Some Sasquatch have a relationality to paranormal phenomena. Eyewitness
accounts state that one of the characteristics of some Sasquatch is the
ability to suddenly appear or disappear. Some researchers label these accounts
as a "misperception" (Krantz,256) which limits the scope of research
Eyewitness accounts offer insights into rare
facts. This makes the study difficult but does not give reason to dismiss nor
undertake difficult research.
Too much has been written on too little
direct observation. The focus of this report is the phenomenal aspect of the
Sasquatch based on my two encounters in British Columbia.
As we entered the forest via a well worn
path, we both noticed and remarked that we could feel a pressure on the top of
our heads. It was not uncomfortable but quite noticeable. The trail we were on
led to a gulley and I knew this area very well as I was raised only three
blocks away from it. Miriam and I would come here often on walks.
Once in the forest we did not walk more than
one and a half city blocks. We spent time looking at the variety of vegetation
and sitting on a log talking. This is not an area of thick undergrowth.
As we got up to continue our walk along the
path, I noticed a log by which appeared suddenly, a Sasquatch laying on the
ground facing the log. Its knees were slightly bent. Its fur was black. Miriam
didn't seem to notice it and continued down the path. I got on my hands and
knees because I wanted to get a good look at this creature.
It did not appear to be much taller than
myself, five foot six. On my knees I wanted to get as close as possible, but I
didn't want to disturb it. At the same time I felt it was quite aware of my
presence. At no time did it move.
I was only about a foot away from it at
most, and close enough to comfortably reach out and touch it. Between the
Sasquatch and myself was a visible, clear barrier. The bottom edge was
approximately three to four inches from the ground. I did not look to see the
height of the barrier nor the length, nor did it occur to me to see if I could
walk around to see its face.
I wanted to reach out and touch its fur but
didn't because I was unsure if the barrier would have an affect on my hand or
my physical being.
As I knelt on the ground I heard a
'metallic' like 'click-click' and my eyes became as a microscope. Looking
through this new heightened lens I could examine with clarity a single hair
and how it fit into the light, creamy colored skin. Without touch, I could
move aside a hair to examine it and know the thickness of its fur. There was
As I knelt on the ground, I was given a
message or a knowing, "When the barrier touches the earth, the worlds will
blend, and chaos will result".
As suddenly as it appeared it disappeared. I
stood up and saw Miriam walking towards me. I asked her what she had been
doing to which she replied, "Looking at a house in the trees". The house was
small, on a branch approximately ten to twelve feet up in a tree. I didn't see
the house and she didn't see the Sasquatch.
We then headed down the path to go home. We
still noticed the pressure on our heads until we exited the last group of
trees at the forest edge. We stood on the roadside on a grassy section. We
could both sense and hear 'little people' to our right side. They were doing
something on the side of the road. I wasn't sure how many there were but I
reckoned more than five or six.
At the point of entry to the forest, overhanging branches blocked all view of
the sky. The pressure on our heads was the strongest at this locale. It felt
as though we had walked into a short tunnel. We exited at the same locale and
the pressure was still pronounced though non existent once we had stepped
beyond the branches.
While strolling within the forest there was
no noticeable pressure around the head area nor did either of us comment on it
further. The pressure felt on the head was either caused by an external
element or was my response to something already present within the forest.
The sudden, unexpected appearance of the Sasquatch immediately captured my
attention and focus of consciousness.
It is difficult to ascertain the real height
of the Sasquatch as it was laying on its right side, with knees bent and
partially drawn toward its torso. It lay motionless for the length of the
encounter, at which point it simply disappeared. It did not make any sound nor
did it emit any smell.
While on my hands and knees looking at the Sasquatch, I saw between us a
barrier, like a clear membrane through which we accessed one another. It also
seemed to serve as a protective device.
The desire to reach out and physically touch
the Sasquatch was countered with questions posed to myself which were not
readily answerable: What would happen to my hand if I put it through the
barrier? How would that action affect the rest of my body? Would I remain in
this dimension? I sensed that this creature was quite aware of me yet I was
concerned that touch would awaken it. I assumed that due to its posture and
lack of motion, it must be asleep. I felt neither fear nor the desire to move
away from it.
There seems to be a connection between my
desire to physically touch the Sasquatch and spontaneously doing so without
the use of outward sensory organs. I could feel the fur, part singular hairs,
and with microscopic clarity I could see each hair and its follicle.
