Yes folks, I am placing another story about our large friend Bigfoot in a blog about entertainment, because…well, it’s my party & I can cry if I want to & all that shit.
The day Claudia Ackley, 46, allegedly saw Bigfoot—a.k.a. Sasquatch—in a park in Arrowhead California changed her life forever. She lost 125 pounds, got a divorce, and decided not to waste any more years of her life.
That is why Ackley is suing the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to get it to recognize Bigfoot as a real species in need of preservation. When she initially showed a photo of the creature to park officials, they said it was a bear:
‘They’re supposed to be there to protect the public. They’re not doing their jobs,’ she says. ‘If I can save one life, it will be worth it.’
Life’s been good for the ‘Squatch lately. In addition to Ackley’s crusade, he was referenced in an X-Files episode earlier this year, and will be sure to be referenced again in the newly-announced In Search Of reboot. There is even an effort to get him on an official Washington State license plate. Best of all, he hasn’t, as far as I know, yet been co-opted by the Nazis to use in one of their YouTube conspiracy theory videos.
Ackley (and, by extension, Bigfoot) gets her day in court Monday. And she has tough talk for those peeps in the park service:
‘If you think you intimidate me after being face-to-face with an 800-pound creature?’ she says. ‘Well, you don’t.’