DATE: May 22, 2006
LOCATION: Alberta, Canada
TERRAIN: Woody Forest lining the side of the highway, Tall grassy areas, Rocky Mountains
OBSERVED: To start with we don’t know exactly what it was we saw that night. However we both saw it and after finding this site and reading some of the sightings we now belive what we saw was possibly a Big Foot. We were driving down the highway, it was dusk. There were lots of shadows due to the time of day. We pulled over to take a picture of some wildlife and the mountains. The wildlife didn’t mind us they kept on as they were. After about 20 minutes of talking and watching we heard a terrifying scream/howl. It wasn’t like anything we had ever heard! Definitely not human or any other animal call we have ever heard. All the wildlife left as thought they were startled. We decided it was time to leave as well, if the animals were that spooked by the scream/howl then we thought it would be best to leave too. Just as we got back into the car we heard the scream a second time. We began to drive away slowly (gaining speed) and talking about the scream. My husband looked into the rear view mirrors and saw some birch trees waving back and forth I then looked as well. Then something came running out of the tree line it stopped and looked at us for a moment and then with what seemed like great speed and maybe 2-3 leaps crossed the road and was gone into the trees again. It was definitely on two legs and covered in dark hair. We were only about 25 feet away when it came into our view. Although I cannot say for sure what it was we both saw it and have never seen anything like it before or after. It seemed to have great Height and speed. Far to quick to be a Human but definitely had the body structure of one. Needless to say we got out of there quick!
Activities of Witness: Watching elk graze and talking with each other. Taking the odd picture of the Elk. Car was turned off while we were there.
Description of Creature: It was about 6-7 feet tall, dark in color. Seemed to covered in hair from head to toe. Too far away and lighting was too poor to see any detail.
Other Notes: What ever the animal was we don’t know but we are certain it was not any animal we have ever seen and could not have been confused with a bear or deer (or any other animal of that shape and size)
Other (Informational or Encounter History in the General Area) Notes: I have read of some encounters near and around Mt. Robson British Columbia. We were about 3-4 hours from there on Alberta side of the Rockies. Other than that I am unsure if there have been any other sightings in the area.
Additional Notes and or Follow up Comments: After reading the report my husband realized I had forgot to mention the odor we noticed in the air. There was a slight breeze and it was carrying a foul smell almost comparable to body odor. We hadn’t paid any attention to the smell thinking it was probably just the Elk. Although it did seem to have gotten stronger closer to the time we decided to leave.