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LOCATION DETAILS: North of the Lake in a heavy stand of large timber.
NEAREST TOWN: Christopher Lake
NEAREST ROAD: #263
OBSERVED: I was bowhunting with my son's friend late September. I was in a tree stand about 200 yards from Greg, who was on the ground along a deer trail. Just before dark I began to hear a noise that I can only describe as human like and sort of screaming and yelling, but no language or words just primal type of sounds at a pitch that seemed like a man or mature male youth. I thought, Oh my God, a bear is mauling Greg. I immediately exited the tree stand and began running to Greg's location. About half way there I met Greg on the trail.He was spooked out of his witts. I asked if that was him, he said NO! and pointed where the sound came from. It came from an area sort of between us and a bit to the side so it could not have been much more that 100 yards away. We got the heck out of there and returned home to tell our story to my son.
Earlier that fall my son and I found a strange looking deer kill. It was neatly laying along a trail in a dense spruce stand. All that was left was the torso and head with no legs. The spine was neatly exposed for most of the upper back and we could not find a hair, drop of blood scuff mark, nothing in the area so we thought maybe a cougar dropped it there because there were a few spotted around the area???I have seen many wolf and coyote kills and there is always a mess near by.
ALSO NOTICED: There was an abundance of deer in the area the year prior to the event. The year of the event the deer seemed to have left the area.
OTHER WITNESSES: yes, one he was hunting with me.
OTHER STORIES: Yes approx. 30 miles straight East of this location at a place called Candle Lake. The area of Christopher Lake is near the Provincial Forest and Candle Lake is located inside the Forest boundaries. There are cabins and residents around both areas but not entirely around the lakes. I was told that the news paper in the Candle Lake/Prince Albert area covered the story.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: very calm,almost dark, cloudy,
ENVIRONMENT: Mixed boreal forest predominantly spruce in immediate area of sounds.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Blaine McMillan :
The witness was bowhunting in Saskatchewan when this incident took place. At the time he and his hunting partner were seperated by about 200 yards when they both heard a series of loud vocalizations. He described them as being akin to someone who was being killed in their volume and intensity. He said that the sounds emanated from a location near the midway point between the two of them. When they heard the screams each hunter ran towards the other's location fearing that he had been injured or was being attacked by an animal. Upon discovering that each of them was uninjured and had not been the author of the sounds they quickly left the area. He has not been back to the area since.
In a further discussion with the witness talked about the deer kill that he and his son had found earlier that season. He and his son compared what they had seen to photos of a suspected sasquatch/deer kill. Although it had been suggested that the deer they had found had been dropped by a cougar there has been no reliable cougar sightings in Saskatchewan.
Editor's Note (MM):
A signficant element in this report of his description of the deer kill with missing legs. This detail harkens back to a credible witness in Ohio who had a very close encounter with a sasquatch in an overhang cave near Wills Creek, some miles west of Salt Fork State Park.
The Ohio witness had taken shelter in a relatively deep overhang cave. In the back of the cave he found a bunch of deer legs (the entire leg), which had not been cut from the deer, but rather broken and twisted off the deer. The legs were arranged side-by-side "like pencils".
Finding the deer legs in the cave made the witness very apprehensive, but did not prepare him for what was about to walk back into the cave.
Several years after the incident, this very traditional, proud retired Ohio man, was conflicted and reluctant to describe the tensest moments of the event. It was much easier for him to nod or turn his head when I asked him specific yes/no questions about those moments. He did not want to lose control of his emotions in front of a stranger.
He mentioned something beyond what I was expecting to hear, but he refused to elaborate on it, nor would he tell me why he would not elaborate.
At one point he grabbed my hands and said with a most powerful and disarming sincerity "They are a superior intelligence".
I had no idea what he was talking about. He was very nervous and almost breathless when he said that, as if he knew it would make anyone question his sanity, but his emotion spoke volumes. He was very persuasive at that moment, as if something VERY persuasive happened to him, while he was standing, staring, frozen, within 20 feet of a surprised sasquatch.
See the article "Deer Kills and Bigfoots" which makes reference to this witness.
Some years after the incident he built a statue of what he saw, which made it easier for me to track him down along Wills Creek Reservoir. Everyone I asked along the road immediately pointed me toward his house, and he was home.
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.