Editors Note: This is a guest post by Bigfoot Evidence contributor The Windigo Kid.
So as this fall approaches, I am happy for two reasons. One, my “Hot Spot” seems to be better in the fall, and second, we get to watch new episodes of Finding Bigfoot!
What is it about the show that gets me, well the anticipation of course! What will happen next? I don’t consider myself a Bigfoot researcher, but more of an enthusiast and seeker of truth. This show does a lot more for the “enthusiast” in me than it does the “seeker.”
But that’s ok and a heck of a lot of fun if you take it for what it is, entertainment! I am what many would refer to as a “thrill seeker.” I have raced cars and bikes, sky-dived, snow and water ski, tried surfing—we’ll skip that story, 4 wheeling and generally love the outdoors and mountains. So many of my hobbies are based on, “what will happen next?” And that is what the show does so well and keeps us coming back for more!
I’ve been studying reports, accounts, and stories for 28 years on and off, starting with my first encounter at Hagerman Wildlife Refuge near Pottsboro TX. on Lake Texoma the summer of 1984. I never set out to discover a Bigfoot, It found me! But like most things I get into, I go all the way. I never really went out looking for our buddy as much as I just studied the encounters. But in the end, he found me at least two more times in Cali! So for me, there is no more “question” of the existence of a Sasquatch. The Question is------ What is it? For another article.
I was lucky enough to attend the filming of the upcoming Shaver Lake Finding Bigfoot episode. It was so cool hearing all those stories in person, seeing the expressions, feeling the emotion of the people who have seen, who know! It was a rare moment in time when it was going to be nothing but “cool” to have my own story, to know! I do understand how (without the experience) people have a tough time getting their head wrapped around this creature, but the statistical weight of witness testimony is quite frankly, staggering! You “condescending” skeptics, not truth seeking skeptics, but the rude, pointless skeptics really helps to destroy the availability of testimony. “The moon is made of cheese!” ----- Bobo
But naysayers never stopped my journey anyway and it is what it is, understand! I’ll say this, my experiences never included any of the odd stuff and the one I saw looked like a normal animal (all be it one that wasn’t supposed to be real). But I still only say that the “phenomenon” is real because even after seeing one, I still don’t know the true nature of what we all pursue? The questions grow!
So do I think I’ll learn a lot from the show? No, not really. But I do believe I could learn a lot from each and every member of the cast. I liked them all for different reasons.
I met Bobo first and was able to talk to him for about 5 minutes. Pretty lucky considering attendance. He took time for everyone, especially the kids! Bobo “IS” the “COOL” dude you assume. If I was just going camping or fishing and thought there might be a Squatch around, he would be your guy! I think he has fun wherever he goes!
I was really only able to meet Cliff and meet and speak with Ranae for about 1 minute. Both were extremely nice, intelligent, high energy and passionate, with one big difference. One believes and the other seeks, well that’s her gig! Both very scientific, but with a different baseline!
Now Matt, he actually showed up late. They were out hunting a local, but fought rain and snow and a big diversity of possible choices! The crew had finished shooting with the audience and needed to shot some wraps so they asked everyone to go outside for about twenty minutes, most left. Low and behold Matt showed up and I was fortunate enough to spend about twenty minutes talking Bigfoot with him. People can say what they want, but it’s the rare person who would match the steely eyed determination and passion of Matt Moneymaker! This guy is in overdrive to prove this animals existence. While I don’t agree with every theory (people food) or technique (fireworks???), I admire any man with that much determination. If I was going where I “KNEW” there were mean Squatches and things might get knarly, I’d want Matt there, this guy won’t bail! He’s the man!
So Best wishes to The Man, The Dude, The Scientist and the Scientist Seeker, You all do a great job!
Aka. The Windigo Kid