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PROVINCE: British Columbia
LOCATION DETAILS: Approximately 35 miles north of Nelson and 4 miles south of Ainsworth Hotsprings.
NEAREST TOWN: Ainsworth Hotsprings
OBSERVED: Well, driving to work form Nelson, British Columbia to Kaslo, Bristish Columbia which is approximatley 45 miles, I came around the corner on about a half mile stretch of highway at about 7:40 am when I notice something crawling up the left side of the bank. At first I thoght it was a bear but when it got to the top of the highway shoulder it stood up and that's when I really took a hard look and noticed that it was at least 7 to 8 feet tall and dark in colour. It then turned and looked down the highway at me and at this time I was about a quarter of a mile away when it one stride to the center of the highway (12ft) and then a second stride to the other side of the road a third stride across the ditch and then a final stride to the edge of the timber line where it stopped and turned and looked once again at me. By this time I was about one eighth of mile and could tell it was dark in colour and looked to be covered in hair. As it walked across the highway it was slouched over slightly.
I ended up driving a mile past the sighting before it hit me that I had seen something out of the ordinary and because I was running late for work I thought I would stop by on the way home. It ended up raining all day and when I finally got back to the site things were pretty well packed down with the rain, so no footprints.
It was coming down from the mountains and possibly heading to Kootenay lake or possibly a cave.
OTHER WITNESSES: There was one witness.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: This occured between 7:00am-8:00am.
Follow-up investigation report:
Report courtesy of the Western Bigfoot Society.