Geographical Index > Canada > British Columbia > Report # 10633|
Submitted by witness on Monday, February 14, 2005.
Daylight sighting by hikers in the Checakmus area
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PROVINCE: British Columbia
LOCATION DETAILS: Hwy 99 going north towards Whistler in the Checakmus canyon, about half way through the canyon there is a service road called the Conroy Service Rd. The entrance is on the the east side
of the hwy. When you are on the service rd. the road forks, you keep to the left and go up 2kms.
4x4 access only,when you come to the sign that says the road is de-activated, you are there.
NEAREST TOWN: Squamish
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 99
OBSERVED: My husband, son & myself were on the Conroy Service Rd. 2km up from the Hwy 99 The road became de-activeted so we parked and walked in with the dog.
We weren't too far up the road when I stopped to tie my shoe. Everyone was waiting for me when we heard a deep grunt or growl. I'm not sure if the dog startled something or we did. My husband
saw something running on two legs about 80 yards up in the bush. He said it was black and was running on two legs. We also smelled a very strong odor. We went a little further up the road and our son didn't want to go any further. Also we encountered the smell again and decided to go back down the road. The dog was ahead as usual,he was in the bush just off the road and he let out
a yelp and came running out, he wasn't limping or
OTHER WITNESSES: 2 adults and an 11 year old boy and the dog,
walking and talking.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: late morning sunny clear day
ENVIRONMENT: Very dense fir, cedar and decidous forrest.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Blaine McMillan :
I spoke with both witnesses by phone.
The family was hiking on a de-activated service road in a narrow valley. Shortly after starting up the road the group stopped for a couple of moments as she had to tie her shoe. At that point the group heard a deep growl and her husband then spotted a large bipedal figure running in the bushes parallel to the road at a distance of 80 yards. He said it was black in colour and moved quickly on two legs. There was a strong, wet musky odour.
The group proceeded a little farther up the road at which point they smelled the odour again. At this point the witnesses son refused to proceed any farther. Their dog which had ran ahead let out a yelp and returned to the group.
About BFRO Investigator Blaine McMillan :
- Retired Canadian Military (Reg Force) Safety Systems / Aviation technician with experience on CF-101 Voodoo, CT-133 Silverstar and various SAR platforms including CC-115 Buffalo and CC-130 Hercules.
- 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 and 2012.
- Organized the 2007, 2008 Vancouver Island as well as 2009 North Vancouver Island Expeditions.