Geographical Index > Canada > Saskatchewan > Report # 12733|
Submitted by witness on Thursday, October 6, 2005.
Possible sighting by duck hunter near Wakaw
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LOCATION DETAILS: go down 41 highway past alvena turn on the grid road heading to st. isidore de bellvue...travel about 10 miles ...find the ducks unlimited ...wawryk property and you are pretty much there...
NEAREST TOWN: wakaw
NEAREST ROAD: #5 highway
OBSERVED: I went out duck hunting to a spot near Wakaw Saskatchewan that i have been going to for a few years now. It had rained heavily on the day before i went and the fields were quite wet and muddy. while walking to a good shooting pond i stumbled across something that was very strange.
The crops had been cut and the swaths were still laying in the field..as i stepped over a swath i noticed that there was something white under it. I lifted the swath and found seven dead terns...(small, black headed seagulls..) they had not decomposed at all and looked as though they had not been there for long. they were packed all together in a big lump and not scattered about at all and there were no visible injurys on them. At first i didnt know what to think..then i just figured somehow a raccoon had caught them and stashed them there..because they have tendancies to do things like that with there food...not thinking any more about it i went on to shoot a few ducks and started back to my truck to go home because it was starting to rain...then my luck ran out...as soon as i got moving my truck slid off the shoulder of the mud road and into the ditch...i was stuck...bigtime...so i started walking to go find a farmer top pull me out.
As I walked along the main grid road that connected to the trail my truck was stuck on...i saw something i will never forget...it was raining pretty good and i had my face lookin down toward the road but some movement ahead of me caught my eye...i saw something...it didnt seem really tall...but i was a couple hundred yards away from it..but it was big...i mean real big...wide across the shoulders and no neck just like a big giant head sittin on huge shoulders and short little legs and long arms it was moving extremely fast but not running...it was heading down the ditch at this little valley i was walking through...i saw it for 3 or 4 strides then it disappeared into some trees that were at the bottom...the valley was very narrow but also very long and trees cover the whole bottom of it...it freaked me out...it had to have crossed the road right in front of me but i had my head down and didnt see it till it had crossed the road and was heading into the valley-bottom. When i got to the spot that i figured it must have crossed i found one huge footprint in the muddy sand at the shoulder of the road...it was soaked real good so the footprint was full of water maybe 16 inches long..but probably 5 or 6 inches across at the ball of the foot.
The thing i saw was dark brownish reddish unusual color...I have never heard of sasquatch sightings in the area and i have not told many people about this because i fear being thought of as some kind of nut. I dont know if the dead birds have anything to do with it but they were found only a few hundred yards from the top of the small valley that creature disapeared into.
ALSO NOTICED: just the dead birds i found
OTHER WITNESSES: none
OTHER STORIES: no
TIME AND CONDITIONS: it was shortly after noon... it was raining..but the lighting was good and you could see for a long way
ENVIRONMENT: hills with swathed fields and lots of small patches of trees...lots of creeks and sloughs...very mixed area
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Blaine McMillan :
The witness described the figure as being very large and muscular with no visible neck. He watched it take three or four strides and at no time did it drop onto all fours as a bear would.
At the point where it had left the road he found a single track that measured 16 inches by 6 inches. He mentioned that when he got to this point that he felt that he was being watched from the cover of the trees in the valley.
It is possible that the dead birds the witness found were stashed or hidden by a sasquatch for later consumption as there are reports of known sasquatch killed deer carcasses being found under brush piles. Predators of all sizes are known to secret their kills so other predators and scavengers do not steal it from them.
The terrain in this part of Saskatchewan consists of rolling prairie hills, coulees (small tree filled valleys), sloughs (large shallow seasonal marshes). Due largely to the amount of marshes, there is an abundance of wildlife in these areas.
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, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
- Organized the 2007, 2008 Vancouver Island as well as 2009 North Vancouver Island Expeditions.
- Author of "Woodknocks and Tossed Rocks: Searching for Sasquatch with the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.