We managed to get some of the clearest evidence yet not only that Bigfoot exists but that he is a big fan of books. the Squatch was spotted at the famous historic courthouse in downtown Monroeville, the Literary Capital of Alabama. He made the tourist stop the morning after his official appearance at the Monroe County Library, which was celebrating its anniversary, as well as Alabama’s Bicentennial.
I was the guest speaker and discussed my book, “Not Quite Right: Mostly True Tales of a Weird News Reporter.” I introduced the Big Guy, who handed out favor boxes with candy and Squatchisms. For those who aren’t lucky enough to know, Squatchisms are words of wisdom from Squatch himself. the inspirational quotes included:
- Always be yourself. Unless you can be a Bigfoot, then always be a Bigfoot.
- Would a Skunk-Ape by any other name smell as sweet?
- The journey of a thousand miles starts with one big hairy step.
- Never let ’em see you sweat. Actually, never let ’em see you at all.
- Bigfoot no try. Bigfoot do.
After Bigfoot handed out Squatchisms, he returned to the library but Sweetums came out a little while later and spoke for a few minutes about his book, “Alabama Lore.”
Monroeville is dubbed the state’s Literary Capital because it was the birthplace of Nelle Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Other famous natives include Mark Childress, author of numerous novels such as “Crazy in Alabama,” and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Cynthia Tucker. Rheta Grimsley Johnson, an author and syndicated columnist who was a Pulitzer finalist, once worked at the local newspaper with her first husband, cartoonist Jimmy Johnson.
Thanks to the wonderful folks at the library for hosting such a nice event. A good time was had by all … especially Squatch.