I’m sure the mission president was thrilled when he read this newspaper article about two LDS missionaries finding possible “Bigfoot footprints” outside their house:
Two missionaries with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints received a scare on the night of Dec. 2 when they saw what they think was a set of sasquatch footprints outside of their Burns Lake home.
Tyler Beck and Brad Blazzard are in B.C. for two years, rotating in different communities throughout the Smithers and Burns Lake area for the past seven months.
“The first thing we thought was that someone was playing a trick on us,” Beck said.”But we don’t know anyone our age who would do that and our house in on the southside, so pretty much in the middle of nowhere.”
The footprints, which Beck said was about 20 inches long is right in front of Beck’s porch, leading to the path where the pair keep their wood shed.
Beck said prior to finding the footprint at 9:30 p.m. on the night of Dec. 2, he didn’t really believe in the possibility of bigfoot.
“I still don’t know what to think,” he said. “I have heard some pretty ridiculous things about bigfoot but now I am leaning toward the edge of thinking it may be possible.”
It’s not clear how then ended up talking to the local newspaper about this, but I’m not sure they helped their missionary efforts much by doing so.
I’m reminded of one of my favorite Calvin Grondahl cartoons. It shows two Nephites up on a wall; staring back at them is a one-eyed giant with pointy ears. One Nephite says to the other, “You realize of course, that if you mention the Cyclops in the gold plates, it’s going to create an enormous credibility problem.” Heh. ..bruce..
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Oh, I don’t know that I’d be too worried … Stake President William Budge reported seeing the Bear Lake Monster in 1870 (here) and nobody thought too badly of him … 🙂
Ah, Ardis, I knew I could count on you to give some historical perspective. 🙂
Any thoughts on the Cain/Bigfoot idea? I don’t know if this a site that gets that far out there. There’s the David Patten story where he sees Cain while riding a horse that is included in Miracle of Forgiveness.
Surely you jest.
Sorry I said that in a rush. I was interested in the thought a long time ago. Presuming that Cain is around and walking around and has the appearance suggested by David Patten (covered in hair, dark skin), then it’s at least something to think about. Or does that just make one seem crazy? I mean, I don’t know you personally so I don’t know how you approach ideas like that. I tend to approach them from the perspective of accepting the possibility of the idea first and then accepting evidence to disprove as opposed to rejecting first and then accepting evidence to prove. In geek terms, are you:
Order allow, deny
Allow from all
Deny from my blacklisted ideas
Order deny, allow
Deny from all
Allow from my whitelisted ideas
Can’t say which is a better approach per se.