This post will likely become more of a rant than anything informative. It’s been a while since I’ve written anything and I come to this page, today, at this moment, with a great deal of frustration (and an announcement).
So, in short, if you’re looking for usable information, witty banter, deep thought, or anything that resembles any of the above, go ahead and skip this post.
If you’re just looking for a way to pass 10-12 minutes, or your waiting for your carry out order to be ready, or whatever…you may find this a worthy post to accomplish your task of not dying of boredom. However, I make zero promises (aside from some fairly exciting news at the end of the rant…)
Seriously, though, what the heck is going on….
I had high hopes for 2017. I really did.
2016 was lackluster to say the least when it came to new revelations and discoveries in the world of bigfoot.
Some “nests”? Really?
A crowd-funded bigfoot “cruise” to allow a few guys to gallivant around on a boat drinking beer and pretending to research.
Has anyone seen any pictures of these nests? I haven’t (not that I’m a big deal and should be privy to such “exclusive” content, but surely someone has seen these things?)
Did one useful piece of evidence surface from the bigfoot booze cruise?
Here’s a recurring theme in the realm of sasquatch, and cryptozoology, as a whole.
A lot of people have ideas. Lot’s of people “have” things. Lot’s of people have proof. Lot’s of people have evidence.
Lot’s of people could “convince you beyond a shadow of a doubt” if you could only see what they have.
Ok. So…I have a novel suggestion…
Show me what you’ve “got”.
Heck, just show someone, anyone, it doesn’t even have to be me.
Here’s where we run aground in this little community we love so much.
We are all talk. Nothing else.
Big, very poorly thought out, very poorly executed, ideas.
Here’s an official “put your money where your mouth is” to the world of bigfoot. I’m sure everyone who’s anyone reads my blog so surely they’ll see this (insert sarcasm).
Put up or shut up.
Show your hand or apologize for being a fraud and leading innocent, gullible people, on a wild goose chase with you at the helm.
If you EVER want to be taken seriously, you have no choice.
It’s just like the kill versus no kill “debate” (as someone who considered themselves scientifically minded, I have such a hard time determining where the actual debate is here)
There are just hard facts that are going to need to be accepted in order to get the community on the same page.
If you have “proof”, then that proof needs to be opened up to scientific evaluation and criticism.
Remember, criticism isn’t bad…
It’s a necessary part of the scientific method. It needs to be done.
Those researchers (I can’t use that term loosely enough…) who refuse to open up their so-called evidence to scientific scrutiny are halting the scientific process in its tracks. The moment they refuse to allow their evidence to be scrutinized by the (legitimate) scientific community, they lose all credibility. Period.
The thing that really gets me…
Is that NO ONE ever calls these people on their nonsense.
They are given airtime to spout their ridiculousness and then praised by the half-loonies that follow them for “staying strong” and not divulging the very thing they say they are searching for.
No one calls them on it.
Search The Woods Podcast
In the next few weeks, I’ll be unveiling the Search The Woods podcast.
This isn’t going to be your basic “encounter” show.
This will be (gasp), actual journalism.
Tough questions will be asked.
Feelings may be hurt.
Guests may leave.
Heck, guests may never agree to come on.
But those who do, I truly believe, will earn the respect of a great deal of the community that remains silently angry at the state of ridiculousness that we’ve all turned into.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a nice guy. My mother raised me right.
I’ll be respectful but I won’t back down.
I’m taking my own advice and am ready to put up or shut up.
I’ve complained about the community long enough without putting my money (or a microphone) where my mouth is.
If you have someone who may be willing to be interviewed, or have an individual you’d like to hear on the show, please feel free to comment on this post and I’ll do my best to get in touch.
Exciting times, my friends. Exciting times.