Drayton Valley, Alberta, is a special place. A family group of Sasquatch has been reported from there.
Real estate agents describe it this way:
“Drayton Valley is a town located in central Alberta along the North Saskatchewan River – just to the west of several beautiful Provincial Parks, including Eagle Point, Drayton Valley Natural Area, and Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation area. Drayton Valley is also located along the ‘Cowboy Trail’ (named as such since it passed through quite a bit of ranch country). or Alberta Highway 22. Drayton Valley is also located within a relatively short distance from Edmonton, to the east.”
Prior to the 1953 oil boom, the community of Drayton Valley was sparsely-populated. The main economic activities were farming and logging. Drayton Valley was incorporated as a village in 1956 and officially became a town in 1957. In 1955 a ferry was built to cross the Saskatchewan River.
There have been unusual appearances of white moose in the Drayton Valley area too. They were seen and photographed in February 2006 (see here and elsewhere on the web).
White Moose spotted near Drayton Valley – Photos by Jamie Stone
Then, on September 9, 2013, tweets announced Sasquatch activity in the area.
Let’s see what develops.
Cori-Anne Bowhay writes: “There is a long history of reports in the area near Drayton Valley; my own mother had a strange experience at Buck Lake. I have come across numerous reports in the region, some that I found quite interesting.”
My mom’s experience would have been around 1979, same year as the sighting at Buck Lake listed above. She was staying with her aunt and uncle on their farm about 5 miles from the actual lake. She decided to go for a walk and took their small dog with her. The big, tough dog would not leave the porch to go with them. She headed out across the property towards the cattle. They climbed a ridge and clambered atop a stack of hay bales as it gave them a great view of the surrounding area.
Her and the dog were happily looking around at the scenery and the lake in the distance when she noticed the cattle began acting strange. They came out of the bush, started to become anxious and formed a circle around their calves. This told my mom that there was likely a predator in the area. And they have them all there: coyotes, wolves, bears, cougars.
Suddenly the dog leapt 20 feet off the top of the hay bales and took off straight for the house. She had an overwhelming feeling that she hd to leave immediately. It was at this point, with the animals acting nervous that she felt it was time to leave the area. She climbed down from the hay as quickly as she could and ran towards the house.
She said that she never looked back but at the distinct sensation that she was being chased out of the area. She has never had the same feeling of urgency to leave the area before or since. Cori-Anne Bowhay