Monday, October 23, 2006

Oklahoma Bigfoot Hunting

Bigfoot has become a huge topic in paranormality in the last two years, some 39 years after the Patterson film and a half century after the legend became part of national consciousness. I may collect my thoughts on why in a future post. But one element of this explosion is the idea of Bigfoot no longer being confined to the western coastal forests of North America, but being seen in rural areas throughout the continent. The idea angers rankles some traditionalist Bigfoot hunters, who don't see how the animal they believe hides in the forests of California through British Columbia could hide in the Plains States or Texas.

But nonetheless, here is a Bigfoot expedition in Oklahoma. The narrative demonstrates one important feature: contact with actual witnesses or storytellers erodes skepticism dramatically.

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