|Arla out in the forest|
This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.
Interview With Arla Williams About BigfootThe interview series marches on in our 8th installment. In this short interview we talk to Arla Williams. Arla recently released a book entitled My life with the Hairy People, it's a compilation of stories from her years of association with Bigfoot. She also took part in my recent film, Bigfoot: The Evidence Files, and provided some photos of Bigfoot.
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Tom: How long have you been researching/studying Bigfoot?
AW: I don't consider myself a researcher even though I do document things. I have known about them for 58 yrs.
Tom: What got you interested in Bigfoot, Was there a particular event that got you started?
AW: I had my first encounter at the age of 6.
Tom: During your research/studying of Bigfoot, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a Bigfoot?
AW: I have never once felt any aggression or ever had a bad encounter. I believe that is because of my respect for them. I never push them or act disrespectfully while in the woods.
Tom: It seems Skeptics are always ready to attack Bigfoot research, How do you deal with it?
AW: I deal with skeptics as I do anyone. Everyone has a right to their opinion, even skeptics. I share what I have experienced in a respectful way.
Tom: Would you like to see Bigfoot accepted and/or proven to the general public?
AW: I don't believe that Bigfoot being proven by Science is the best thing for them. I am not sure man is ready for this to happen.
Tom: What is your favorite time of year to research/study Bigfoot, When do you have your most success?
AW: I spend time camping and documenting all during the year.
Tom: Do you have a favorite Bigfoot story or report?
AW: Leo Seltzer told some of the most awesome encounters he had taken from people. My favorite is where he had taken a report of two Bigfoot walking down the side of a road holding hands. He went to check out the area where the report came from and he found two sets of trackways walking beside each at a distance that would make holding hands a possibility.
Tom: What would you be doing if you wasn't researching/studying Bigfoot?
AW: I spend a great deal of time in the woods across the US. It is not all about seeing or documenting things related to Bigfoot. I love the outdoors and love camping.
Thanks for doing the interview and taking part in the documentary film. Good luck with your research and keep enjoying the outdoors.
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It's been a pleasure to have Arla as a friend, she has always been warm and inviting towards me and with 58 years of experience she is very knowledgeable on the subject of Bigfoot. I wish her much success.
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