ASO Report #004 – Dormer Pass Tr., Banff


→ Type of Encounter:

Visual Sighting

→ Reported by:


→ Location of Encounter:

Dormer Pass Tr., Banff

→ Date & Time of Encounter:

August, 1974 @ approx. 10:00 PM

→ Details of the Event:

Myself and three others traveled from Seattle to do some serious backpacking in the Canadian wilderness.We chose the Dormer Pass trail outside of Banff.The second day on the trail we took a fork in the trail.We hiked all day on this crummy trail until it petered out in the middle of nowhere about 4pm.Must have been a wild game trail.We ate some grub and talked.My older brother and a friend oppted to backtrack and find the main trail.Dave and I chose to head due west through the bush to the Cascade fire road which ran North – South.We said our goodbyes and went on our way at about 5pm.Dave and I hiked west blazing our own trail.Just before 10pm we came upon a meadow lit up by the after glow of sunset when we heard a strange wistle sound come from my left, ahead.A stream was paralel on the left but a bunch of bushes blocked the view where the wistle came from.We stopped.Now came the sound of something walking through and out of the stream in a left – right direction.I expected to see an elk emerge from the bushes and the tree that was to the right of them.Instead what walked out was a dark creature walking on two legs.It was 6-7ft tall and 40ft away.The head came from its chest,no neck, with top of head barely any higher than the top of the shoulders.It kept its right profile to me as it walked across the meadow.Arms kept at its side hanging past the knee.It seemed a slender creature with long legs.There was a lighter patch on one ankle.No bad smell.Unknown to me at the time Dave was all the while watching a second creature off to the right.This one was dirty white colored,quite heafty,in Dave’s opinion exceeding 7ft.He saw mostly its back side as it walked out from a tree that was behind me to the right.It aparently headed for the same grove of trees to the far right as the dark one did.The dark one walked with purpous like it wanted out of there.Even Dave said the dirty white one walked “like he knew where he was going,man”.We had all we could stand of this so we continued out of that meadow with great haste.An hour later we made it to the fire road at 12 mi. post.Yep,still 12 miles back to the car but we made it.