- A Prince George man whose greatest passion has been hunting
for big game admits he's hooked on proving the existence of sasquatch.
- Leo Selzer, who has spent 41 years hunting in the bush
around Prince George, is convinced the illusive creatures are around, and
he spends as much time as he can in the bush area where he believes they
live. He says he's had one pretty clear sighting and several occasions
when he's convinced he was communicating with his" furry friends."
- In the mid- 1980s when Selzer was moose hunting in the
Gregg Creek area west of the city, he did his loud moose calls that bring
in the bulls during rutting season.
- "after a few calls I heard a response -- like someone
banging on a tree about a kilometer away. I would call. The right away,
bang, bang. A small black bear appeared, wandering towards the banging
sounds. The bear stopped and stood up on its hind legs looking towards
a tall fir tree, and then all of a sudden it hightailed in the opposite
direction toward me, veered off and went over the ridge."
- It was then that Selzer saw a tall, dark-coloured creature
step out from the cover of the fir tree into the open, and then quickly
stepped behind the tree and was gone," said Selzer, noting that logged-off
has little human activity. In 2000 Selzer was again hunting at Gregg Creek
when, at about 400 metres, he spotted what he first thought was a large
bear standing on its hind legs watching the hunters.
- "It was standing next to a large, broken-off fir
tree and was about the same dark colour, maybe greyish around its shoulders
and on its chest.
- Thinking it could be a grizzly, I kept a close eye on
it, watching it shift its weight from one leg to the other a couple of
times for about a half hour.
- "All of a sudden it was gone, but later I realized
a bear would never stand on its hind legs for that long without getting
down and back up again," said Selzer.
- After studying that area closely, he's concluded the
creatures leave landmarks and directional signs by piling trees into X
marks behind closely knit trees, and bending and shaping spindly trees
into arches and shaped pointers carefully threaded through willow tops.
- He believes Sasquatch eat bark from trees like aspens,
and has seen markings showing large fingernails and teeth were used to
- He's also seen large footprints, but hasn't been fortunate
to be able to photograph then fresh or complete.
- "One footprint, going up a grade, was pretty clear,
about 13 to 14 inches long, eight inches wide at the heel, and about six
inches wide at the top of the ball of the foot. There were indications
of possible toe impressions about one to three inches beyond the ball of
- In 1994 on the Hoodoo Lakes road he could hear three
individual voices give out a holler or two which was responded to by"jabbering
type of language."
- "I thought it must be some drunken people back there
on a bush road or something, but I later found out there is no road or
clearing in that area."
- In mid-June, Selzer came across an area in the Gregg
Creek, about 300 to 400 yards long, containing a series of blinds and shelters,
and tepee-like frameworks he believes were built by a sasquatch.
- The blinds are waist to shoulder height with logs and
trees pushed together to form a lean-to like structure.
- "The frameworks, up to 50 feet high, are made with
long spindly trees intricately intertwined to form the structure., "said
- Brian Vike in Houston, who reports on unidentified flying
objects and such matters, has received reports from residents about sasquatch
sightings in the Buck Flats area.
- "Two Houston women, driving up Buck Flats road,
were startled recently when a large animal walked upright across the road
in front of their vehicle.
- "The animal, described much like a sasquatch, mad
long strides into the forest, but did not turn to look back at the women."
- He said a camping party at Silverhorne Lake reported
hearing chilling screams in the night coming from around the lake, which
cannot be associated with the known animals in the region.
- "One other sighting was reported on the Morice River
Road when two people fishing witnessed a large two-legged animal on the
opposite bank of a river walk slowly into the forest and disappear,"
- American William Dranginis, said he saw a bigfoot once
- hairy, 7 feet tall, and sprinting through the woods of Virginia.
- The 12-second sighting changed the life of Dranginis,
who outfitted a 24-foot mobile veterinary clinic as a Bigfoot Primate Research
- Equipped with scopes, radios and a Night-Sight camera
that can detect an animal in the dark at 800 yards away, he heads out at
least two weekends a month. But still no second sighting for Dranginis,
who would like to push legislation to protect the creatures.
- "Do not shoot it," said Selzer.
- "They mean no harm, but they are curious, and incredibly
- Selzer's latest reported sighting on July 20 came from
a visiting couple from Saskatoon.
- They told Selzer that, while driving Highway 16 East
at about 8 p.m. near Tabor Mountain, they saw what they first thought was
a large man crossing the highway.
- Describing the creature as about 7 1/2 feet tall covered
with hair, thick barrelled shoulders and narrow waist, they said it crossed
the road about 100 yards ahead of them in about three steps.
- The couple, who have never believed in the sasquatch
theory, were so haunted by the experience they couldn't sleep.
- After they got home they contacted Selzer, who has added
his investigation of the area to his website: http://sasquatch-pg.net.