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PROVINCE: British Columbia
LOCATION DETAILS: 20 min north of Lillooet
NEAREST TOWN: Lillooet
NEAREST ROAD: 99 north
OBSERVED: loud screams prior to the screams unsettling still fallowed by loud whoops.we live in a valley surrounded by mountains late june 2006 we awoke to loud hair raising screams.it was around 3am.across the road frm us is a mountain nobody goes up there because the indians say its bad news but some people have during hunting season and have come back storys about footprints and strange encounters
OTHER WITNESSES: my wife
OTHER STORIES: yes but they mite not included without the permission of the witness
TIME AND CONDITIONS: between 2&3am hot
ENVIRONMENT: high country
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Blaine McMillan :
The witness and his wife live in a semi secluded valley in the central part of British Columbia. They are very familiar with the abundant wildlife in the area. On the 20th of June, 2006 the witness and his wife were woken up by a series of piercing screams outside their house. Due to the very warm temperatures all of the windows in the house were open. The witness stated that they sounded as if they were coming from across the road (about 100 yards away) and that each scream lasted 10 to 15 seconds in duration. After several minutes the screams were followed by a sound that is commonly referred to as a whoop. He said that this second set of vocalizations were not as loud as the screams and sounded closer to the house.
The witness also said that his dog was growling at whatever was outside and despite the fact that it chases bears, cougars and coyotes on a regular basis it refused to go past the threshold. Additionally, his dog has refused to continue down certain trails and would simply return home vice continue with hiking it's master.
On several occasions distinctive wood knocks have been heard on the slopes surrounding the property. These were heard once when a Band Chief was visiting and he informed the witness that it was just a sasquatch calling to others. Athough this practice has never been visually verified it is generally accepted that sasquatch may communicate with each other in this manner.
About BFRO Investigator Blaine McMillan :
- Retired Canadian Military (Reg Force) Safety Systems / Aviation technician with experience fighters and various SAR platforms. Author of Wood Knocks and Tossed Rocks:Searching for Sasquatch with the BFRO
- 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.