Researching the Sasquatch question since 1978. Authored three books on topic: 'The Sasquatch In Alberta', 1989; 'Sasquatch, Bigfoot,The Continuing Mystery', 1993; and 'In search of Giants', 2000. Thomas has also co-authored two other titles: 'Meet the Sasquatch', 2004 and 'Sasquatch In British Columbia' 2012. He has also written many articles and appeared on numerous television and Radio documentaries concerning the Sasquatch. Considered by many to be old school in the world of Sasquatch research.
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2012/02/04 – Hope area: Two-legged Gigantic Figure: Two brothers
used an unattended (off-hours) vehicle scale in the Hope area and
saw a very large man-like figure nearby on February 4, 2012 at
10:30 pm. As they drove away from the scale the brother who was
driving saw the figure in the car rear view mirror and remarked,
“That’s one big fella,” and slowed down. The other brother turned
around and also saw the oddity; later referred to as “gigantic.” It was
slightly hunched over and walking on two legs. They estimated it
was about 50 feet from the scale and felt that it was waiting for them to
leave. Both brothers are very tall (6 feet, 5 inches, and 6 feet, 3 inches)
and they believe the entity was much taller than they were. They
watched and the figure crossed the highway and disappeared into the
bush on the other side.
Thomas Steenburg and Bill Miller went to the location and
investigated the incident, but did not find any footprints, despite
snow on the ground directly at the back of the scale; however, the
oddity may not have come from that direction. They were able to see
video taken by the scale security camera, but it was pointing in
another direction at the time the figure was seen.
Source: Thomas Steenburg Sasquatch Incidents file, No. 10176.
The Unwonted Sasquatch is a new soon-to-be released documentary filmed during the summer heat wave of 2015. I have not seen it yet but was sent the DVD cover poster by the producer yesterday. I believe, right now, copies can be purchased on amazon.
2011/07/03 – Near Chetwynd. Something Seen Along the
Railway Tracks: A railway line inspector for the Canadian National
Railway reported that he saw two unusual man-like creatures cross
the railway tracks at a distance of about 800 feet. He described them
as being hair covered (dark brown in color), massive upper body and
very long arms. He estimated the height of one individual at about 7
feet and the other about 6.5 feet. They were walking side-by-side
with the taller one a little ahead of the other. They crossed the tracks,
proceeded along a rocky creek bank and entered an area with willow
trees where they disappeared from sight. The inspector heard a high pitched
laugh-like sound from the willows. He went to the area
where the tracks had been crossed but did not find any footprints
there or in the long grass leading up to the rail line. Nevertheless, the
path they had taken could be seen in the grass. He also looked along
the creek bank; no prints were seen, but he sensed a slight unpleasant
The inspector was part of a crew of men, but the others had left
before the sighting. He later told his wife of the incident and she
informed Thomas Steenburg who followed up with the inspector.
Source: Thomas Steenburg Sasquatch Incidents file, No. 10171.
2009/SU/00 – Harrison Lake Area. Monkey Just Over Four Feet
Tall: A resident who worked as a gate security man at Harrison Lake
had a strange sighting at about 4:00 p.m. in the summer of 2009. On
his way to work, he saw what he described as a monkey about 4 feet
tall cross the road in front of his car. He exclaimed to himself, “A
monkey! Some fool has let loose a damn monkey!” Some time later,
he became acquainted with Bill Miller, a local Sasquatch researcher,
and the resident mentioned his odd experience. He had not considered
a Sasquatch connection and was not convinced that the “monkey”
he saw was a young Sasquatch. He insists that what he saw was
a monkey or some sort or a chimpanzee. He was adamant that it was
not a small person, bear, or any other any other animal known to be
in the Harrison area.
Source: Thomas Steenburg Sasquatch Incidents file, No. 10177.
I have had a number of incidents which have been reported to me since the publication of the book, ” Sasquatch In British Columbia” in 2012.
I thought I would include some of them on this web site though they lack, for the most part, detailed interviews which were not obtained due mostly to the fact the witnesses in question had second thoughts about going forward with their stories for various and personal reasons. To respect their privacy, I will not give out any names. The stories have also been abbreviated in order to give you the reader a clear view on what was alleged to have occurred without going into to much repetitive detail. Enjoy.
2009/SP/00 – Port Douglas, Harrison Lake. Large Rocks Tossed
from 100 Feet: The night watchman at the Harrison Hydro work
camp, Port Douglas, experienced strange events in September 2009.
He heard whistles, screams and something crashing through the
trees; on a couple of occasions large rocks were tossed at him from
about 100 feet. They were tossed when his back was to the forest
and he estimated their weight to be about ten pounds each. They
landed about 20 to 30 feet from where he was standing. On the night
that he heard the whistles and screams, there were no bears in the
area all night. This was odd because he always sees one or two bears
on his rounds. During one of his patrols, he found large human-like
footprints in the sand by the lake. One of his duties is to keep bears
out of the camp, so he is well-aware of the tracks left by these animals.
He also noted that he knows about bear tracks “double tracking”
and the human-like prints he saw were definitely not of this
nature; there were no claws evident as with bear tracks. He mentioned
the incidents to local residents and one told him that the work
camp is on a route used by Sasquatch.
Source: Thomas Steenburg Sasquatch Incident file, No.10174
On Monday, September 19, 2016, I was paid a visit by the host and film crew of the new documentary program, Red Earth Uncovered. They filmed and asked questions on the subject of the Sasquatch for 4 hours. We went into great detail.
They also talked to Sasquatch witness and researcher, Brad Trent, who came up to my place from across the river . Tomorrow, they plan to go into the field with Bill Miller up the east side of Harrison Lake for some more filming. They will end their visit after talking to three witnesses from my files.
They also plan to interview the tribal elders on the Chehalis Reserve, where the name Sasquatch was first used and introduced to the non-native community in British Columbia on April 1st, 1929. This program looks at the world through the eyes of Canada’s First Nations. So it is only natural that they should devote an episode to the Sasquatch question.
This program will air sometime in 2018, I believe.
Two posts ago I talked about taking John Kirk, (President of the BCSCC) to the site of the Classic Jacko capture. Since then, I have taken two other colleagues there, Bill Reid, and another who wishes to remain anonymous, neither of them had ever been to the site. As far as I know before myself, along with Bill Miller, and the late Barry Blount who made a trip to find it in 2009, no other researcher had ever tried to find it. Chris Murphy did attempt to find it but went to the wrong location, and it took some time for myself to convince him of that fact.
One of my colleagues pointed out that until now, no researcher had ever published a video from the the site, either. So we did just that. I hope you find the story of Jacko from the place he was allegedly captured interesting – it is truly a Sasquatch Classic tale.
John Kirk, president of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, (try saying that 5 times fast), or BCSCC for short, contacted me to ask if I would mind taking him to the site of a Sasquatch Classic. The Jacko capture site is near Tunnel #4 , north of Yale, British Columbia. For those of you reading this who have never heard of this incident, Jacko was the name given to a creature captured by rail way workers outside of Yale, BC in the year 1884.
John Kirk, along with Ms Winona Rouillard, came by my place at noon on August 4, 2016 and my duties as guide had commenced. I just hoped I didn’t miss the ‘easy to pass-by if you blink’ turn off which gets you at least within 20 minutes walk from Tunnel Number 4.
Hottest time of the day it was and one has to wonder, thinking back to those times during the gold rush, what it must have been like for those folks wearing heavy wool clothing and long-john underwear , even in the heat of the summer?
I think John enjoyed finally seeing for himself the site of this ‘Sasquatch Classic ‘ tale.
On Sunday July 10, 2016, I was a guest on another Radio program, but this time with a bit of a difference. This show was not a program devoted to the Sasquatch question, nor cryptozoology in general. It was a program for skeptics. Most often they go after religious subjects but this time the host is a man who thinks it is possible he encountered a Sasquatch himself back in November 2008. I know him Steenburg BC file #10167? I think I was able to surprise them. Enjoy…