April 12, 2012

Find Bigfoot: Win A Fayetteville House

That’s right. There’s an incredible offer out there. If you can prove Sasquatch exists by turning in a body, there is a “debunker’s” (they probably prefer the world “skeptic’s”) group who will give you a free house in Fayetteville. Fayetteville, Arkansas, that is. One assumes you have to go live there to enjoy it. Fayetteville seems to always be in the news. But more on that in a moment. How about some details on this “prize”?

Being skeptical myself, sometimes, of such offers, I post what might be metaphors of the types of houses available for such a prize. Okay, just sharing my Midwestern sense of humor.

This offer was posted last Sunday:

Hello everyone. From time to time the Fayetteville Freethinkers have offered rewards for evidence of paranormal powers demonstrated under careful and proper observing conditions. It’s been reported that Arkansas is in 3rd place for having a lot of “Bigfoot” activity, so on behalf of one of our members, we are offering the reward of a house in Fayetteville to anyone who can catch Bigfoot and bring him in.

The following affidavit provides the legal details and is presented to demonstrate the full legitimacy and legally binding nature of this offer:

If you have Bigfoot, contact this attorney.

So, despite the fact this Fayetteville Freethinkers group has been having fun and heaping ridicule on the recent “illegal Bigfoot search permit” charges (see here), in this situation they have gone all legal on Bigfoot seekers.

If you find a Bigfoot, they are bound legally to give you a house.

Why should we not be surprised that in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where the media has focussed so much attention on a college football coach being injured in a motorcycle wreck with his young former volleyball player along with him, the Fayetteville Freethinkers would exist??

Should we be shocked this is happening in Fayetteville? Of course not.

In earlier Fortean Times columns and then in my 1983 book, Mysterious America, I wrote: “Cryptologic or coincidence? Jim Brandon should be credited with calling attention to the name Watts/Watkins/Watson, and its entanglement with inexplicable things. Some other names involved in mysterious events pinpointed by Brandon are Bell, Mason, Parsons, Pike, Vernon, and Warren. The influence of such names as Mason, Pike, Warren, and Lafayette, for example, issues, in some cryptopolitical and occult way, from their ties to the Masonic tradition.”

Those familiar with my writings know of my musings on “The Fayette Factor,” which have been highlighted by Jeff Rense’s site and Todd Campbell’s site, Through the Looking Glass, as well as several others.

So, if it’s real, if you bring in proof of a Bigfoot then you can own a house in “livable condition” in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas!

Thanks P.D. for the news tip.

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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