Alberta, Canada

Near Waterton, Alberta

Open Map

Alberta Canada (Class A) BFRO

June 2011

SASQUATCH SIGHTING ' WATERTON NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA I had arrived at Waterton National Park from Medicine Hat on the 16th June 2011 and had camped for the night at the Crandall Campsite that evening (the location of a previous Sasquatch Sighting I believe). This was my first trip to the area and, as I was keen to birdwatch, I was up ready for first light on the 17th and headed towards Cameron Lake on a road which had just been opened due to excessive snow. This area had been recommended to me as it was a great place for Varied Thrush and Stellar's Jay, two species I wanted to see. Having seen both species quickly in the lake car park I switched to look at a scree slope where I was told there was a chance of seeing Grizzly Bear. I was looking at the slope through my Swarovski ATM 80 scope and occasionally switching to the top of a local tree to watch a singing male varied Thrush. The sighting was just after first-light and the sun was still not in view; I had been listening to Varied Thrush singing in the dark. As I was scanning the scree slope I noticed movement in a tree line and as I switch view I noticed a large animal move out of the trees and onto the slope. The slope was to my left on the road leading up to the lake car-park and I had pulled into a lay-by to view. Initial thoughts were ' Good Grizzly ' that was quick'. Before I describe what I saw then I shall give you some background to myself. I was a complete sceptic when it came to the idea of an undiscovered bi-pedal ape wandering around North America and I thought the Patterson-Gimmlin Bigfoot was a man in a Gorilla Suit and the photos taken by Todd Standing et al where men dressed as Chewbacca. As a naturalist I found it inconceivable that Bigfoot could exist and not been found, photographed and perhaps collected for science. The mammal walked out of the tree line on two legs ' its movement was fluid and was most definitely not a bear walking. It was heading across the slope at a fast pace and appeared not to be concerned with the scree. At this point I was in complete shock ' I was looking at an animal which didn't exist. My view was partially blocked by trees as it headed into the slope so I moved position quickly and looked at the animal through my Swarovski EL 10x50 binoculars leaving my scope where it was standing ' I should have used the scope I know but the view was good and I was able to move whilst looking through my binoculars. It was my movement that probably alerted the creature to my presence and it moved behind a large boulder, ducking down as it did so and didn't reappear ' it either remained where it was or was able to move off without me seeing it. As it walked its arms were swinging but not overly so. I was in shock and remained for at least another hour trying to see it leave and talk myself into me seeing a Grizzly and not what it actually was. My distance to the animal is open to interpretation. I seem to remember being only 300 or so metres away but this may be more. Either way I was in view of the creature but did not see it look directly at me. Description. Overall Large and bulky, perhaps seven and a half feet tall. Walked on two legs. Colour Dark Brown ' much darker than the local Cinnamon Black Bears. Head Didn't notice the cone shaped head or the face but it had hair all over the top, side and back and appeared to be scraggy. Body Bulky ' like a silverback Gorilla. Hair covered with scraggy hair ' unkempt appearance. Large shoulders and pectorals. Arms Swinging but not overly so. Long ' appearing almost bizarrely too long in comparison to a human Legs Walked on two legs ' legs appeared short. Gait Walked with purpose and fluidly and with no difficultly across the scree. Ducked down with ease ' perhaps onto 4 feet (should I day 2 feet and 2 hands?). I left after an hour and headed into Waterton for breakfast. As I sat in a caf' I was desperate to tell someone but did not do so. I have told no-one since apart from a brief outline of events as I introduced myself as a new member of NAWAC, an organisation I have just joined. My family are unaware ' all three are sceptics and think I am barking mad as I watch bigfoot documentaries on TV and YouTube and devour every book available on the subject. I am now a true believer. I have spent hours talking myself out of this sighting but have failed to do so ' I know what I saw and it wasn't a bear. I am keen to return to North America and help out on a Sasquatch/Wood Ape expedition and intend to do so after I retire in 2 years.

View Full Report and Investigation

Discuss report

Anonymous 12 days ago

Got a sighting to report?

Alberta Canada (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting by a hunter east of Alberta Hwy 22, near Hwy 532

I had spotted two mule deer does from across the valley. They were making there way across the side of the west hill thru the trees. I told my dad that I was going up after them and he stayed and wait...

November 1995

Alberta Canada (Class C) BFRO

A surveyor and trader for the Northwest Company comes across tracks of an unusually large, unidentified animal

Here's an old report, from 1811 David Thompson, the great explorer of the western US and Canada: Once upon a time, on January 7th, 1811, David Thompson, a surveyor and trader for the Northwest C...

January 1811

Alberta Canada (Class A) BFRO

Several hikers observe a light colored sasquatch dash across a trail and up a slope. Their dog pursues it for a short distance before returning

Approx. 6 ft animal was seen. It scrambled across our path from left to right, from the up slope to our left across our path and down and away to our right. The animal was dark blonde in color and def...

June 1991

Alberta Canada (Class A) BFRO

Family spot large, manlike "thing" across lake, later find huge footprints near a trash pit

My ex-wife and her family where out in the area of Haig Lake, AB. Her dad was driving a grader for the fire crews, building roads to access the fire area's. There was not much to do so they fished alo...

August 1988

Warren County New York (Class A) BFRO

Dusk sighting on shoreline of Lake George at Deer Leap

My brother and I were canoeing on Lake George, in N.Y state at about sunset. We headed south for 10 minutes to an area known as Deer Leap. At lake side it is a boulder strewn area with cliffs rising 6...

January 1990

Sarasota County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Bigfoot crosses SR-72 directly in front a vehicle west of Arcadia and just outside Myakka River State Park

The witness does not have a computer, so I asked the witness to fill out our report form by hand. This following is what she wrote: I was driving home toward Arcadia on HWY 72 around 8:30 pm. I tho...

September 2014

Yancey County North Carolina (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting by camper at Black Mountain Campground near Blue Ridge Parkway

My two friends and I were camping near Busick, NC, just east of the Smokey Mountain National Park. We were northeest of Asheville, near the Blue Ridge Parkway. (Busick is so small that google earth do...

August 2011

Parker County Texas (Class A) BFRO

While parking near Sunshine Lake, teens have late night encounter

My girlfriend and I were parking at the edge of a creek flowing into the back of the lake. It was dark and under the cover of trees where we were parked you could not see your hand in front of your fa...

December 1982

Troup County Georgia (Class A) BFRO

Man recalls encounter with 7 foot tall creature on grandparents farm

My sighting occurred when I was about 10 years old on my Grand Father's farm located in Troup County, Georgia. This was the most terrifying experience I have ever had in my entire life. I don't mentio...

November 2010

Madison County Alabama (Class A) BFRO

Exec on business trip has sighting from balcony of hotel near Huntsville

I was staying at the Marriott hotel 6th floor in Huntsville Alabama at the Space and Rocket Center-At 5:40am on Feb 24th 2009 I went on the balcony to drink my coffee as the room was too stuffy and ho...

February 2009

Pocahontas County West Virginia (Class A) BFRO

Recollection of a daylight sighting while deer hunting near Greenbrier River

It was November 1969, and I was on my first hunting trip with my Winchester 30-30 I had received on my 11th birthday in August. My Dad and I were near Marlington WV at a camp site we frequented a lot....

November 1969

Inyo County California (Class A) BFRO

Hiking boy has close encounter in High Sierra

I do not know whom to contact but I have a story to tell. My name is J. C. and I am a 41 year old Vice President of a bank. I have been harboring an encounter I had for 31 years secretly out of fear o...

September 1972