I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Ray Crow. I knew Ray for many years and was a honorary member of his ‘Western Bigfoot Society’ for may years. I have a lot of good memories of long Sasquatch conversations with him and his late wife, Theata, the cooking genius behind Yeti Spaghetti, in their home in Portland and in his former book store which also served as the headquarters for the Western Bigfoot Society.
Ray had been in ill heath for quite some time, yet he really didn’t let that slow him down all that much. A bad Canadian dollar, and other commitments will prevent me from attending his wake, so I will just say this:
I will miss you my friend. Your humor and good nature was an example to us all.
Twice this past September, I was asked to speak to the Public about my life of researching this on going mystery. I often get such requests from schools, Libraries, and outdoor adventure groups. I always try to accommodate such requests as I feel, especially today, that there is so much bad information in a field of study which for the most part more resembles an asylum being run by the inmates than a serious study of whether or not our forests are home to a ongoing species of large primates. The first was held at the Chilliwack Public Library on September 26, 2015 at 1 pm.
There was a lack of advertising for this event, and I also failed to mention anything about it on this blog site, which some of my friends pointed out to me, but about 25 people did attend. A few days later, I gave a similar presentation at a church for the ladies of the ‘Women’s Probus Club of White Rock & South Surrey’. About 100 ladies attended this event, many of which afterward wanted to talk about Sasquatch incidents they were aware of from friends and family members in their past. A little rushed for time but I think they all found it interesting.