We’re a few months into 2021, and I’ll be honest with you — the Bigfoot stories coming across the wire this year have been a bit…eccentric. We’re not talking sightings or reports of unusual noises. No. This year, Bigfoot is really all about paperwork and maybe the occasional footprint.
And a few sightings. Don’t get me wrong.
A lot has happened in March alone. But again, don’t get too excited. Like I said: printouts.
In Oklahoma, for example, Bigfoot has a ‘bounty’ on his head. The state’s tourism department is offering tracking permits to any souls brave and determined enough to not only locate Bigfoot, but (safely) capture him and turn him in to the authorities. As of earlier this month, the bounty reward has reached at least $2.1 million.
The whole project has been dubbed “Sasquatch Quest,” and will also include a “Bigfoot promotional campaign” complete with license plates, commemorative tracking licenses, and other things.
According to the Enid News & Eagle, Oklahoma State Representative Justin Humphrey spearheaded the idea, with his ultimate goal being to drive tourism to his “heavily wooded district.”
Meanwhile, over in Kentucky, residents were a bit perplexed earlier this month when they encountered a public service bulletin proclaiming a SASQUATCH ALERT.
“Attention visitors: Sasquatches have been sighted coming from the woodlands to the Lakes, Rivers and other Waterways to feed on Fish, Crawdads, Vegetation and other food sources.”
The alert provided several recommendations, such as remaining calm in the face of Bigfoot, not running, and refraining from chasing the mysterious cryptid out farther into the woods. All very good tips, I’d say.
However, while the message spread far and wide on social media, it wasn’t long before Kentucky’s Department of Fish & Wildlife Resource assured everyone that the alert was fake.
Finally, we turn our gaze over to Texas, where an up-and-coming city council hopeful named Bill Lisle is using Bigfoot’s likeness to advertise for his campaign. Right now, all over Place 7 of Plano, Texas, you’ll find giant 7-foot-tall metal Bigfoot cutouts reading “BILL LISLE FOR 7” right there on his back.
We’ll see if this leads to an increase in reported sightings in the area.
And that about wraps it up for now. For any Bigfeet out there, obviously you should probably avoid Oklahoma for the time being. Plano, Texas, with its dozens of life-size Bigfoot cutouts, on the other hand, might prove a good place to lay low for a while and blend in.