The bigfoot and his cousin the yowie are both in the news again.
Bigfoot is not at all imaginary for many inland residents
Jessie Faulkner/The Times-Standard Posted: 05/30/2009 01:24:16 AM PDT
For many in Hoopa, Bigfoot is a reality of the inland valley -- one that several residents have experienced through first-hand encounters. Those encounters -- profiled in David Paulides' “The Hoopa Project: Bigfoot Encounters in California” -- point to evidence bolstering the existence of the large human-like creature. The book, a collaborative effort of the North American Bigfoot Search, is based on a numerous interviews conducted in 2004. But, the catalyst goes a bit further back. In a telephone interview from his Los Gatos home this week, Paulides said the organization began when a group of business acquaintances were sitting around a table one day and began talking about strange occurrences in the woods. ”That was the catalyst for us to talk,” he said. The search and the organization evolved slowly among the tight-knit group, the author said. With a combination of time, resources and well-honed investigative skills, the colleagues began by noting all of the Bigfoot sightings on a map of the Pacific Northwest -- a realization that led to the publication of a map showing those sites and noted that a predominant number of sightings had been reported from Northern California. Those sightings, however, weren't enough to immediately sway the author, a veteran of 20 years as an officer and investigator with the Los Gatos Police Department.
See rest of story here: http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_12484307
Meanwhile in Australia:
26 May 2009
Floods may flush out the Aussie Bigfoot
The flooding rains which have ravaged the east coast of Australia over the past week have left a trail of misery for many, but for one man their aftermath provides a rare opportunity to attain elusive evidence of Australia’s most famous mystery animal. In the wake of south-east Queensland’s record-breaking floods, Tim the Yowie Man, Australia’s leading mystery investigator, has raced from his national headquarters in Canberra to the Gold Coast hinterland in an attempt to find conclusive evidence of the yowie.
“Historical records indicate that there is a direct correlation between significant rain events in this part of Queensland and the sightings of Australia’s fabled yowie,” explains the purveyor of all things mysterious.“The soaked soil and muddy bogs created by the heavy rain is more conducive to animals, including yowies, leaving their footprints,” further explains the Yowie Man. “Rain to the extent experienced up here in the last week would make a large hairy bipedal hominoid creature very uncomfortable and potentially force it into areas it might not otherwise frequent,” says the crack cryptonaturalist.Tim the Yowie Man has set up camp in the village of Springbrook which has earned the title as yowie capital of Australia for its steady stream of reports over especially the last fifty years, including an alleged sighting by an Australian politician and one of the few alleged yowie encounters that has involved violence. “It’s certainly a hot-spot for yowie activity and now immediately after the rain is historically a good time to hunt for evidence of the creature – I’m quietly confident of finding some sort of evidence such as hair or footprints of the mystery beast.”“If I’m really lucky I may even get to see one,” hopes the Yowie Man.
Here’s hoping he does see one and gets some evidence. Maybe the weather is bringing out the hunters and the creatures? Lets hope so. I for one would love to see some evidence come out of this.
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