Tales of a giant, hairy ape-like creature trampling through the woods are
running wild in a northern Interior town after a rash of Sasquatch
There have been three reported sightings in the area within a month, said
Brian Vike, Director of HBCC UFO Research.
"To be honest with you, I don't know what to make of all this," said Vike.
"I know with UFOs we're doing well in B.C. but I don't know with the
Sasquatch. I'm just trying to figure it out."
One of the sightings was reported by Houston resident Delores Harrie, who
was at home on July 28, just after 6 p.m., when her two dogs began barking
She saw the doorknob rattle, and when she went outside to investigate, she
saw a shaggy creature running across the tree line into the bushes:
"It was huge, about seven to eight feet tall, and hairy," said Harrie, 45.
"He had long hair, shaggy, . . . in a pine-beetle colour, totally covered.
"I couldn't believe how fast he moved," she added.
"I can't see it being a grizzly. They run but they don't run on two legs,
and I know it's not a moose either."
Harrie reported the incident to Vike, who investigated and recorded some
strange markings on the ground.
"Definitely, something had been there," said Vike.
"There's some cow tracks, but this was something else - someone with a
The other sightings were on Morgan Road in Houston in July on Telkwa
Highway Road in Moricetown, about an hour and a half away, on Aug. 27.
There was also a reported Sasquatch encounter in Campbell River on Aug.
Vike said he gets periodic Sasquatch sightings across B.C. and the Pacific
Northwest but it hasn't been active - until recently.
Harrie, who was "freaked out" about the encounter, said she's trying to be
open-minded about what she saw.
"There's so many things out there I think it would be a little crazy to
think we're the only ones here."