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Report # 12636  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Friday, September 23, 2005.
Video taken of running biped near Avalanche in Glacier National Park
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YEAR: 2003

SEASON: Summer


DATE: 18th

STATE: Montana

COUNTY: Glacier County

LOCATION DETAILS: This was on the main road (Going To The Sun Highway) into Glacier National Park from Missoula, Montana - the western side of the park. I know this bridge was a little way after the first big lake (Lake McDonald). One could walk down in to the park and one had to walk down a narrow little dirt path to get to the bridge that went over the river which is on the left side of the road.


NEAREST ROAD: Going To The Sun Highway

OBSERVED: I did not directly see this incident. I don't even know if this IS a sighting! We were on our way to Alaska in 2003 and went via Glacier National Park. I had a video camera that I was recording on and took more videos than photos. Only months after we got back home and I got around to looking at the tapes, did I see this figure in the video. I wish I had seen it while I was filming.

ALSO NOTICED: When I saw this piece of video, I noted that the hill is steep and the figure running downhill would have a problem stopping before getting to the river bank.

OTHER WITNESSES: There were plenty people on the bridge looking at the river, but there was no indication that anyone saw anything at all. There were no people on the other side of the river and I cannot remember even if the bridge stopped or whether there was a path to the other side. Everyone just stood on the bridge.

OTHER STORIES: No. As I said, I don't even know if this is a sighting at all. I was hoping you could look at it and tell me.

I can email you the part of the tape that has the figure if you would like. I have put the video on my computer, and still have the original tape from the video camera too, uncut and undoctored.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Mid morning - bright sunlight - lovely day.

ENVIRONMENT: Pine forest, river, steep banks, bridge for tourists. Video shows it all - I have the original video tape still.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone and can add the following details to the report:

The witness sent the BFRO a copy of the video and several investigators studied the brief footage.

The video shows what appears to be a biped running down a steep incline through the trees. The figure runs downhill, stops briefly behind a tree, runs to the next tree, briefly stops behind it as well and then continues down the hill and out of sight into the forest.

Because of the distance involved the resulting image was very small on the screen and there was very little detail.

About BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

Stan Courtney has a special interest in wildlife audio recording. He has attended numerous BFRO Expeditions. See Stan's blog for recordings he has collected over the years.

Stan Courtney can be reached at

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