AS MUCH AS HUMANS constantly pursue the unknown, I’m convinced there’s a part of us that doesn’t want to find the answers to everything. Certain things are best left as mysteries — otherwise, we’d get bored.
It turned out to be deer hair. Never mind, the story has reminded us of all the Bigfoot and Sasquatch stories of years gone by, stories that don’t often get told any more.
Like Ogopogo, the Loch Ness Monster and flying saucers, Bigfoot and Sasquatch make no sense from logical and scientific perspectives. Yet, we can’t let go of them.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops, former school board chair, former editor of The Kamloops Daily News, and a current director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He was awarded the Jack Webster Foundation’s lifetime achievement award in 2011. His editorials are published Monday through Thursdays, and Saturdays on CFJC Today, CFJC Midday and CFJC Evening News. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.