Hairs: "Hair color is described as dark, dark
brown, or black in over half of the reports. The most common
are a medium or light brown, or even reddish brown. Some
observers describe them as being much lighter in color. " G.S.
Krantz, Bigfoot Sasquatch Evidence. Blaine, WA., 1999.
certain phenomenal: J. Derrida, Specters of
Marx. New York, 1994. p.6.
form: "Because animals exhibit hair in profusion and
because we see our own sexuality an animal, the linkage is unavoidable." R.
Bly, Iron John. Reading, MA., 1990.
women, whatever the school, inherit a constellation of traits: magic
travel, horrific self-sacrifice, divine language, and affiliation
with the agency of water. V. Cass, Dangerous Women:
Warriors. Grannies and Geishas of the Ming. Lanham, MD., 1999.p.65.
the killers: M. Atwood. From, "Oratorio for
Sasquatch, Man, and Two Androids."
Tenn. -- It's open season on Bigfoot! The population of the once-rare
creatures has exploded so spectacularly in recent years that state
officials in Tennessee have quietly authorized hunters to shoot them!
'We have to do something to trim their numbers,' confirms a Department
of Fish and Wildlife official who asked not to be identified by name.
'If we don't, they'll overrun the forest and start encroaching on
inhabited areas. Already, these creatures have started to become
pests in some rural parts of the state, raiding garbage bins, farmers'
cornfields and vegetable gardens.'
is set to begin June 15 and run to September 15, with hunting limited
to the hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The maximum number of kills per
season is three for each hunter. And trigger-happy hunters can't
wait to step up the challenge, eager to bag their first Bigfoot and
take home an impressive trophy to show off to pals. 'To hunt an animal
most people have never seen and some don't even believe in would
be an incredible experience,' enthuses 38-year Sam Custler of Knoxville,
who plans to take his two teenage sons on a Bigfoot hunt.
about a critter that's smarter than a bear and probably even a gorilla.
It'll take a lot of skill and patience to track it down. A Bigfoot
head mounted over our fireplace and a Bigfoot rug on the floor of
our den would be something our whole family would take pride in.'
to cryptozoologists, who study creatures whose existence has not
been substantiated, it is estimated that in the 1930s there were
only 45 Bigfoots throughout North America, and they were probably
one of the most endangered species in the world. But in the late
'70s, for reasons unknown, the creatures began breeding like jackrabbits,
particularly in Tennessee's Blue Ridge Mountains.
the backwoods would often come across Bigfoot couples going at it
like teenagers on a lover's lane,' notes a leading researcher. Thanks
to the Bigfoot baby boom, experts believe the creatures' population
has soared to 960 in Tennessee alone -- and it's still growing fast.
And officials are claiming that's what turned Bigfoot from a rare
natural treasure into a nuisance.
informing hunters through private organizations, authorities have
spread the word that a decades-long, unspoken ban on shooting the
lumbering, 7-foot-plus man-beasts has been lifted. Despite efforts
to keep the hunting secret, animal-rights activists have gotten wind
of the program and are crying foul. 'We oppose all hunting, but the
mass slaughter of a gentle and intelligent creature like Bigfoot
is obscene,' says a spokesperson for the Southeastern Association
for the Preservation of Wildlife."
M. Foster, Weekly World
language: L'homme sauvage "was usually depicted
as covered all over with hair, except for knees, elbows, and face,
and he had a full beard....Unable to speak, he shunned man and
was devoid of knowledge of God, which meant either he did not have
the use of his reason or else he did not possess it. Unable to
control his passions, he assaulted lone women in the woods. However,
he was intimately acquainted with nature's secrets. which he sometimes
shared with peasants; at times he would tend their cattle or would
heal a wounded knight with herbs. But his closest associated were
bears and devils." O.P. Dickason, "The Concept
of L'Homme Sauvage. In, M.M. Halpin and M.M. Ames, editors, Manlike
Monsters on Trial. Vancouver, Canada, 1980. pp.71-2.