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Media Article # 583
Friday, March 13, 2009
Bigfoot sightings keep the legend alive in Michigan
By Bay City Times
Bay City Opinion
That funky smell; that hairy, not-quite-human gait; that long, low call through the woods:
Bigfoot! In Michigan!
There's a declaration that'll have friends turning away and snickering into their hands.
Here in the Great Lakes State, as in most of the northland, if it hasn't been shot and dragged by the foot back into town for all to see, it's considered not quite real.
But sightings of Bigfoot persist to this day. Just last year, a hunter in Oscoda County got a whiff of something stinky, then came upon a sleeping Bigfoot. Jeez-o-Pete!
One was seen in Arenac County in 2003, another in Ogemaw in 2007 near Lupton.
The reports keep trickling in, stoking the legend of Bigfoot. For fear of ridicule, few people are willing to make those claims publicly.
Who's to say, though, that there isn't a 7- or 8-foot, apelike creature hiding out in our remote swamps?
A team of researchers tried to flush one out in the Upper Peninsula in recent years, to no avail. Kind of like those cable TV "reality" shows where they never manage to find a live specimen of the creature of the week.
That's OK. If Bigfoot were common, they wouldn't be legend, would they?
Keep that in mind the next time you're deep in the woods and you see, smell or hear something that's Not. Quite. Right.
Could it be Bigfoot?
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