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Submitted by witness on Wednesday, January 17, 2007.
Possible sighting at a farm outside Victoria (Vancouver Island)
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PROVINCE: British Columbia
LOCATION DETAILS: [The street address was provided, but removed from the report at the request of the witness.]
NEAREST TOWN: Victoria
OBSERVED: Hello guys:
I am writing this to inform you (and to kind of hopefully eliminate some other posibilities) of some rather embarassing occurances on and around our property. When I say embarassing, it is because I actually do read quite a bit about sasquatch as I totally believe that he could live in the vast pacific northwest forests, but apparantly haven't read enough to know when one is possibly skulking around my place.
The incidents started about two years ago. We had a bonfire and had some friends over. As I was walking with two other friends, we all saw a dark black figure with spiky hair run across the horse field. We have also been awakened by, or just heard (what I call) "the peanut gallery" I call them this because as I am fairly educated in the outdoors and various calls, I can only identify these sounds as some larger animal mocking these calls. So far we've heard an owl, a dog, a cat's meow, a monkey, and a weird howl. I call them the peanut galllery because they seem to be doing this almost comedicaly. Also, I have noticed that my cats and dogs don't like going into the woods behind the house during the fall and winter months. (even thoug we can't get them inside all summer!) also, when I'm out in the woods in the winter, I just can't shake the feeling like I'm being watched. (this has only been experienced with odours once. today in fact.) it's like my productivity levels drop because I am constantly looking over my shoulders for something I can't see but know is there.)
I should explain why I feel that this is legitimate. We live on a tract of land that is surrounded by woods. The plus side to living here is that we have a line of power lines that runs through our property and through most of the island. This is key for wildlife as there is no hunting or anything allowed on this land because it is owned by the CRD as access routes to maintain the lines. Talk about the path of least resistance.
I feel that if we do indeed have these beasts around our place in the winter, they are using this map of power lines as a route (also, these lines happen to smothered with blackberries at their bases).
Also, I live at a farm that takes in sick/injured or unwanted animals. We take care of up to about 30 domestic animals at our place and are always seeing new faces showing up. We have a lot of food around here and probably would never notice missing feed.
I would greatly appreciate to hear your thoughts.
ALSO NOTICED: just weird howls, grunts, no roars (thank god)
OTHER WITNESSES: various witnesses, but mostly just the people who live at our residence.
OTHER STORIES: A few within a twelve km radius but seemingly different than my experiences.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: various points in time.
ENVIRONMENT: very densly wooded areas with farms all around.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Blaine McMillan :
The witness and his family live in a semi rural setting on the outskirts of Victoria. They operate an animal recovery farm for domestic livestock. For some time they have been experiencing vocalizations and some very odd behaviour in their animals.
During the winter months D.S. places feed out for the animals which also attracts some of local wildlife including blacktail deer to his property. It is during this time frame that he has experienced the feeling that he is being watched or followed when he has gone walking through the woods adjacent to his property. His pets, who normally accompany him on these walks in the summer will not venture into the woods during the winter months.
D.S. described the figure that he saw as being just close to 6 feet in height and about 265 lbs. It was all black in colour and it moved quickly across a field at the edge of the light given off by a bonfire. The witness told me that it was inside his fence line and when it reached end of the fence it easily cleared the 5 foot fence. The observation was from a distance of about 60 feet and lasted close to 7 seconds.
At the farm, the additional feed for the livestock also sustains a population of deer near his property during the winter months.
As of February 27, 2007, the witness was still hearing vocalizations at night.
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.