Bigfoot Blues

bigfoot_squatSometimes Doc goes out of the house to run a short errand and leaves the TV on for me. That is when I turn on one of my favorite shows on Animal Planet called Finding Bigfoot.

In it’s 6th season, three very smart scientists that belong to the Bigfoot Field Research Organization travel around the planet to investigate Bigfoot sightings. They go out in the woods at night and make mating sounds that are supposed to attract Bigfoot. Wearing night vision goggles that cast an eerie green light to show the way, they listen closely until they hear some blood curdling screams coming from the woods.  Research scientist James “BoBo” Fay yells “That’s Squatch!” Frantically, they rush toward the noise hoping to capture Bigfoot. After six years, they have not captured or found one, but as “BoBo” explains “A lot of stuff happens you don’t see.”

In addition to scientists, there are also every day citizens that have spotted and taken pictures of Bigfoot. At the beginning of 2015, a man named John Rodrigues, a retired electrician spotted Bigfoot in Florida, northeast of Tampa. (Apparently Bigfoot went south to escape the snow.) John reported to the HuffPost, ” I fish for gar in the river and I bring my camera to take pictures of the birds and what not. I heard a squishing sound, looked over and saw this thing walking through the water and crouch down in the duck weed. It did not look like a guy in a suit…it was definitely an animal. I took the picture and got out of there as fast as I could. My whole life, never seen anything like it.”

All of this reporting on Bigfoot got me to thinking about what might be lurking in Doc’s backyard. So far, the biggest animals I have encountered are deer and a red fox. But, I probably need to be careful  when I go out at night as there have been numerous Bigfoot sightings in eastern Ohio. Until then, I will continue to watch Finding Bigfoot when Doc isn’t home. I am hoping for an episode that Bigfoot emerges from the woods and drags James “BoBo” Fay the scientist back into the woods. Now that would be a good show!


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