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LOCATION DETAILS: Un-graveled, dry weather road only
NEAREST TOWN: Brandon
NEAREST ROAD: Highway #10
OBSERVED: On July 29, 2010 I went to pick up my mail at a rural mail box and decided to take the back roads back. I turned down the road and noticed the tracks on the road. I got out of the truck to look at the tracks and thought they looked a little different. I came to get Christine to have a look at the tracks . Both of us went back to look at the tracks and took some pictures. We went back the next day and took some more pictures and make the casts. We checked the area for more tracks and found some on an adjacent road. The tracks appeared to come out of a field in a northwesterly direction and went down the edge of the road for about an eighth of a mile to the north then back into the field at a 45 degree angle across the corner of the field, back out on the road and proceeded east until they came to gravel approx. 3/4 of a mile and could not be seen anymore. Tracks were approx. 1/2 inch into the ground. They measured 12 and 3/4 inches long and 6 inches wide. The big toe measured 3 inches long itself. The left foot had a kind of a kink to it. These tracks were in a straight line with approx. a seven foot stride. Some of the pictures showed evidence of toe slippage and all appeared to be flat. These tracks appeared after it had rained the day before.
ALSO NOTICED: Not at time we found the tracks, other noteworthy events at other times
OTHER WITNESSES: Christine
TIME AND CONDITIONS: late afternoon, clear and sunny day
ENVIRONMENT: Combination of farmers's fields and treed areas in rolling hills.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Blaine McMillan :
I have interviewed the witness and his partner several times and I have found them to be honest about their account. The witness lives in a rural area of Manitoba, south of the town of Brandon. He had gone to collect his mail from the rural mail box and decided to take a circuitous route home. Along one of the roads he spotted a trackway coming out of an adjacent field proceed down the road then re-enter the field only to come out onto the road again.
The witness took some photos that day but returned the following day to complete a detailed investigation including track length, stride length and directionality of the trackway.
Plaster casts were made for future reference.
There are fewer reports of sasquatch sightings and secondary evidence (tracks, vocalizations and structures) from Canada's prairie provinces as compared to British Columbia or Alberta. But this does not mean that there is not a sasquatch population in these areas. Less sightings can easily be explained by a lower population of sasquatches (to be observed) and by a much lower population of humans (to do the observing). I commend these witnesses for their attention to detail and for gathering as much information as possible about the evidence.
About BFRO Investigator Blaine McMillan :
- Retired Canadian Military (Reg Force) Safety Systems / Aviation technician with experience fighters and various SAR platforms. Author of Wood Knocks and Tossed Rocks:Searching for Sasquatch with the BFRO
- 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.