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Saturday, June 15, 2013

CRYPTOLINK: A bigfoot tracker makes a little girl’s birthday

A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting, (sometimes for the wrong reasons) usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me.
I have in the past expressed some doubt as to whether “Finding Bigfoot,” the cable TV program, is wholly devoted to scientific rigor in its pursuit of the hirsute beast.
The four hosts of the Animal Planet show, which is supposed to start its fourth season this fall, seem to know an awful lot about a creature whose very existence has not been confirmed.
From here on, though, my skepticism will be tempered by a personal bias in favor of one of the show’s stars, Cliff Barackman.
He gave my daughter, Olivia, a gift I expect she will always cherish.
The occasion was Olivia’s 6th birthday, on June 1.
She brought in quite a haul even before we sprang Cliff’s surprise on her.
There was a Barbie and a portable, battery-powered Lite Bright and watercolor paintbrushes that don’t require water and a diary with a cunning little padlock and much else besides.
But it was Cliff’s gift that all of us, Olivia’s parents and grandparents and siblings and aunts, uncles and cousins, were most eager to unveil.
First, though, the back story.

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