British Columbia, Canada

Near Shawingan Lake B.C. Vancouver Island

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British Columbia Canada (Class A) BFRO

May 1974

When my family lived on Shawingan Lake back in 1972-1974. My three cousins come over for a visit from Calgary Alberta. So, the five of us girls sneaked out for a walk to have a cigarette, I show them the wooded area that my dad used to take us hunting. As we walked along way into the forest, I heard something crashing in the treeline off in the distance. Being afraid it may be a bear I told my cousins to hide and be quite.One of my cousins started to cry so we calmed her and just sat quietly. From across a meadow the crashing got louder and closer. We all watched in the direction of the sounds from behind a big fallen tree, not knowing whether to run or sit still and keep our mouths shut. We tried to see if the bear was to close for us to run, but what we seen and smelled will be remembered for the rest of our lives. I feel priviliged to have experienced life like us in a different form. When I say form I mean he looked like a very tall and hairer than any man I'd ever seen, my c...

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