Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 21st, 2008
Footprint find from earlier in the summer, via Brian Vike.
British Columbia investigator Brian Vike posted on September 21, 2008, news of a new Sasquatch sighting. He writes:
“I found out on September 19, 2008 that there was another sighting of Bigfoot/Sasquatch here in Houston, British Columbia. This time the sighting of the critter was just east of town on Morgan Road. A very credible lady witnessed the Sasquatch, this would have been around the same time it was sighted here in Houston which would have been near the end of July 2008. I told my daughter about the sighting, her face dropped a bit as they live right around where the critter was seen. I hope to have more on this soon.”
Earlier, on August 26, Brian Vike had learned of a July 28, 2008, sighting, delayed simply because she didn’t not know who she should tell.
“It was my neighbour who said Brian was the person to talk to,” she said.
At 5:45 a.m. the morning of July 28, the woman heard her dogs barking at the door. When she went down to investigate she saw that someone or something was rattling the door handle. Knowing that her son was not due back from his graveyard shift for two more hours, she began to panic.
She eventually opened the door and the dogs were out like a shot, sniffing out something on he east side of her property.
When she looked out at the side of her house, she saw a creature that was walking on two legs.
“It was huge and it had long hair, not fur — kind of like the kind you see on an ox and a reddish brown, the colour of the trees that are killed by the pine beetle,” said the woman. “And it moved so fast, by the time I opened my door it had run from the porch to the other side of the house.”
Once outside, the dogs pursued the creature it continued along a dried-up ravine and disappeared into a forested area. Her oldest dog didn’t return for three hours.
“I was worried but what do you do, tell people your dog is chasing bigfoot?” she asked. “I drove up and down the road, looking for him and eventually he came back.”
When she went out later that day, she found the area had markings where something very heavy had laid down the grass along the path.
When Vike investigated the property, he stood in the same area on the east side of the house where the women had seen the creature in attempt to gauge it’s height.
Except for the markings, Vike didn’t find any other evidence but he did say what the woman saw coincides with other sightings this summer, reported the local newspaper, the Houston Daily.
“I am just over six feet and when I stood there she said she could only see the top of my head,” said Vike. “Whatever the heck she saw that morning, she was able to see from the head to the chest, making it at least seven or eight feet.”
Since her incident, one of the woman’s friends reported a sighting on Telkwa High Road in Moricetown and over the summer there have been sightings in Campbell River and in Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island.
On Sunday morning, September 7th, the woman heard something crashing outside near her house and her dogs were anxious to get outside.
“I am becoming much more aware of being out here,” said the woman whose home is surrounded by trees and bluffs. “I mean it could have been a moose or something, but you never know.”
Now we know, again, as recently as September 19th, the Sasquatch still seems to be around Houston, BC.
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.