Geographical Index > Canada > British Columbia > Report # 13642|
Submitted by witness on Monday, January 23, 2006.
Early morning sighting by 10 year old child in a backyard tent in the Lower Fraser Valley
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PROVINCE: British Columbia
LOCATION DETAILS: Location with held at the request of the witness.
NEAREST TOWN: Withheld
NEAREST ROAD: Withheld
OBSERVED: The details of this probably won't be very good as this happened 20 years ago. The reason I'm reporting it now is my mother heard a recording of a sasqatch scream on the CBC radio this morning, reportedly recorded at a nearby community. I unfortunately didn't catch the radio segment, and went on the internet to see if I could find anything similar. I came across this website...
I live in the Fraser river valley. One summer when I was about 10 or 11 I was sleeping out in the field behind my home with my brother and our friend, just out on a tarp to watch the stars. We were within 20 feet of the woods. I woke up early in the morning and watched a Sasquatch walk past us, right along the edge of the woods. I made eye contact and it stared right back at me as it strided along. It didn't seem to have much of a neck although it's head swiveled to keep eye contact. I remember the stare as being very intense, although not really threatening. It is very unnerving to remember that stare now. It was intelligent. Animals do not hold your gaze the way that creature held mine.
It seemed very big, although I couldn't say just how tall. I was quite young and lying down at that, so my perspective was a bit strange. It seemd to cover ground very quickly, though it was just walking. It's arms were swinging. The hair on it's head seemed a bit shaggy. It was quite dark, blackish coloured. I think it must have been male. It gave the impression of being very physically fit. I don't remember it making a sound, or that it smelled like anything. It certainly didn't give the impression of being frightened by us.
OTHER WITNESSES: I was the only one who saw it. I do recall telling my mother, who responded, "it was probably just Martin being nosy" (Martin was our neighbour). It definitely was not him.
OTHER STORIES: I've never heard of anything up my road.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Early morning, but quite light out. maybe 5:30 or 6:00. The month would have been July or August. It couldn't have been too late as I went back to sleep afterwards.
ENVIRONMENT: I live in the Fraser River valley. I am maybe 100 meters above the level of the valley floor, on a bench or plateau of land along the base of the Douglas mountain range (Coast Mountains). There are hobby farms in the area. The woods behind my home are second growth, but with very large trees and fairly dense undergrowth.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Blaine McMillan :
The witness said it walked past her at a distance of 80 to 90 feet. It was dark brown or black in colour. It maintained eye contact as it walked away. The arms were in a constant swinging motion.
She assumed the one she saw was a male because the body appeared to be large and powerful.
She did not scream or wake the others sleeping next to her and after the sighting she went back to sleep. The duration of the observation was 10 seconds or less.
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 and 2012.
- Organized the 2007, 2008 Vancouver Island as well as 2009 North Vancouver Island Expeditions.