Happy Bigfoot Mom’s Day 2011

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 8th, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day, 2011.

Carter Family Drawing

What’s a Sasquatch mom to do? How’s an overwhelmed Bigfoot mother to respond to events occurring nowadays?

Today is a good time to look at questions often heard from humans, but from a different point of view.

Do Bigfoot mothers have a difficult task of loving their young and keeping control of them in an ever expanding world of human encroachment on forests and wild spaces?

Do Sasquatch think their kids are making up stories about those little funny hairless humans?

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While we have images of what these Bigfoot mothers may look like (see above), I have, for a long time, looked deeper for what the record might tell us of the interactions between young humans and young Bigfoot. Such encounters, I feel, might reflect on the parental actions of the adult Bigfoot nearby. Today is the right day to reflect on these questions. Take a moment on this Mother’s Day in the USA for how this might look from the other side of the fence or, at least, over that hedge or ridge.

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There are certainly hints of such incidents. In Ivan T. Sanderson’s Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life, (Philadelphia: Chilton, 1961), he writes on page 137, of “little people” from the Klamath montane forests of northern California: “The Amerinds [Native Americans] will not, as far as I have been able to determine, come right out and either assert or deny [the hairy little people’s] existence. Unlike the giants, of which they speak quite factually, they seem to regard these pigmies with a high degree of superstition, and their folk-tales are rife with stories of such little people playing with their children on riverbanks; but, while being visible to youngsters, being invisible to adults.”

The “youngsters” Sanderson speaks of are the Native children. But clearly, later on when talking about similar encounters observed by whites, it is clear that the “little people” may, indeed, be the young of the Bigfoot.

Then there has been another most peculiar business in this [Klamath] area. It transpired that nearby, certain persons who are [Caucasian] family folk, live in rather expensive houses sometimes of the split-level ranch type, on blacktop roads around which school buses parade daily to take their offspring to be educated. In many cases they own houses which stand in several acres of land backed up against solid forest that has not been touched except for logging of large timber a century ago. They had something most unpleasant to report. These people live not more than 30 miles from a large and bustling modern city. They stated, in confidence and off the record, to certain locals for whose veracity I will vouch, that they had long experienced a problem.

This was simply that their kids – i.e. under 7-year-olds – had been found to be playing in the back fields up by the borders of the forest with certain fairly small hairy ones, who, when alarmed by the approach of human adults, allegedly took to the trees.

Said human kids, on reaching the age of reason, turned out not to want to talk about this abomination, while the parents most definitely did not and do not want it talked about. Nonetheless, they have talked a bit, and I pass it on to you for what it is worth.

This is the kind of thing that get people really riled: it also seems to me to slop over into the realm of “Little People” that only kids can see.

Let us just suppose for a moment that Oh-Mah mothers permit their kids to play with ours (up to the age of 7) but tell them to cut out the moment on of our adults appear over the fence! Naturally it would be only the kids who see the little hairy ones. There is no better playmate for a child than a 2-year-old chimpanzee.Ivan T. Sanderson, Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life. Philadelphia: Chilton, 1961; New York: Cosimo, 2008, page 139.

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Children are disbelieved. Imaginary playmates are used to explain those stories the kids bring back home. Playmates are dismissed. What’s a Bigfoot mother to do when her kids tell her they just want to go play with those cute little smooth-skinned young apes over near the forest’s edge?

Are we living in a day and age when Homo sapiens kids aren’t even playing outside that much anymore? Or if they are and say they see little hairy kids, they are taken to therapy and not believed?

Are the only reports of the youthful interactions between Bigfoot and humans now all over a generation old, merging into historical records versus contemporary events?

Is the difference with the humans or the Bigfoot?

Have you heard of any such recent sightings at the end of this first decade of the 21st century?

Who are watching the forest edge dwellers and playtime hairy kids?

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Thank you

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

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