From 1979 through 1986 I published a small newsletter called the BigfooTimes (one word). The purpose of the occasional bulletin was to inform readers of news about hairy bipeds from North America and other parts of the world, in addition to related matters. It was a different world at that time, as the newsletter was produced using an electric typewriter. The BigfooTimes was stapled, double-sided white paper, 8.5" inches by 11" inches.
In late 1997 I purchased my first laptop computer (an IBM Thinkpad) and with the same burning enthusiasm I started to publish another newsletter, this one called the Bigfoot Times (two words). At that time there were quite a few Bigfoot bulletins that were mailed to members via the United States Postal Service. It was a crowded field, to say the least.
As the Internet started to encroach on everyone's life a lot of news about the Bigfoot subject started going on-line and Bigfoot websites became common place. And then came social media and with that the chatter on the subject became non stop. As time went on... slowly but surely the snail-mailed postal newsletter went extinct. Except for the Bigfoot Times.
As all this was going on, I quietly persisted with a four page newsletter that was as old-fashioned as they get: it is mailed to readers in an envelope. The newsletter is printed on sunburst yellow paper (shown here) and the format was booklet: 11" inches by 17" inches.
As I wrote in the first edition of the Bigfoot Times. "As usual, there are no ground rules and nothing is to sacred to be discussed here." A simple formula that I still embrace. Looking back but also looking ahead I think another reason for the longevity of the Bigfoot Times is I was always willing to write what others were only thinking. It's that comment in conversation, "...tell us what you really think." Well, just go to the Bigfoot Times. The newsletter is mailed out every month and I have been doing so since our premiere issue came out last century, in January 1998. The Bigfoot Times newsletter is almost twenty years old! How's that for longevity. To better understand the depth of the newsletter, please visit the up-to-date Bigfoot Times Index maintained by Mr. George Eberhart: BFT Index September2017.pdf Feel free to inspect a back issue of the Bigfoot Times here: BFT September2017.pdf Membership payments can be made to Daniel Perez, 10926 Milano Avenue, Norwalk, California 90650-1638. Cost is $17.50 for residents in the USA. Rest of world: $21. Check, money order or cash. Or simply use PayPal (the "Buy Now" buttons to the right). Back issues of the newsletter are $1.50 each. Should you have any comments, concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the editor and publisher of the Bigfoot Times. Contact information is listed on the top of the website.
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