Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sanh Oriyavong (Shawn Evidence) responce to our blog

This is what  Sanh Oriyavong (Shawn Evidence)  wrote after we our post revealing his real name!

I’m sure you all are aware as to what has been going on with me the past few days and what should have been a great Thanksgiving break with family has been anything but wonderful. After a lot of deep thinking about the matter, I decided that rather than have people spread incorrect information about me, I will tell you myself who the real Shawn Evidence is and why I use a pen name.

My real first name is Sanh and I was born in a small country called Laos, right next to Thailand. I lived in refugee camps in Thailand and the Philippines until my family was given the great opportunity to come to the United States when I was around 7 years old. That was many years ago, but one thing I have always loved about the United States is that anybody can become a somebody with hard work and determination.

This determination is what led me to create the Bigfoot Evidence blog a few years ago. My wife had lost her job and was unable to find a new one. We also had 3 young kids to support and once her unemployment ran out we were flat poor. We lost our house and things got so bad at one point that we were living in a “house” that was actually a 450 sq foot machine shop on a farm. It had no kitchen, no heater, and no bathroom, but it was free. My wife slept on the sofa, I slept on the loveseat, and our two youngest had to share a bed so that their sister could get a good night sleep for school on her own bed. It was after one of the many nights of watching my kids slogging through the cold mud and rain just to use the bathroom that I promised to find some way to take better care of my family. That was the point that I knew I had to do whatever it took to give my family a good home.

During this period, I tried everything to bring in some extra money for my family. I fixed peoples computers for $50 and I created websites for businesses for $100. I even created a groundbreaking MMORPG game for Facebook with my friend called “Blazing Plunder”, but none of these brought in enough money to move us out of that shack. That’s when I decided to try and make this blog work. Everything about the subject of Bigfoot fascinated me and I knew that I could create a unique place for all Bigfoot and non-bigfoot people to come to see what was going on in the world of Bigfoot. At the same time, I felt I needed to use a pen name to protect my family. I am a husband and most importantly a father, and the last thing I wanted is for my wife and children to be exposed to some of the negative characters within the community. I wanted to prevent my home address from being made public for anyone to use however they pleased. You never know what someone may do with that information, which is why I worked so hard to keep it under wraps all this time.

Over time, this blog became more successful than I could have ever hoped for. I have tried my hardest to remain on friendly terms with everybody and try to give everybody a voice on this blog, but I couldn’t please everybody. Most people who don’t like me just ignore me, but some people felt the need to try and push me around since they didn’t like my content. Since I wouldn’t bend to their demands, they lashed back at me and they seem to think that exposing me or spreading rumors about me will be the best way to get back at me. Though I have had fun wearing hats and sunglasses on podcasts and having people hide my face in pictures , I decided that it was time to stop being anonymous.

Well, now you know about me, how this blog came to be, and why I try to keep a low profile. I felt I owed you all the full story because if it weren’t for you guys, I would still be living in that little shack with my family. It’s because of you, my loyal readers and friends, that I was able to move my family into a little apartment with a kitchen, a heater, and yes, a bathroom all under the same roof. Thank you all so much for sticking with me all this time and I look forward to being your go-to source for anything Bigfoot related in the future. As for my name, you can keep calling me Shawn, I’ve grown really fond of it…

                        We know this story to be untrue but what ever makes him look better!


Musky Allen said...

Who is to say Sanh is telling the truth about his sob story. Asian's are notorious liars. Blah, Blah, Blah...I dont believe a word Shawn Evidence has to say. he's looking for sympathy with this 'coming to america' hardship story.

Anonymous said...

Now he comes out after you bust him out Rick!

Anonymous said...

So sad bull shit story!

Anonymous said...

I don't see how having a blog would directly make the difference in a person's ability to have a place to live. He makes it sound like he went directly from a shack to an apartment by having his blog. Also he has refereed to his house before (and having guests staying with him overnight), so even the "small apartment" thing seems to be BS.