ASO Report #033 – Log thrown at vehicle near Blairmore


→ Type of Encounter:

Other: Log Thrown at Vehicle

→ Reported by:

Brian W.

→ Location of Encounter: 

Near Green Mountain RV Campground (Blairmore)

→ Date & Time of Encounter:

Late summer, 1976

→ Details of the Event:

Driving north on existing right of way. Off to the right and part way up the mountainside was a staging area for logs, pre-cut to length and stacked, awaiting pick-up. The beginning of the slope uphill was approximately 100 feet from our truck. The logs were staged about 200 feet up the mountainside. Keeping in mind that as you look up the mountainside the staged logs become further away from truck, left of center. These logs weren’t overly large diameter but I would estimate them at 8 to 12 inches. The vehicle was traveling at roughly 15 km/hr. The weather was slightly overcast with a light mist of rain. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a log descending from the staging area to my right and being propelled toward us and the truck, passing through the air in front of us and landing off to the left only feet from us as we passed by. This log appeared to be launched as apposed to falling off the stack. It would be impossible to fly through the air the distance it did without some momentum behind it. At this point I accelerated and removed myself as quickly as possible from the area. Not knowing if this is a hot spot for sightings or not most likely this just becomes another story without verification.


I cannot state that this would be a sasquatch / big foot incident but I know of nothing else that could possibly throw a log and project it at my vehicle from that distance. The added elevation could make it possible for the log to travel that distance. I have made mention of this incident to other organizations in the past but did not follow up with any requests. Today I am retired and would be willing to re-visit this site to verify the elevations and distance of which I am referring. I should also mention that the log flew through the air like a spear, did not tumble end for end.