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Media Article # 574

Friday, March 2, 1934

Hairy 'Wild Man' At Large In Canada Woods

The Fresno Bee

MONTREAL, March 2. - A giant wild man who has been terrorizing residents of Harrison Hills, near Vancouver, has caused revival of legends of a vanished race "of hairy mountain men," according to dispatches here to-day.

The wild man, described as "huge, hairy, and nearly nude," has been seen three times in as many months according to the reports. The last person he frightened was Frank Dean of Harrison Mills.

Dean was aroused during the night by barking of his dog. He stepped out the door of his cabin and saw, in clear starlight, a huge hairy man who advanced at him growling. Dean leaped back inside his cabin and barred his door. Tracks in the snow the next day showed the wild man had prowled around the cabin and later gone into the bush.

A hunter also said he saw the wild man and was so frightened that he dropped his bag of game as he fled before the giant's attack.

Indians of the Chelais Reserve, asked about the creature, said that many years ago a whole tribe of the wild men lived in the region. They were called "Sasquatch" or "hairy mountain men." They lived in caves and hunted with clubs and stones.

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