Announcement: Bigfoot Ballyhoo has been under attack, in the past, by a couple of people who wished Ballyhoo and its editors to look as if they were hoaxing information.
One of the biggest examples would be the claim that we made up the ESP Team, Bill Emery, Cole Saxton and the late Hank Parchell. A well-known bigfoot researcher found photos that looked like Emery, Saxton and Parchell. He claimed the three to be the real men and not any part of the ESP Team. (In fact, he claimed there was no ESP Team).
And then while the Emery Team was processing trail cam photos a couple were sent to Ballyhoo. These photos turned out to be well-known bigfoot photos, one from a movie and one of Patty. The technician’s son that was processing the trail cam photos replaced the real photos with fakes. In good faith Emery sent the dallied-with photos to Ballyhoo. When it was found out what happened it was explained.
Another photo of a footprint with a believable history was given Ballyhoo to post. Turned out to be Tim Fasano’s photo from Florida. Again, we’ve given explanations for each occurrence. We were hoaxed.
We in time recognized each hoax and explained what happened
C. Langrill, Guest Editor-Blogger: Regarding the Team telling us more about their adventure.
I think it is a great idea, even though I'm sure the ESP team is pressed for time, but I will admit that I live vicariously through them and their experiences out there at Sru and would really enjoy a re-telling of the events out there, as they lived it.
As for all the ridicule towards the ESP team, and towards you Linda, I think that you need thick skin and have to just brush off the negativity. I think it is great that you published some of the negative comments. It gives everyone an idea of what you have to deal with by doing what you do.
I've found, in this past year since I've joined the Squatchin arena, that there are all kinds of politics in this venue. It seems like there are clusters of Squatchers that tend to stick together based on personalities and bigfoot ideology. I will be the first to admit, that I have only a certain group of squatchers that I follow, and those who I actually squatch with. (I love using the different forms of the word "Squatch." Can you tell?) Among my select group of squatchers, some of them don't get along or agree with one another. My perspective is that until Sasquatch is accepted and acknowledged as a real species, we are all just hobbiests.
An entusiastic bunch who believe bigfoot is real, and we enjoy the subject matter. Some of us sit at home, and write about it, gather information to share with the public. Others of us may actually go out in the field and spend a little, or a lot of time out there. None of us are experts. Some of us may have a little more experience than others, but until which time the squatch are recognized by all to be an actual living breathing being, guys like Bill and his team will then finally be recognized as experts, as I think their recent work will be what does it.
In bigfoot politics, it seems that there are many that always have to ridicule others successes. It's as though that so many dream to be "The One" that proves bigfoot's existence, that they need to tear down anyone else's success. I for one am rooting for you Bill! I know squatch exists. Too many good people I know have seen them, including the ESP team. Personally, I'm not out to prove anything. This just started as a hobby to share with my son. Now my main goal is to see one for myself. If the world does find out that bigfoot is real, I think it will have more negative long term effects on them. They've existed without our knowledge, or direct contact for thousands of years. I just worry what a few bad apples could do to the long term well being of their species. Blah Blah Blah.... Sorry, I rant.
I too love your blog Linda, and all the fresh news we hear through it. I did disagree with you on one thing, as I tend to agree with Autumn Williams view on the Old Elkton cripple foot. It scares me what yahoos might go out there, since it isn't too far out of the way for many folks to go venture out and beat the bushes looking for the poor old guy. With the comments you receive on your site, I think you might agree that there are a couple questionable individuals out there reading your stuff. Long story short, I appreciate that you share most all comments, good and bad. I'm sure you don't take offence to my view on the cripple foot either. This is the beauty of your site Linda. Please ignore the stupidity of some. In the long run, their opinions don't matter to me, and they shouldn't you or Bill. Keep doing what you're doing, because it is a free country, and God Bless it for letting us dabble in our enthusiasm for the squatch.
My only comment for the readers who tend to be "haters" (as the kids say nowadays), is that if you so readily disagree, with the way my blog and this blog is run, or how the ESP team decides what is best for their own personal property, ie. the evidence and photos gathered from Sru, then please go find another site that you would rather read, and/or a forum that you might be more agreeable with. It's like having the choice to change the channel from MSNBC to FOX NEWS. ( Yes, I'm a Fox News Man) Why read it if you don't like it? Better yet, start your own blog! It's as easy as writing an emai!
