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Time to move on.

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:40 pm
by Bluedog
When does what starts as an interest become an obsession?
After discovering a book at my local library when I was 12 ive been fascinated by the subject ever since.
40 years later I'm thinking it's become for me an obsession. (I've got a framed picture of patty signed by Bob Gimlin in my living room?) I've listened to all 600 odd episodes of Satsquatch chronicles, my YouTube page is dominated by yowies and satsquatch. I log in every day to check for any new posts.

Might be time to enjoy my other interests.
Motorcycles, camping, fishing, a few cold ones and the odd hot one.
It's been a great ride and I will find it hard to let go.
Thanks to everyone who posts on this great site. We have our differences of opinion but that's what it's all obout.
After 40 years I'm no closer to an answer.
It's time to move on.

Re: Time to move on.

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:36 pm
by bubble1
Totally get you Blue Dog

I feel I am obsessed and Friends and Family think I am a bit "Nuts" talking passionately about the Yowie, Bigfoot thing

I explain my obsession as - Each day we go to work, pay the bills, pay taxes, take c**p from the boss, Ho Hum

This is outside the box and I feel , Thinker Thunker, Bob Gimlin, David Paulidies, are like extended family

Whenever I am in the Bush, I am looking for signs and also check this site everyday.

I have enjoyed reading your posts, I rarely post stuff, but it is what it is

You can always just have an extended break and come back to it

Good Luck Blue Dog

Re: Time to move on.

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:51 pm
by aaq
Sorry to hear that, bluedog. I think a lot of us understand - broadly anyway, even if not your specific circumstances/experiences.

This is such a controversial, frustrating topic. I guess Luke anything in life, we have to think about what we want out of it.

Do we want someone to grab undisoutable proof?
Do we know, and want to keep learning to gain understanding?
Since we're now aware, do we want to appreciate nature more, with just a tiny bit wondering if somebody else will be there?
Do we want to be the one to get the dash cam video or the ultra sharp photos/video?

It can be extremely time consuming, and if your experiences aren't meeting your expectations, or if people are disengaged and dismissive, it's a bit of a grind.

Life is what it is - other things need your attention, so don't feel bad about that. Enjoy your new focus, and make sure you keep just a bit of the dream alive.

Re: Time to move on.

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:33 pm
by adventurer
Thanks Bluedog for all your posts. I know yowie bait told me a long time ago " Dont let this consume your life", i listened and allowed it just to become a hobby ( Thanks YB) , as it was sending me crazy with so many answers i needed. Differences or not thanks for being a valued part of all this and wish you well with your new endevours.Hopefully see you back one day.Never know-you could be relaxing fishing 1 day and see what you have been looking for all along.Take it easy.Dee

Re: Time to move on.

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:16 pm
by sensesonfire
Bluedog and adventurer I completely agree with you. This subject matter has the ability to completely control your mind if you are not careful and I concur that it had become an unhealthy obsession with me and I know I have stirred dark forces.

Lying in bed at night I would mull over some of the comments and how I was going to answer them completely ridiculous I know and then I would reflect back on what Rusty2 told me there is more to life than stinking Yowies very true. :)

Re: Time to move on.

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:26 pm
by Boogerboy
When I was a young bloke, I read everything I could find on UFO matters. So many sightings and if only one was true it would
change so many aspects of normal life as we know it......
No internet or videos then. Grew tired of never getting closer to finding proof yet I believed in spite of never seeing one so,
moved my attention to Crop Circles for a decade or so. Same old storey. Even though I visited Wiltshire England and physically
walked in 4 Crop Circles I could never get closer to why they occur. Didnt ever turn my back on them, just stopped chasing info
about them and moved on. Then, after reading Nexus magazine for years, I got interested in Yowies and Bigfoot / Sasquatch and
I am still totally absorbed in researching without trying to infer I am a researcher.
I choose to think I can I be obsessed but still open minded. I too have other interests.
A year ago I had to drive a bloke to his home tucked away in the dense bush above Harvey. I discovered he had been a wildlife
officer for 40 years in the local area. Naturally, I asked him the obvious question and all he would say is that he had twice seen
dead roos with their complete head bitten off and he always wondered how that could happen.
Since then I have seen several other reports of this occurrence.
I appreciate all the postings here as there are not many opportunities to discuss these topics. I have expressed interest in my hobbies
to friends before and found my credibility suffered so its great to be among like minded folk and able to express an opinion without
getting ‘hung out to dry’ as such.
Bluedog, you are on the right track and have made a good decision......stay interested while enjoying your other interests.

Re: Time to move on.

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:42 pm
by yowiedan
Once it's in your blood it stays. You will be back!

Re: Time to move on.

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:02 pm
by David
All the best with your new adventures mate.

Re: Time to move on.

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:59 am
by Dion
Gday Bluedog

I wish you all the best in your future endeavours, its good to take a healthy break from this subject from time to time.