New Brunswick’s Black Bigfoot

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 27th, 2008

The New Brunswick Bugle-Observer reports on a possible Bigfoot sighting a few miles east of the Maine-Canada border near Skiff Lake, NB:

It was shortly after 7 p.m Sunday evening, Aug. 17 [2008] and [Dale] Tompkins and his wife Valerie were travelling in the Skiff Lake area, heading home from a visit with friends at Second Eel River Lake. That’s when they spotted it – the creature they both firmly believe to be Bigfoot.

“We were a half to three-quarters of a mile from the Skiff Lake sign in a densely wooded area when we came around a turn and saw a huge figure on the edge of the road. It looked down towards us then it walked across the road ahead of us just about 250 meters away.”

What is being seen in the area is a “Black Sasquatch.” Specifically, it is described as a “pitch-black, sleek, hairy, approximately 8-and-a-half foot [tall] Sasquatch.”

There was another set of witnesses in a separate car who confirmed the Tompkins’ account when contacted by the newpaper, but they wished to remain anonymous.

The following disclaimer was expressed, which may become an oft-heard refrain in the coming months.

“We don’t want to be involved in what we feel people will only think of as a hoax.”

Valerie Tompkins considered someone may be playing a hoax on them and the couple from Saint John.

“If it was just someone dressed up, they sure did a good job,” she said.

Then she added in a firm tone.

“We believe we saw Bigfoot”.

Read the full story here.

Thanks for the tip from QuatchWatch.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

20 Responses to “New Brunswick’s Black Bigfoot”

  1. NHbigfoot responds:

    Very interesting. Thanks for letting us know Loren.

  2. wdsasquatch responds:

    Sounds alot like the patt/gim bigfoot.
    What makes this one different?
    I think Sasquatches are all over the place, I live an hour out of Winnpeg Manitoba and there are Sasquatch sightings just a few miles north of my house.
    Anyway thanks Loren.

  3. koipond responds:

    “Black”? I think they prefer the term “Arboreal -Americans”.

  4. clancyryan responds:

    Yes! finally a sighting near me. I live in Nova Scotia, and went to University in New Brunswick. Its a big province with long stretches of highway between the towns and cities. I’d say it’s more likely there are sasquatch in NB than in NS.

  5. Bob K. responds:

    “We don’t want to be involved in what we feel people will only think of as a hoax.”

    Great stuff, huh? As if there weren’t already enough of a stigma attached to witnesses who have the desire, forthrightness-and just plain courage-to share what they’ve seen and experienced with the wider world, they now have to run the risk of being thought of as part of a hoax thanks to the ‘gentlemen’ from Georgia. Do people ever consider the possible harm associated with the consequesnses of their actions anymore? Or is that passe’, like common kindness and common decency?

  6. Shane Durgee responds:

    “We believe we saw Bigfoot”.

    Does the general public think this is one mystical animal? I’m constantly confronted by people saying, “Wait… so you think there’s more than one Bigfoot!?” As if that’s somehow even more ridiculous than what they assumed I believed in, a single, immortal animal that wanders the earth.

    I just wonder where this weird perception of a singular entity comes from. I guess the name “Bigfoot” itself implies a single creature. We need to work harder on re-naming these things. “Hominids” isn’t catching on.

  7. red_pill_junkie responds:

    8′ 12″?? Now that’s tall!

  8. bill green responds:

    this is definetly a very interesting new article about new brunswick black sasquatch creature. thanks bill green

  9. steele79 responds:

    well i dunno i just find it hard to believe there are Bigfoot in eastern north America esp new Brunswick or nova scotia the eastern seaboard has been settled for what 300 + years now and most of its forests have been cut down at least once and the land heavily exploited for farming and industry and not once in that time did anyone find Bigfoot bones or any specimens it just seems highly improbable that Bigfoot would have been able to hide with all the activity that has gone on on the eastern seaboard for the past 300+ years but who knows

  10. clancyryan responds:

    The people who actually think its “one immortal creature” shouldn’t even be considered. They are dunces. I don’t think these people thought that though; it just seems natural to me to refer to an individual creature as ‘bigfoot’ rather than ‘a bigfoot”. maybe its like when we see santa at the mall. we dont call him ‘a santa’. actually its not like that at all.

