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COUNTY: Ferry County
LOCATION DETAILS: Just south of Canadian Border
NEAREST TOWN: Grand Forks, British Columbia
NEAREST ROAD: N Highway 21
OBSERVED: July 1995 and it didn't really occur to me until some years later what we saw may have been.
Myself and a friend were driving from Grand Forks, BC to Republic, Washington to do some shopping. It was early afternoon and I was the driver. I don't remember exactly, but I know it was shortly after we crossed the border on Highway 21 in Washington state. About 1/4 mile in front of us, something dashed across the highway. It came out of dense forest from the west and ran across the road heading east into more dense forest. I remember it being hair covered and dark brown to black. It didn't look like a bear because it was to lean and long. It was running partially on two legs and all four legs. There were no distinct pointed ears that I could see and thought it was too dark in color and too large to be a cougar. We both didn't even consider a sasquatch at the time and figured it was a mutation of some sort of animal. Not until years later as I read more on the internet did I entertain the idea it may have been something else. Nothing distinct I can tell you otherwise, but what I know of wildlife it was NOT a bear, cougar, deer, elk, moose; at least not what you would normally expect them to look like. The encounter lasted only moments as it dashed across the road in front of us. I can't be sure of the distance I mentioned, close enough for me to see the color and shape.
OTHER WITNESSES: Yes, my friend saw it also, but just as myself dismissed it as a "mutation" of a bear.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Early afternoon, sunny and clear.
ENVIRONMENT: Dense forest area
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kristi Sanders:
Witness seemed very credible, and realized after reading about sasquatch, that is what it may have been.
She said she has seen bears and cougars, etc, but it looked like a small human size, dark coloured, lean creature. It did not have cat like ears, it had no ears at all that could be seen, and stated if it had been a cat or bear you could see that.
But it had unusual gait and was zipping across the road, and her friend commented it was a mutated nuclear fallout animal, head was small in proportion to the rest of the body, and was long, and very dark coloured.
About BFRO Investigator Kristi Sanders:
Kristi Sanders, a twice-qualified National NPC bodybuilder, personal trainer, gym owner, and business CE lecturer, was raised in a hunting and fishing family. When Kristi is not working, she is camping with her daughter (rain or shine) and exploring the Pacific NW to pass on her love of the outdoors to the next generation. Kristi attended the 2009 WA Cascades Expedition.