There is a Yeti in the back of everyone’s mind; only the blessed are not haunted by it. ~ old sherpa saying

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Did I Mean It?: A Comment Reconsidered

In Jeremy Vaeni’s recent Culture of Contact interview, I said how I hoped I never would see a Bigfoot. This is what I said:
I myself have never encountered one, and I hope I do not.

I’ve said that before, and mean it. Kind of. But in thinking about it, I wonder. Do I really mean that?

Part of why I said that, I think, is a fear of not being taken seriously. On the other hand, given my UFO/Fortean life, I think I passed that point a long time ago. It is what it is; I am what I am, all that stuff. But I’ve seen UFOs, have had two episodes of missing time, been involved with hauntings, and a lot more high strangeness stuff, all I need is a Bigfoot sighting to add to the pile of weirdness. Then again, why should I worry about what others may think? And about something that hasn’t even happened?

The other reason is fear. But that’s kind of silly too; I don’t think there’d by anything to fear. Not to say I wouldn’t be extremely respectful and cautious, but “fear” -- I hope not.

So I guess I don't feel that way, and actually, would probably feel very honored and blessed if I did see a Sasquatch.


Jeremy said...

If I can say I was abducted by aliens and now have some spiritual energy maneuvering in me and get away with it, I think you'll be okay seeing an ape-man and being a not-abductee-with-every-single-indication-of-being-an-abductee-and-are-one (or whatever the proper term for that :)

Regan Lee said...

Yeah, sometimes I worry too much!