ASSR: Visual Sighting Near Baptiste River, Rocky Mountain House (1979)

Report Submitted July 20, 2009

Location: Near Baptiste River, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.

Back in ’79-’80, I remember walking with two friends in a field one late summer day. The grass in the field was chest high on me as I was 10 years old.  We were walking in a northern direction and nearing the edge of the field, when out of the trees walked this huge dark thing about 100-150 meters from us walking upright and  heading east.  The moment we saw the creature there was a little panic that started to take place within our little group and apon hearing us it stopped, looked at us momentarily, then turned around and walked back from where it came from.  I had never seen anything like that before and the memory of this encounter is still vivid in my mind today, I also remember that the grass which was chest high on me was barely over its knees.

ASSR Note: The ASSR has known this witness (now age 40) for the last 15 years. We’ve heard the report in person prior to submitting, and know the witness to be very reliable and  credible with a keen hunting and wildlife background.  Not once was the animal sighted ever refered to as a bear or moose. Instead it was as stated above.  One on one, the witness did admit it had ape like features.