Bullying In the Bigfoot World

I'd like to thank the Fantastic Facebook group Appalachian Paranormal and Cryptozoological Research who suggested I tackle this important subject.

Those in the Bigfoot online community might have noticed an absence of Autumnforest and many more people like me who want to have intelligent dialogue about something of great anthropological and social significance.  Here's the basic reason:

You can't argue with the village idiot because it's not going to make him smarter.

I left because of the massive troll hits on such sites and the fact that there was no discussion, only immature bullying by vague anonymous people who hide behind having no name or face so they can just take pot shots at everyone else. These little men are pathetic creatures and a fine example of why we might not be ready as a society for the introduction of Bigfoot into our accepted family.

I've watched some wonderful contributors in the field retreat, especially the female population in the Bigfoot world who have taken some of the worst threats and bullying.

It has come to my conclusion that when Bigfoot is proven and recognized by our society, he is in for a monster load of disappointment and embarrassment to possibly be related to such primitives.

If we use Bigfoot sites as a gauge of the culture of our society, we can only assume that we are not ready for the bigger questions. Proving Bigfoot is not the big issue. That will be done with DNA eventually, but what will be our true dilemma is how to categorize him, respect his space, allow him freedoms, while still learning about his life and culture.

How is that going to be possible in a society of people who are scared, angry, and hateful? 

As well, the very people who consider themselves journalists, researchers, and hunters, are rife with some of the most despicable types imaginable. There is lying, cheating, greed, egos, sleeping around, drinking, drugging, and sinister arrangements in some of the most "respected" organizations. There are ones who tout we should kill a Bigfoot and others who threaten anyone with a differing opinion. There are more than enough hangers-on who affiliate with a "big" figure in the field and hope to ride his coattails, and there are those who act like rock star groupies.

What I have to say to these people is simple. Get a real job. Work a real industry.  

Bigfoot is not an industry.

It will be left to the universities and scientists to deal with the anthropological significance of his unveiling. You are not big-game hunting. You are in entirely the wrong field if you want fame and fortune. Your behaviors and how you comport yourself in the industry are no secret. Everyone knows the dirty players and they will have no part in research or anything of legitimacy. It is best to fold up your tents and go home. We know who you are and we know how you roll.

It is not an issue of whether there is a Bigfoot, the real issue is how we greet a newly accepted citizen because so far on the Bigfoot sites, it's pretty evident we haven't come far since the past several hundred years when we hit the shores of North America.

What I have to say about those who are earnestly out there seeking their own interactions and experiences, who want to protect these unique people, and those who have joined teams in hopes of getting evidence; the future of Bigfoot enterprises following their recognition will be to either adapt or become extinct, just like the species.

There will no doubt be wonderful opportunities in preservation and conservation, archaeological exploration, volunteer positions, research, and more for those who honestly are concerned for Bigfoot and want to be a part of this exciting time in which man accepts another breed.

Anyone who wants to pursue capturing, harming or molesting Bigfoot in any way will have a world of hurt upon them. They will need to find a new obsession because it simply won't be done anymore without persecution. I hope to see people taking a new interest in the natural sciences and anthropology. We have so many mysteries yet to be solved like evidence of Viking landings in America and what happened to ancient tribes. I would rather see retired BF hunters unveiling secrets from our land than chasing and harassing our neighbors.

I am waiting for the tides of change and until the proof of Bigfoot is out there, I suppose there will be armchair idiots ranting and bullying like impotent little monsters. If we are lucky, they will graduate to some other form of pathetic entertainment when there is no debate about Bigfoot's existence.