Some of my favorite guest posts on this blog are those from our dear Audre Myers, who always brings a certain wide-eyed innocence coupled with the wisdom of experience. It’s a curious combination, and one that I respect when it exists, as it is rare. I admire Audre’s ability to remain excited about learning and the world around her, while still staying rooted in Reality.
But my favorite posts from Audre are the ones she writes about Bigfoot. I am agnostic on the existence of our hairy friend, but as I tell Audre, “I want to believe.”
One of my major critiques is that, with all the alleged Bigfoot footage (Bigfootage?) out there, we still haven’t gotten a good look at the big lug. In our age of hyper-documentation of every bit of life’s minutiae, how have we not caught this beast on camera in glorious hi-def video? Surely some eccentric, Elon Muskian billionaire could pepper the forests of the world with high-end recording equipment or even non-lethal traps and bag a Bigfoot.
But so far, we just have grainy photos. Even the Bigfoot YouTubers don’t do themselves any favors, padding out their videos with lots of long, boring shots of their own backyards, pointing to broken twigs as some meaningful sign of a disturbance. No way it could be a wild cat, or a bear, or a stray dog; nope, it’s gotta be Bigfoot.
Yet we’re constantly dredging up horrid monstrosities from the depths of the ocean, the kinds of creatures that we thought only existed in science-fiction stories or in prehistoric times. The woods are quite as impenetrable as the blackest depths of the murky deep, but there are plenty of forests and hills and dales in the world that are impenetrable to humans. Perhaps Bigfoot has retreated to his natural, dwindling habitat in these still-inaccessible regions of the globe.
Audre mentioned some Bigfoot books, and I hope she will share some reviews of them in future posts (more homework for her, mwahahahaha!).
With that, here is Audre telling us all about her very large friend: