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Steenburg file # 10204

The following report was sent to me from a Mr. Sean Landers concerning possible footprints found by himself and his girlfriend on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 while they were hiking at Deer Lake in Sasquatch Provincial Park.

My girlfriend Adri and I went and stayed in Site 12 on June 2,3, and 4th. She is also enthusiastic about studying Sasquatch, so to be in Site 12 was really thrilling.  This is our second time exploring outside of the provincial park, and we went a lot farther this time. Last time, I fell in the creek on the way out, but that did not happen this time. 

I included the photographs of the footprints and the nest. The prints were found along the trail that is just north of Deer Lake.  As the trail leaves the provincial park, and nears the creek crossing, that is where we found the footprints. They are odd, as the toes are not completely where they should be… not sure. The toes are large and round, and have no claws at all though, which is a Sasquatch trait. As well, the sheer bulbous nature of each toe is substantial. Each toe print was about the size of a large cherry tomato, and very round. The depression in the mud from the print was also odd, in that it was very deep. When I stepped in the same mud while walking, it only made a superficial print, but these are clearly well sunk into the ground. I am 230 lbs, so whatever made these must have been more than me. 

We hiked up the FSR as indicated with a pencil line on the map I sent along with this email. Where the pencil line ends is where we stopped and surveyed with binoculars, then came back. On our first trip out here last year, after I fell in the creek, we only made it so far as the X marked on the map. This year was much better.

On the way back to our campsite we were looking for a route down through the woods from the trail, and decided to just wing it. From the trail above we could barely see our orange camping umbrella in the site, so we used that as a reference to descend through the thick forest off the elevated trail. It was steep, and dangerous, so we went slowly and about 150 meters north of the site (#12) I found this very unusually made structure. 

The pics don’t really show the scale or complexity very well. It was about seven or eight feet across, and the inside was very smoothed out, just like a hammock. It consists of several large tree sections lain across each other and tied into a bent over tree that comes out of the mountainside. A great mass of smaller sticks and vegetation have been added then, to make up solid walls and sides with and opening barely detectable at one end. The inside is cave-like, and rounded very smoothly with no sharp ends sticking in. It does not look like anything that forces of nature would accumulate. My Mum thinks it might be a spot where a bear might sleep, but I don’t think bears weave together and build elaborate structures. I hope you like the pics and look forward to your feedback. I would like to go back to the nest and look for prints and hair samples.

Thanks for the additional story about an encounter in that area. I will look into it. By the way, I carry a shotgun just for protection of me and my girlfriend. We would never kill a Sasquatch or anything else for that matter. I don’t even like stepping on plants. We both are very much worshipers of nature.

 

The location of this find was almost the same location where another couple (Richards) had a frightening encounter with a possible Sasquatch back in 2009.  Sean does agree that these prints could have another explanation other than a Sasquatch.  But in my opinion, the possibility is there.

Thomas Steenburg

A Special Lady

A very dear lady to me lost her battle with cancer on May 30th, 2017.

I first met Vera after herself and another dear friend of mine, Christina, came to my home to tell me of a strange creature Vera had encountered just outside her home on the afternoon of September 21st,  2011.  She had come outside to see why her next door neighbors’ dogs were barking so much when she caught sight of something strange just behind the tree line which separates her home with the railway tracks.  The details of this encounter I have already published (Steenburg File# 10173).

After the two had stared at each other for about 30 seconds, which seemed much longer to Vera, the subject simply walked away from her down the rail line towards, what was locally known as, Crazy Creek.  She never saw it again.  She then contacted Christina and told her about what she saw, and it was Christina whom told her to talk to me; which we did the following evening.

At first Vera didn’t want any word of her account getting out and, in fact, when I went to investigate at the sight, she told the locals that I was there to look into a Mountain Lion she had seen.   At the time she was a foster mom and was afraid that if word got out that she had seen a possible Sasquatch that might be used against her.

But over the years as we got to know each other she relaxed a bit over the whole affair and took part when I asked in radio and television documentaries on the the subject and had even come along with me on few day expositions.  One such Radio show was titled ”Footsteps’ and aired in 2015.   Some of the TV programs were: ‘BC is Awesome’ which aired in 2016; ‘Finding Bigfoot’ when they filmed up on the Chehalis Reserve in 2015; and ‘Red Earth Uncovered’ which was filmed in the fall of 2016 and is due to air in 2018.  It is a program of First Nation perspective, and Vera being of First Nation birth herself, I felt was a natural choice for their Sasquatch episode.

Vera tells of her encounter at my home Sept 22, 2011
The spot where the Sasquatch was seen by Vera on Sept 21, 2011
Crew for TV program Red Earth Uncovered at the location of Vera’s encounter. Myself second from left, Vera is fourth from the left in the middle.

Vera lost her battle with Cancer on May 30, 2017 passing away at the Mission General Hospital with her family there with her.

I will miss her.

Thomas Steenburg

 

Monster X Radio

On Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 4 pm Pacific Time, I will be a guest on the radio program ‘Monster X Radio’ with hosts Gunner Monson, Shane Corson,  and Ms Julie Rench.

It is a blog talk program, so all one has to do is google the shows title, and go to the site and listen in and remember: you can ask questions LIVE via the chat line.

Click here for a recording of the interview.

Thomas Steenburg

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Red Earth Uncovered

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.

Film Crew from, 'Red Earth Uncovered'. Visits Thomas Steenburg at his home and study. Sept 19, 20116
Film Crew from, ‘Red Earth Uncovered’. Visits Thomas Steenburg at his home and study. Sept 19, 2016.

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.

Thomas Steenburg

Left at the Valley

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…

Thomas Steenburg

 

 

Olympic Project

I was invited by Derek Randles, of the Olympic Project, to give a presentation at an annual get together in the beautiful north Olympic wilderness at a location near Lake Crescent, Washington State on the Victoria Day long weekend of 2016.

May 20th to May 22nd to be exact; a holiday long weekend in Canada but not in the U.S.

Dave Ellis, describes possible Sasquatch vocals
Dave Ellis, describes possible Sasquatch vocals

This group, unlike so many others out there, are not what I commonly refer to as “inmates running the asylum”  but a collection of serious-minded researchers whom combine their research methods in order to find the evidence needed to either confirm or, in some cases, disprove the existence of Bigfoot in the wilderness of Washington State.  Some researchers came from Oregon, as well as Canada, not to mention Texas, all there to share ideas and methods to collect and gather evidence.

Other presenters included Dave Ellis, who gave a very interesting presentation on recorded possible vocals.  Tom Baker gave a presentation on Washington State report statistics which I found very interesting to listen to.  Tom, and Derek Randles also, spoke earlier on what one should carry with them in the bush; which would be needed for everyday survival but keeping in mind: the lighter the better.

A female Texas researcher whom I will not name, as I think she asked me not to, gave a great talk around the camp fire on how one can create a portable, but professional, DNA collection kit.  That is something I plan to include in the future.   My presentation was on the general history of the Sasquatch in British Columbia which I think it was well received.

Later, I sat down with a gent named Wes Germer, who is the host of the radio program ‘Sasquatch Chronicles’ of which I have never in the past been a guest on.   What I had to say pissed a few people off, according to the comments  section on the program web page.  But too bad for them; I stand by my comments and to hell with those who choose to cling to wishful thinking rather than face reality.   You can listen with the link below.

I recommend this radio program to all who have an interest in this on going mystery as it mostly concentrates on eye witness testimonies and their alleged encounters with a Sasquatch.  The program lets the listener decide which encounters may be true.

Another interesting experiment was conducted by the group to test everybody on taking photos and videos quickly in the bush. Tom Baker filled in for the Sasquatch, popping out along the trail at certain points to be photographed and video taped.  Well, out of 30 people, including myself, only one woman took one good clear picture, and that was by accident rather than intent.  To all those skeptics who always say that with all the modern camera equipment, surely some clear footage or photo would have happened by now.

Well, this experiment proved to me that it is not as easy as it looks.  My mistake was choice of video camera.  My Air Pro video camera is great as long as the subject is right in front of you but objects in the bush which seemed close and clear with the naked eye, on the screen come out seemingly twice the distance.  In one case,  even further than that.

It was an eye opener.

Night outings and other day outings followed without any evidence being found.  But it was a great time with a group whom I have come to respect; and have put my mind at ease that the inmates taking over the asylum have not infiltrated every where. … YET!

Thomas Steenburg

 

News For The Soul Radio

In 2004, I was guest on the radio program ‘News For the Soul’ with host, Nicole Whitney.  It was a Halloween program in late October of that year and she had decided to do a segment on something other than ghosts and haunted houses.

During the broadcast, she suggested doing a follow up interview in the near future, as well as coming out  with me on an excursion to see first hand what looking for evidence would entail.   I thought it was a good idea and said, “sure, why not?”

Well, the years went by.   I had totally forgotten about the whole thing then she contacted me in early spring of 2016 – 12 years later – to follow up on the matter. The lady does not forget things!

So, I took her and a few of her crew out for an afternoon of Sasquatch history and searching for evidence on a cold, overcast day.  I think they found the experience enjoyable and interesting.

See after photo below. We also did a follow up interview; the link is below.  Hope you enjoy.

Nicole Interviews Sasquatch Researcher Thomas Steenburg 2016

Best looking group of Sasquatch seekers I have had with me in bush for a long time! Program host, Nicole Whitney, is on the right.

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File# 10196 Part 2

Here is the continuation into my investigation of a reported incident which occurred  Friday, January 22, 2016, at 4 a.m, Near McLeese Lake British Columbia.

Thomas Steenburg

 

SAMANTHA’S INTERVIEW

Hello Samantha?

Hi, how are you.

How are you?

I’m good, thank you.

Please state your full name?

Samantha Chrystal Godwin.

What is your mailing address?

Same as Yuri’s.

Same phone number as well?

Yes.

You saw it first, Correct?

Yeah.

What happened? What were the circumstances which lead to this?

Well we were on a tow. We were at the back of the truck, hooking. He,(Yuri) was on the drivers side and I was on the passenger side, and in the fog and the rain I seen this what seemed like a huge man, but harry, and a really light, greasy looking hair, I don’t know if that was because of the rain but.

Were you stopped at this point or were you moving?

I was still moving. I was so freaked out.

What I mean is were you stopped at the towing job, or were still moving down the road when this occurred?

The truck was stopped. I was walking into the tow truck.

So this occurred while you both were working on the broken down truck?

Yes.

The subject. Was it on the east side or the west side of the highway?

The west.

Was that the side with all the trees?

No. The river side.

OK. When you saw it it was on the west side of the highway?

Yes.

You told Yuri about it, and he didn’t believe you?

Well he didn’t believe me. He thought I was talking crazy. Lol. I did really believe myself.

How long did you see it for?

Um. 2 minutes or so, I was trying to get into the truck, quick, I was scared, like I didn’t believe what I was seeing. Then it was gone.

You got nervous and got into the truck?

Yeah.

Yuri didn’t notice that something was in fact making you nervous?

Well he heard me, but thought I was, you know, just saying stuff. He asked me what was wrong? I told him what I saw, and he thought I was talking crazy. Lol.

What was your first impression of it?

Um. Like what did it look like to me?

What did you think it was? Did you think it was a man? Did you think it was a bear? What did you think it was?

I thought it was a Sasquatch.

Sasquatch came to mind, right away?

Right away. Yes.

What was it doing?

Just walking down the highway. Just on the side of the road. Kind of like a monkey, his arms were swinging, kind of strait down his arms were going.

Describe that for me, like a monkey?

You kind of like how their arms go back and forth, behind it’s body. Then ahead of it’s body, then ahead again.

You mean both arms at the same time?

No opposite to each other, opposite times.

Did it stand and walk upright?

Upright.

Did you ever see it go down on all fours?

No. I didn’t see it do that, no.

Was it hairy?

Yeah. The whole thing was hairy. The arms the hair hung off it’s arms. The hair seemed longer on the arms.

The hair seemed longer on the arms?

Yeah, on the bicep part of the arms.

What color was it?

A tan brown. Like a light tan color.

How tall do you think it was?

Um. 8 feet tall? About 8 feet?

Did it seem heavy to you or light?

It seemed real muscular, not body builder just mass, real heavy. Big broad shoulders.

Was this a clear night or overcast?

It was a bit foggy.

How close was it to you when you saw it?

Um. It was about, I don’t know, one telephone pole to the next telephone pole. 50 meters?

Did you see any facial features?

No, just the back of him.

Did the arms seem longer than a mans or shorter than a mans?

Way longer.

How long did they come down the body?

Well not that much longer I guess, about half way down.

Could you tell if it was male or female?

I don’t know? I just figure male because it was big and hairy.

How long did you see it for?

Maybe a minute or two, somewhere around there.

I assume it did see you?

Yeah. T hats why it was heading the other way?

It was walking away from you?

Yeah.

When you saw it?

Yeah.

What was it’s reaction? Just walking away from you?

It was just walking away.

On the west side of the road?

Yes heading south.

Did you see it cross the road?

No I didn’t.

So when you got in the truck that is when you last saw it?

Yeah. But like we kept hearing that noise? Like a low scream of high pitch nes?

Did you actually see it make a noise?

I really didn’t think anything else of it after I hopped in the truck, and then we went back outside to finish the repair, and it was then we heard that noise. And Yuri said, “Ah theirs your Sasquatch”, and laughing at me. And then finally he.. well at that point he didn’t believe me.

Did you smell anything, before, during, or after?

No. Not at all.

Are there any other physical characteristics of this subject which stands out in your mind?

Just the hair on the arms and how shiny the hair was. The wast was small and the shoulders were huge,

Did you check for footprints?

Yuri went back a few days later, and said there were impressions in some of the snow patches but nothing good.

There was snow on the ground?

Yes. In places.

Did you report what you saw?

No I felt like a weirdo.

Just describe for me again what happened?

I was just walking on the road, to hop in the truck, and I just looked up, I just looked down the road for any on coming traffic, and I saw this big, hairy man looking, ape like thing walking down the road, and I got a little scared, I didn’t really know what I was seeing. I then put my head down and hoped into the truck, and I looked up again, and I didn’t see it, and I told Yuri what I saw. He was still hooking up the truck, I then heard the barking, oh, oh no, it was low and then high pitched, Yuri said, “That’s your Sasquatch”, and he laughed at me. Then I heard him say, come on, come on. And that when we told each other what we both saw. We both knew then we both saw the same thing.

Do you ware corrective lenses?

No.

Yuri was the only other witness?

Yes.

What do you think it was?

A Sasquatch.

You are convinced of that?

Yes.

When you saw it it was walking away?

Yeah. Walking away.

It was closer to the road than the tree line?

It was right on the road. Or right on the side of it.

STEENBURG HOTE: After my interview with Samantha I again talked to Yuri in order to get more detail of the tracks he thought he saw when he returned to the area a few days later. However do to mild temperatures and rain fall the tracks were little more than shapeless holes in batches of remaining snow.

A friend and college of mine, Sebastian Wang, who only lived about 40 kilometers up the road from this incident agreed to meet with Yuri in order to get some photographs of the exact spot where this happened. Yuri did talk to him and agreed to meet with him the following Saturday. However Sebastian informed me that Yuri was a no show. So I had to settle for a few photo’s of the general area.

Thomas Steenburg