Showing posts with label Seattle Times. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Seattle Times. Show all posts

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Bobo is Interviewed by Seattle Times over Drinks

The one and only James "Bobo" Fay 
A Seattle Times skeptic, Froma Harrop a decade-old friend, interviews James "Bobo" Fay over drinks. You may have caught Bobo on Conan O'Brien last week.

The interview begins well and does a nice job framing Bobo's opinion of skeptics:
In Bobo’s good-natured world, Bigfoot skeptics are a necessary presence. An essential member of the “Finding Bigfoot” team is Ranae Holland, a field biologist and Bigfoot doubter. She adds gravitas by demanding evidence.
The Harrop continues on, establishing his 10-year relationship with Bobo. Then the interview pivots as Harrop comments on how Bobo must answer the same questions, over and over, yet, he can't help asking one of those questions himself.
I order another bloody mary and again ask: Do you really, really believe in Bigfoot?

“Well, I saw one in 2002,” Bobo patiently answers. “A buddy and I watched for 22 minutes.”

He explains the biology: There’s probably no human tree with straight descending evolutionary lines. “There are like five hominids that all overlapped and were breeding together.”
You can read the entire interview at the Seattle Times, it has also been reposted at Real Clear Politics

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Seattle Times: Virginia Man on Verge of Bigfoot Discovery

Seattle Times reports Billy Willard, a Virginia resident who says, "If he finds a dead Bigfoot, he intends to walk away with the ultimate trophy, DNA evidence, to send a message to those who ridicule the believers: 'To give them the final 'Aha! I told you so.' "

Billy Willard says he's on the verge of a major discovery that could change the way humans think about the natural world, not to mention their need for a creature-proof home security system....

...Go ahead, call him a loon, a flake, a huckster. He's heard it all. But Willard knows what he knows, which is that three people from this area — a woman, her husband and their granddaughter — told him they saw a shaggy, super-sized figure on two legs gallivanting across their wooded property.

In April, Willard led a weeklong expedition to the site, where he installed five motion-sensor cameras that will snap photos if and when the big galoot wanders by again.

Willard, 41, says he'd like to lead a tour of the property and introduce the witnesses, really he would. But the woman who says she saw what she believes could have been Bigfoot fears an avalanche of ridicule, which is why Willard is left to deliver his version of what happened a few miles away, in the parking lot of a Dairy Queen.

"We believe we may be close to some kind of major discovery," he said. "All the things they would need are here, fresh water, shelter in the woods. The high concentration of sightings tells me they're here."

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