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PROVINCE: British Columbia
NEAREST TOWN: Upper Fraser
OBSERVED: This event happened in Sept or possibly early Oct of 1977.
I was at the time working in a logging camp in the central interior of British Columbia, approx. 50 miles east of Prince George. The terrain is hilly to mountainous. The prominant tree species are fir, balsam and spruce. The road I was travelling on was adjacent to the C.N. railway which in turn was adjacent to the Fraser River. I was travelling in a northwest direction at approx 6:00p.m. I was riding on my motorbike that had an extremely loud exhaust system. I was approx 2 kilometers from the logging town of Upper Fraser. As I came around a corner I noticed something in the ditch on the left hand side of the road. There is a rock canyon at this location. The animal in the ditch was dark brown in color and at first I thought it to be a black bear. As I got closer it came out of the ditch walking like a human. It was totally covered in hair. It's height better than six feet.
It turned it's head to look at me and continued to cross the road.It then disappeared into bush on the right hand side of the road.
ALSO NOTICED: No,But just thinking about this incident still raises the hair on my neck.
OTHER WITNESSES: none.
OTHER STORIES: no.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: early evening 6:00p.m.
ENVIRONMENT: Mixed mountainous forest with lakes and rivers nearby
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Blaine McMillan :
I have been in contact with the witness and I can add the following:
The witness was returning home from work on his motorcycle.
It was 6 or 7 pm. It was still quite light out although the road was shaded in some parts.
On a bend in the road only 2 km. from where he started, he saw a large bipedal animal standing in the ditch on the left hand side of the road. At first he thought it could be a bear, as they are numerous, but as he approached it stepped out of the ditch and walked across the road in front of him in an unhurried manner.
He described the animal as muscular, standing well over six feet in height and completely covered in dark brown or black hair. It walked in a slight stooped posture. It's arms were longer than what would be considered to be normal for a person. Although it did look at him he doesn't recall any detailed facial features except that the face was flat and it had a "caught in the act" expression.
I spoke to the witnesses daughter and she is very familiar with her father's incident, and has heard him speak about it many times in the past.
A recurring pattern to note -- sighting like these don't seem to happen very often along straight sections of road. They seem to occur most often at a bend, or near a bend, in a road or a highway -- places where something crossing the road would not be seen from a distance in one direction, or either direction.
About BFRO Investigator Blaine McMillan :
- Retired Canadian Military (Reg Force) Safety Systems / Aviation technician with experience on CF-101 Voodoo, CT-133 Silverstar and various SAR platforms including CC-115 Buffalo and CC-130 Hercules.
- Married with two young sons. An avid camper, hunter and fisherman.
- Holds a BA in Criminology from the University of Manitoba, courses in Alternate Dispute Resolution, Anthropology and Political Science
- Attended the BFRO BC Expeditions in August of 2005, 2006, 2012 as well as Vancouver Island 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
- Organized the 2007, 2008 Vancouver Island as well as 2009 North Vancouver Island Expeditions.
- Author of "Woodknocks and Tossed Rocks: Searching for Sasquatch with the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.