Wednesday 29 April 2009

The Story Of Sasquatch.

Thought I would continue with the theme with some stuff about the Canadian bigfoot, The Sasquatch.

The name "Sasquatch" loosely translated means "Wild Man of the Forest".

It is described a wild man or ape who stands about 7 feet tall and weighs about 350 pounds. It has hair all over its body, except for the pads of the feet, the hands and the face. The hair colour has been described as from a range of black, red, brown or white. The face is said to be a cross between a human and ape and the nose flat .They walk upright like a human, a biped. says Common Theories are : 1)A relict hominid, such as a C. Neanderthals.2)A robust australopithecine - an archaic early hominid with a sagittal crest, either Paranthropus or Australopithecus robustus.3)Gigantopithecus blacki, a giant ape that lived in China as recently as 125,000 years ago.4)Or it could be something else that science has not yet documented. But whatever it is, the general view is that it’s a member of the primate family.

There are reports from around Canada of sightings, mainly in wild areas , near lakes and in forests. The sightings go back to the 1800s .

In 1840 Protestant missionary Reverend Elkanah Walker recorded myths of hairy giants that were persistent among Native Americans living in Spokane, Washington.These stories also came from Canada.

1850 people reported Sasquatch sightings at the mouth of Debeck Creek which runs into the north end of Pitt Lake.

1924: Albert Ostman claimed to have been kidnapped and held captive for several days by a family of sasquatch. This incident was said to have occurred summer 1924 in Toba Inlet, British Columbia.

1924: Fred Beck and four other miners claimed to have been attacked by several sasquatches in Ape Canyon in July, 1924. The creatures reportedly hurled large rocks at the miners’ cabin for several hours during the night.

1933 two men reported seeing sasquatch at the North end of Pitt Lake grazing on berries.

1941: Jeannie Chapman and her children claimed to have escaped their home when a large sasquatch, allegedly 7½ feet tall, approached their residence in Ruby Creek, British Columbia.

1955: William Roe claimed to have seen a close-up view of a female sasquatch near Mica Mountain, British Columbia. He was concealed at the time.

1965 Two loggers saw Bigfoot tracks and realized they were being watched and managed to make sketches of him before he ran off. Again near Pitt lake.

1970 At the Wild Duck Inn at Port Coquitlam British Columbia nine loggers reported their logging equipment was found turned over. In 1972, loggers again at the Wild Duck Inn talked about having their cook house pounded with large boulders.

And more recently
2005: April 16 A creature resembling a sasquatch was reportedly seen on the bank of the Nelson River in Norway House, Manitoba. Two minutes and forty seconds of footage was taken by ferry operator Bobby Clarke from across the Nelson River
2006: December 14, Shaylane Beatty, a woman from the Dechambault Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, was driving to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan when she saw a creature near the side of the highway at Torch River. Several men from the village went to the area and found footprints, and a tuft of brown hair and took photographs of the tracks.

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The sightings go back to Native Stories and anecdotal evidence passed down. Unfortunately no body or scientifically acceptable evidence has been produced yet. Another fascinating creature to be found I hope.

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