Report # 2069 (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Tuesday, March 27, 2001.
Big tracks with huge stride found
DATE: March 25,2001
LOCATION DETAILS: On Boot Lake Road right past turnoff from Hwy 2. (between Grand Prairie, Alta. and Dawson Creek, B.C.)
NEAREST TOWN: Kelly Lake Reserve,AB
NEAREST ROAD: Boot Lake Road
OBSERVED: We were driving home Sunday March 25,2001 from Grand Prairie Alberta to Tumbler Ridge, B.C. We were taking a short cut through Kelly Lake reserve that leads to Boot Lake cut off which is primarily used for oil and gas.With the exception of Kelly Lake there are no residential ares for at least 100km.We turned onto Boot Lake road and pulled over to let the kids go to the washroom when I noticed some large tracks. I asked my husband what made those tracks and he thought I was looking at coyote tracks. When I pointed out the large man-like foot prints my husband, three children and my self were all stunned. There were about eight clear, bare-footed foot prints in the light cover of snow in the shallow ditch at the side of the road. My husband tried to match the stide of the prints but fell short by about half. The ninth print went up into the bush were the willows were bent and broken over.We did not have a camera on us and part of us found it hard to believe what we were seeing. There is a gas plant around that area that reported tracks around it’s site about 10 years ago. I don’t know what made those tracks but I have’t been able to stop thinking about them since we saw them.
OTHER WITNESSES: My husband, my three children and myself.
OTHER STORIES: Yes there is a gas plant in the area that had an article in the Dawson Creek,BC paper (I think it was that one) that reported the workrs at the gas plant spotting foot prints circling the plant.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 11:30 am sunny bright day
ENVIRONMENT: Oil and Gas dirt road in the foothills of the Rookies.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator John Green:
Martin Pearson (husband) measured the tracks with his forearm and estimated the length to be 18 to 20 inches. Stride was about 6 feet. Tracks were in 4 inches of new snow and showed clear toe marks, big toe the size of a pop can, small toe as the size of a golf ball. They were not followed because the children were frightened