Barry Blount passes along the news of new Sasquatch activity in British Columbia:
A First Nations fisherman and his son saw something unusual on shore some where near Tofino. At first they thought it was a Bear but when it stood up to move into the bush they said it was over 8-9 feet tall with very broad shoulders. They both declared that it definitely was not a bear. A video of footprints and observers at the site showed clear footprints.
Local media has this account:
A hairy creature conjuring the Sasquatch of North American folklore is stomping around Vancouver Island, according to a young First Nations man who claims he had a startling encounter with the beast.
Fisheries officer Luke Swan Jr. told CTV News he was out in his boat patrolling Ahousaht territory near Tofino last Wednesday when he saw a mysterious figure crouching on the coast.
“Something really big stood up, probably between eight or nine feet,” he said. “The first thing I had in my mind was to get off the beach. I pushed off as fast as I could and got to deep water.”
Luke Swan Jr. and Sr. believe they may have found Sasquatch tracks on Vancouver Island. Mar. 4, 2014.
Swan Jr. said he couldn’t identify the creature but has seen enough bears to know it wasn’t a bruin.
After gathering his wits, the young man told his father what happened. They went out searching and claim to have located a number of possible tracks in the area, which they measured at 16 inches long and seven to nine inches wide.
“We went further into a stream and into the river and found more footprints, so it’s out there,” Luke Swan Sr. said.
The family photographed the markings, as well as Cedar trees that had been stripped of bark about eight feet off the ground. They believe their findings point to a Sasquatch, the legendary biped that has purportedly been spotted in the Pacific Northwest for about a century.
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