Geographical Index > Canada > Manitoba > Report # 118
Submitted by witness on Friday, August 18, 2000.
Optometrist has clear sighting of what he calls bigfoot
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LOCATION DETAILS: South of Devil's Lake.
NEAREST TOWN: Gypsumville
NEAREST ROAD: Highway 6
OBSERVED: Driving south on highway 6 in Manitoba in plain daylight.Thought I saw a bear approx. 50 yards off of the highway .As I got closer,it stood up and was a bigfoot.It was standing in a grain field and the grain was at its knees.It was two tone in color.(brown and light brown)Its chest and back of head were light brown.The arms were thick from shoulder to wrist and it appeared to have no neck like a gorilla.Approx. height was easily seven(7) feet tall and estimated weight was 500-600 lbs.It was bent over as I drove past possibly digging in the soil but stood and looked at me. There was few vehicles on the road at the time and I was in Northern Manitoba in a fairly isolated area.
OTHER WITNESSES: none
OTHER STORIES: Yes,other incidents in the same location listed on the web as well as other people who have witnessed the same thing in the same location
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Weather was clear with blue sky.I had my clear lens driving glasses on.
ENVIRONMENT: Farmer's Grain Field,surrounding area is dense swamp spruce.Many large lakes in area and desolate unexploreable country.
Follow-up investigation report:
The witness, TM, is a pharmacist and optometrist who lives in Winnipeg. He travels monthly to The Pas to see patients. TM is an experienced hunter and fisherman.
At first TM thought the animal he saw, which was bent over, might be a bear. When it straightened up and swung around to look at his passing car, he said he knew it was not a bear. It was a big creature, six to seven feet tall with massive arms and a heavy neck, and it had kind of a blonde mane and chest. When I asked what his general impression of the thing was, what it looked like to him, he said, “It looked like Hulk Hogan out in a field in a monkey suit.”
TM said that shortly after passing by the animal, after he’d had a moment to digest what his eyes had seen, he knew it had been a bigfoot. He commented that he wished he had stopped or turned around to look at the animal better, but said it took him a little while to process what he’d seen and get over the shock… by that time he was well down the road.