This suggests that the five senses of the
physical body are not our only means to knowledge. That technological
appendages such as a microscope or telescope cannot detect what the human body
can sense. My eye functioned as a microscope. Not my physical eye but a
subtle, enhanced lens unrelated to 'normal' vision. It felt as though my lens
was being fine tuned, just as one can tune the eye to see in stereoscopic
vision without the aid of technology.
Remaining on my knees, facing the Sasquatch,
my attention focused on the barrier and its delineation above the earths
surface. Suddenly all mental functioning ceased. Stillness and total silence.
At this point the message entered my consciousness.
The message (Appendix), "When the barrier touches the earth the worlds will
blend and chaos will result" was received just before the Sasquatch
disappeared. The method of communication was outside of language, perhaps
telepathic and transpired in a place of absolute silence. Whether the message
was given or was an empathetic entering into the life of another being is not
possible to answer. It felt as though we were one and the same in the sense
that although our forms of energy differed we could interact and interconnect.
Interspecies communication is not uncommon
and occurs within many cultures, ie indigenous peoples and whales, eagles, or
buffalo etc. Many Native Americans regard the Sasquatch as a "special kind of
being, an elder brother or teacher whose appearance is meant to convey a kind
of message" (BFRO,1). It may be a warning to an individual, community, or
humankind (BFRO,4). Historically the idea of messengers reaches into our
ancient past and is similarly expressed in all cultures with varying forms.
The metallic like sound occurs during unusual events or undertakings. In his
descent to the underworld, the Altaic shaman descends vertically down seven
subterranean regions called 'pudak' or 'obstacles'. At the second obstacle the
shaman hears metallic sounds (Eliade,201).
In 1978, researcher, Barbara Bartholic
interviewed two hunters who were monitoring an area where a Bigfoot had
slashed the screendoor of a mobile home. The hunters observed two large and
two smaller Bigfoot who seemed to be communicating telepathically among
themselves. One of the hunters shot at a Bigfoot, the bullet 'pinged' off of
it, much like the sound of a bullet hitting a refrigerator.
In a dream vision, Shoshoni medicine-man
Tudy Roberts, saw "three bear spirits, one of which claimed to be immune to
bullets" (Drury,133). The metallic sound may be related to a barrier that mind
can transcend but a physical object cannot.
The little people like beings were located on the periphery of the forest,
between the roadway and a drainage culvert. Although they were not visible we
could both sense them and noted four characteristics: 1) Approximately two to
three feet in height 2) they were aware of us and knew we were aware of them
3) they were communicating among themselves 4)they were endowed with a unique
property; remaining invisible to us yet making their presence known to us.
North American Native legends note an
association between the Sasquatch and the little people. The nature of this
association is unclear though perhaps related to the same dimension or reality
as the Sasquatch which is "slightly removed from ours" (Boyd,2). The Iroquois
regard the little people as "spiritual or interdimensional beings who can
enter or leave our physical dimension at will and choose to whom they present
The 'little green man' of the Great Basin
stands two feet tall, carries "a bow and arrow, lives in the mountains and
shoots arrows into those who speak ill of him" (Eliade,102). The idea of a
smaller than human being who either grants power or serves as a Guardian
spirit is widespread West of the Rocky Mountains. To impart a 'green' color to
little people suggests that they are unaltered by time or natural processes
and inhabit a timespace outside our human cycle.
The Lakota refer to little people as 'Can
otipi' (they dwell in the trees) and to the Crow they are keepers of medicine
It is interesting to note that Miriam was
preoccupied with a house in the trees while I was focused on the Sasquatch.
She later described the house as being built on a branch close to the tree
trunk. She could not recall if it was painted a bright yellow or if the bright
yellow was a light.
A group of us decided to have a picnic
rather than go to classes in the afternoon. We packed up food and drove out to
We hiked down to the creek and walked a bit
further upstream to be in full sunlight. We set out our picnic and sat on the
rocks talking. I had never walked up to the bend in the creek and decided to
do it. No one else was interested in joining me so I set off alone.
After walking upstream for approximately ten
minutes I came near to the bend in the creek. I noticed that as I walked
towards the bend an uneasy feeling kept arising and I would tell myself to
stop being ridiculous and my mind kept fighting this uneasy feeling. It was
not a feeling of fear, nor could I say if it was intuition or instinct. The
feeling of uneasiness became so strong that I don't recall making a conscious
decision to turn and retreat downstream.