Thanks Linda and the ESP Team........ just keep having fun with what you are doing. I do.
The story as it was recorded in Bigfoot Ballyhoo. The comments from the men of the ESP Team.
Bigfoot Premise can now be accessed by clicking the picture right column, top. Follow the instructions to begin reading the account from the start. We will begin with Bill Emery. These are the comments from this blog of the ESP Team in order. Enjoy. I'll add photos and new comments as we go along until we have the "clear, crisp" photos Cole Saxton assures us we will soon see.
Guys of the ESP Team: It would be great to have a photo or two for the story. A photo of Cole cutting up potatoes for the stew, you guys eating together, standing around the fire, anything to add to the telling of the adventure. If not, I'm sure we can use our imaginations. Bill has sent us great photos of the forest so we can picture you all there. Thanks and keep commenting and "talking bigfoot." ... Linda Newton-Perry
Not one person shared a bigfoot sighting last week on the blog, Bigfoot Ballyhoo. It seems the ESP Team has kept us all enthralled. About what you ask? In case you haven’t heard, three Oregon bigfoot investigators captured clear photos of the being, bigfoot. Well, where are these photos? you ask. The photos are in safe hands along with critical evidence, footprint casts, hair samples, blood analysis and more. All evidence is being compiled to be presented as solid proof that a huge biped lives in the deep forests of the state of Oregon. Your questions now are, Why is it taking so long? Why is the team seemingly being overly cautious? The answers are complex. A short quip might be “Remember the Patterson-Gimlin Film?” The “bigfoot world” continues to argue its authenticity. Of course, even the ESP Team’s evidence will be questioned, hence their judicious strategy. Lawyers and academics have been consulted. All anticipated questions have answers, authoritative answers. But why can’t we have a peek? you ask, while shaking your head in disbelief.
ESP Team member, Bill Emery, gave Bigfoot Ballyhoo permission, if we liked, to place on the blog the one photo he had sent to us. It was in all honesty, a vague shadow in the middle of the photo. Emery said to tell the readers, the photo was taken in early morning without the aid of flash. To help, I drew a white line around what I guessed to be the shape of the being. Before the release of the photo no few readers of Ballyhoo were questioning the photos existence and some were accusing us of making the whole thing up to get readers to the blog and sell books. I was on my way out of the house when Emery gave us permission to put the photo on Ballyhoo. I quickly made the decision to put it on. Having said that, I will say if I’d had time to discuss the situation with my husband, Christopher, the photo would not have been put on Bigfoot Ballyhoo.
He was adamantly against it. Remember, there were those asking for a line drawing, illustrating the photo I had in my possession. And so it was released. We must remember there is at least three if not four photos that Cole Saxton assured us are clear and sharp. To us bigfoot believers waiting to see the photos is agonizing. We, however, have come to believe Bill Emery and members of his team, Cole Saxton and Hank Parchell, are men of good reputation. I have promised the readers of Bigfoot Ballyhoo if this is a hoax (and I know it is not) I will immediately shut down the blog. If you haven’t visited the blog, Bigfoot Ballyhoo, please do and leave a comment. www.bigfootballyhoo.blogspot.com ... Linda Newton-Perry
Readers, I will place this information from Hank and Cole in the "Bigfoot Premise" section of this blog. Of course, you can read it here in the comments section. "Premise" should be complete by the middle of the week, at least so you can check it out. Keep commenting and keep "talking bigfoot." ... Linda Newton-Perry
P.S. It is finished enough for you to enjoy. I'll be adding photos and more comments.
I write along with my husband Christopher Perry. We are the authors of a Viking Age Novel, Forced Blood The Norseman and several bigfoot children's books. I author the blog Bigfoot Ballyhoo. I'm a bigfoot believer and I hope the animal will be "found" soon.
Linda and Chris, we had great success last night and early this morning. Bigfoot came within 25 feet of me and Hank. We put out salt licks last night to see if the animal would try to take it and he did. I am enclosing a snap of #6 camera. DO NOT put it on the site yet. We don’t want another thing like last week. You may tell your readers of it though. All together we got 4 shots. They will have to all be enhanced but we believe all are very good. This shot was at 6 AM, Sunday Aug. 8, 2010. The image in the background is an old rotten cedar stump. Thanks for your support!
P.S. Emery finally said it was okay to put the photo on Ballyhoo.