  11. LeCope responds:

    I hate to say it but 250 meters in front of a moving vehicle is really far when making comments like: “pitch-black, sleek, hairy, approximately 8-and-a-half foot [tall] Sasquatch.” I don’t doubt that they saw something, but wow, that is 2 and half football field lengths. I doubt you could seem much in terms of details, yet they say, “If it was just someone dressed up, they sure did a good job.”

    Something to think about.


  12. Richard888 responds:

    Go Canada Go!

  13. cryptidsrus responds:

    Good post there, Loren…

  14. sausage1 responds:

    Re: the second witnesses; What a pity that people having such a fantastic and rare experience feel unable to share it with others because of the ridicule they fear (probably correctly) they will encounter.

  15. cliffhanger042002 responds:

    Thanks for the post Loren. I’m always happy to read fresh eye-witness reports of Bigfoot. I’m also really happy to see that these folks were still willing to share the experience despite the Biscardi/Whitton/Dyer moron exhibition. I had really started to worry about first-hand accounts from eye-witnesses becoming just as elusive as Bigfoot in the aftermath of the hoax, but maybe this is a sign of hope that these very lucky people will come forward with the accounts that most of us can only dream of.

  16. cliffhanger042002 responds:

    I have to agree with LeCope on the distance, 250 meters (roughly 3 football fields) is a long way away to accurately identify something, especially particulars like height. I shoot in alot of archery tournaments, 3D tourneys where you shoot at life sized (but artificial) targets such as deer, bear, etc. You shoot from a stake in the ground but are not told the distance to the target, you must determine the distance, typically in yards, on your own and adjust your sights accordingly. Although I’m very familiar with the size of those targets, once you get past 50 yards, it is very difficult to judge the distance of the target due to the fact that the target appears very small, it’s hard for a veteran shooter to tell the difference between a 100 yard shot and 60 yard shot on a “standing upright” bear target. Even more difficult than determining the distance between the two points would be determining the height of the object, even for a pro. So I would say that the height given by the witness is pure speculation at such a distance. There could be so much of a topography change (change in elevation of the ground) between such distant points that any reference he/she picked would be useless because the object could be 10 feet higher in elevation and the angle they viewed the object at would cause an illusion of height. Just my opinion on the height issue, I don’t feel like it can be taken as fact.

  17. NHbigfoot responds:

    steele79 I strongely disagree with what you are saying. You are right about it being populated for 300 years but the south has been populated for just as long and there are plenty of bigfoot. Florida has been populated for 400 years and has the first city in north america still it has many skunkape sightings. Bigfoot on the east coast is just as much as it on the west coast. The mountains of the east coast are very densely forested in comparison to the rocky mountains and the cascade mountains. In fact Maine is the least populated state east of the mississippi and is the most heavily forested state in america followed by New Hampshire. Maine is 95% forest and New Hampshire is 85% pecent forest. New Brunswick is also heavily forested and so in Quebec, and upstate New York.

  18. AlbertaSasquatch responds:

    Good points everyone but still these people saw something that they can’t explain. Sure there height estimates could be totally skewed but they obviously saw something large, black, and BIPEDAL cross the road in front of them. Gotta make you wonder!

  19. mystery_man responds:

    I find the little differences between sasquatch reports to be very interesting and tend to think they actually add a little more weight to the body of eyewitness testimony. It is only natural that there might be individual differences in certain traits, such as size and color. I would be more suspicious if every report described exactly the same thing, but you get these wonderful accounts of black Bigfoot, white Bigfoot, small ones, large ones, yet they are all obviously the same type of animal. To me, it paints an interesting tapestry of the sort of individual differentiation that would likely be seen over a population.

    Shane Durgee- Bigfoot is both singular and plural. So the statement “We believe we saw Bigfoot” is correct but when looked at grammatically, it would actually mean that they saw more than one Bigfoot. They probably didn’t think about that though. Yeah, I find it incredible that a lot of people think it is, or refer to it as, one animal. A lot of cryptids share this burden.

  20. Dj Plasmic Nebula responds:

    i wonder how their going to hoax an 8ft bigfoot walking? yet alone a 9ft bigfoot walking?

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