Monthly Archives: October 2017

Steenburg File #10206

This incident occurred on May 26, 2017 but did not come to my attention until late September.  I did go to the location with the witnesses a few days after doing a full interview.  He wished, for the time being, not to be named.  So, for that reason and to save space I will post his answer to one of my questions.

Could you just tell me what happened?

Yeah. Just like I wrote what happened, I got on my quad, I went up to the main Road, (Harrison West FSR) we were at Camp Cove. There was maybe 10 of us there.  I got on my quad, went up to the main road, hung a left, went over the small bridge there where the creek rises.  Immediately after that, there’s a little road that goes off to the left there.  There’s like these blocks there so you can’t drive down there but I could get around with my quad. This road parallels the main road for a bit, then goes down, crosses under the power lines, heads down for a bit, maybe another 300 yards or whatever, then there’s a tricky section.  I hit the gas a little too much on the bike and tipped it on it’s side. 

Took me a bit to right it, collect my stuff and everything, then I continued on for a little bit, maybe 100 feet or so to the lake, and I sat there for a bit, checked the scenery turned around and I came back up, just about to the top where the main road is, then I remembered I forgot my sunglasses, it was sunny right, it was bright, I don’t have my sunglasses so I turned around and I went back down again (to the lake).  They were where I thought they’d be.  You know where I took my helmet off and stuff, they were right there.  I put them back on and again came back up to where this road parallels the main road again, and coming around this corner, and I can see off to the right, I think it’s a spruce tree, one of the big trees off the side of the road.  I could see this black thing kind of.  To me it looked like the ass of a bear, or whatever sticking out from behind this tree. That’s what I thought it was; I thought black bear right? I mean, I didn’t stop or whatever, because it wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, ’cause I’ve seen like a million bears and stuff, and as soon as it heard me, it took off.  Down the side hill there. I kept on coming and I stopped where I had seen it, just to see if I could see it and I could hear crashing down. It drops off pretty quick, and it goes down into a sort of gully.

I could hear the thing running, you know, like crash, bang, down the gully.  I couldn’t see it, ’cause like I said, it drops off.  From the time I stopped, to the time I saw my friend, who was coming up on the other side of the gully on the road that come and goes to Camp Cove, I heard Den coming up right (friend on other quad, on other road, which can be seen through the trees here).  I am yelling at him, but he couldn’t hear me,  he just oblivious. I could still hear the thing running through stuff down there, right, down the gully. I’m like, OK.  Whatever, probably just a bear or whatever, but as I looked right, holy shit, where it had to be standing, where I saw it, the tree, it’s like 4 feet down, it drops off pretty quick there, and I realized where it had to be standing was like 4 feet down below the road right?

STEENBURG NOTE: At this point the interview was interrupted by a knock at my door. After dealing with that we continued.

OK, so we were standing there, and looking around and stuff, like I said the base of the tree was about 4 feet below the base of the road.  If I hadn’t of seen that, I wouldn’t have thought twice about it, right.  Where it had to have been standing when I saw it, I just, I thought it was the ass end of a bear behind this tree, you know, about 4 feet tall, you know, just this kinda roundish, black thing, whatever.  But then, when I saw where it had to be standing, well, I then knew it had to be a lot bigger than I thought it was.  I could see where the ground was, it’s really hard-packed dirt, right.  It has been dry for a long time, I could see where the ground was scuffed; where it was standing.  OK, that thing was a lot bigger than I thought it was. Then I started thinking, OK, if it was a bear, if it was going up a tree, I would have seen the front arms around it right? I didn’t see anything like that!  I thought, hmm??

So I went back to camp, I kind of asked everybody, “Did you see anything strange”? No. No. Then I said, “Well, I saw something weird, right”.  Oh yeah, what?  Well, I think I saw something like, a Sasquatch, or something.  They just kinda laughed at that.  We spend a lot of time in the bush. This is what we do every weekend. I am a hunter.  We spend all the time that we can out in the bush right.

Photo taken by me from witness vantage point. Witness standing by tree where subject was seen.

This witness did impress me by his own logical thinking. Even though he now thinks it was a Sasquatch he saw, he does accept the possibility that he may be wrong.  Also, this man has spent a good part of his life in the bush, hunting, fishing , etc.  I have no doubt he has been in the woods more than myself.  At first, he also thought bear but after observing the fact that the base of this tree was 4 feet below the grade of this road, he feels that what he saw was about 8 feet tall, rather than the 4 to 5 feet he saw above the grade of the road.

Thomas Steenburg