By Mary Joyce, website editor
We’ve been leaving a variety of food at an isolated spot in Bigfoot territory in the high mountains of Western North Carolina since November 2015. Periodically, we also have left nonedible gifts. Of the five gifts we’ve left so far, only two were taken – an image of a butterfly wood burned on a thin disk of balsa wood and a mirror.
Then it became puzzling. The butterfly was returned six weeks later and the mirror only a week after it was taken. Why?
In an attempt to understand this Bigfoot take-and-return behavior, we contacted several people we thought might have insights into this. The best answer came from Joan Ocean,the world renowned dolphin expert who also has had face-to-face interactions with Bigfoot/Sasquatch in the West Coast Mountains. Here is what she said:
“Yes, I have experienced on occasion the Sasquatch behavior where they return or comment on something I gave them. Once a friend of mine gave them a rod for spearfishing. They were appreciative, but when we asked if they would like another one, they said, “No, we have enough.”
(R) Joan Ocean
“On other occasions my friend who communicated with them regularly and lived in close proximity to the Sasquatch family, made the female Sasquatch some moo-moo dresses to wear – very large ones! They kept them for a while (don’t know if they tried them on) but then they gave them back. My friend always kept a tent set up in the woods so when the Sasquatch wanted to give something back; they could put it in the tent.
“They once gave me a 7-inch plastic Sasquatch doll that had moveable arms and legs. I kept it for a year and then I gave it back for them to give to the little one that had recently been born. They kept it after that – or maybe they gave it to someone else.
“On some occasions when I gave them things they didn’t want, they chose the food they wanted and left the rest. For example, one day they ignored an entire bag of apples I left for them on the picnic table. Afterwards I thought that perhaps those apples from the grocery store were GMO apples and they preferred to pick their own apples from trees in the area. They always liked jars of honey and sandwiches, and especially leftover vegetables that I cooked in foil on the grill.
“I actually learned about this ‘giving back behavior’ from the dolphins I swim with here in Hawaii every day. Back in 1990, a dolphin swam to me with a leaf on his pectoral fin and right in front of me shook his fin and released it. I was so amazed to see a ‘wild’ dolphin bring me a leaf that he had found. So I tucked it into my bathing suit and brought it home to save forever – a gift from a dolphin!
“Then on another day, the dolphins showed me how they play with leaves in the ocean. First, one dolphin caught it and then he released it for another to catch. They played this catch-and-carry-the-leaf game for a long time. That was when I realized I wasn’t supposed to take the leaf gift home; I was meant to play the game with them. From that time on, I never took another one away. To this day, we pass the leaf back and forth, diving down, coming up, and often playing for hours with many swimmers and many dolphins.
“The Sasquatch often left me special stones as gifts. Only now am I realizing the inter-dimensional capabilities of some of these stones. They are more than mere rocks.”
Learn more about Joan Ocean’s work at www.joanocean.com.