As I neared the picnic site I yelled out
that there was something here but I could see one of my friends tossing the
food into the cooler. By the time I got down stream everyone had ascended the
canyon and all but Miriam were in the car. After I hiked up the canyon I
walked over to the edge of it and stood looking to the other side, which was
not a wide gulf. Miriam came over and stood nearby.
Suddenly, a bright yellow light appeared on
the opposite side of the canyon, directly across from us. The visible length
of the light appeared to be quite long, extending to the area of the bend in
the creek. Approximately a thirty-five degree angle. The narrow end of the
light touched the rocks across from us and the wider band was over and through
the trees. As I stood looking, a light brown Sasquatch appeared within the
narrow band of light. As soon as it stepped out of the light onto the rock
surface, the beam of light disappeared. The Sasquatch turned to look in our
direction and then strolled over the rocks out of view.
As this event unfolded, everyone except
Miriam and myself were in the car. I asked Miriam if she could see what was
happening to which she replied, "No". I then gave her a running commentary as
to what was occurring.
We then got into the car and talked to the
others, but they all said they saw nothing but could feel something.
BODY, MIND CONFLICT
The objective of reaching the bend of the creek created a struggle to overcome
the feeling to turn back and the desire to continue walking. As I proceeded
upstream I was suddenly turned, walking downstream. I do not recall turning to
My abrupt turnabout may have been a survival
response due to another energy field which was either impressing upon or
becoming enmeshed with mine, or my response was influenced by an exterior
interference, not based on survival as I did not feel fearful, nor threatened.
However, had I not returned downstream and ascended the canyon I would not
have seen the Sasquatch.
One friend who was present during both
sightings stated she "felt she had to move away from the picnic area". She
couldn't remember if the others moved away on their own accord or if she told
them to. She had the urge to run and felt an "oppressive heaviness" that was
"frightening or dangerous".
The Sasquatch manifested suddenly within the narrow band of light which was
slightly above its head and below its feet. The light disappeared as the
Sasquatch began to walk. It turned its head to look in our direction and then
walked away, quickly disappearing into the visual horizon. The viewing
distance was less than half a city block.
Its height was approximately six feet tall,
walked with a smooth gait and had a stocky build. It appeared to be a solid
physical form. Although the form appeared physical to me yet remained
undetected by the others is not unusual. Such a phenomena is mentioned by a
yogi whose master appeared to him in "supernal splendor" and the yogi "beheld
the flesh and blood form of his master" (Yogananda,475). The master referred
to his body as "flesh and blood" which he sees as ethereal yet to the yogi it
appears as "physical". His body could be held, and faint natural odours that
are characteristic of his body could be detected (Yogananda,476).
Although the four others with me saw neither
the light nor the Sasquatch all could sense that activity was occuring on the
opposite side of the canyon.
Light could have been like a vehicle for the
Sasquatch. Light does not seem to have a dependence on anything material
whereas for example, sound waves are dependent on air. One of the reasons for
the inability of the others to see the Sasquatch may be related to light. They
may have been looking past the Sasquatch as the light may have occupied a
small field in their vision.
Maya Bykova suggested that the ability of the Sasquatch to appear/disappear
may be a "protective property" and its strong biofield can cause fear in those
who observe it (Stonehill,1,6). The individuals who sensed a presence in close
proximity, could not see what they sensed, and left the area. As some
responses are culturally habituated it is not conclusive that the biofield of
the Sasquatch caused their reaction. It is just as probable that their
response was due to unfamiliar shifts in electromagnetic waves impinging upon
their biofields which affected their emotional response.
The form of the Sasquatch is characteristic
of terrestrial physicality. Its attributes such as materializing within light,
communication process, sudden appearance/disappearance, transcend the limits
of our three spatial dimensions. This suggests they may have more than three
dimensions and can enter and move within our timespace.
We cannot conclusively state that its prime
residence is on the earth's surface, nor that its earthbound constitution is
constant. It may have the ability to generate energy to acquire and maintain a
Unusual occurrences can force us to
reconsider our anthropocentric views of reality and contribute to the
development of individual and societal interpretations of reality.
The Sasquatch is a particular property of
nature embodied within nature. We are embodied within nature. Both are
transformed under particular conditions. Sasquatch is our potent 'Elder
Brother', who severs and depatterns us from the familiar. He communicates a
system of knowledge operating within nature closed off from everyday
perception. Once removed from the familiar we enter landscapes that test and
break boundaries of self. Interpretations of these experiences are based on
consciousness and individual differences. Sasquatch is a sign, a symbol, of
unseen patterns emerging and becoming visible.
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Appendix: The Message