Posted by: John Kirk on May 5th, 2014
YouTube video of possible Sasquatch sighting near Squamish, B.C. getting thousands of hits
Screen grab of Youtube video taken by M Lamont of what he describes as a possible Sasquatch sighting in the Tantalus Mountain range near Squamish, B.C. (YouTube/M Lamont)
A B.C. man who claims he filmed a possible sasquatch while hiking in the Tantalus Range near Squamish, B.C. two years ago is getting thousands of hits on YouTube after recently
The video shows a black dot of a figure apparently moving up the slope of a snow covered mountain.
“I can’t see it very well,” Lamont says into the camera lens. “It’s this little black dot walking in the middle of the snow in the middle of nowhere.”
The video is intriguing because the shape does appear to be moving up the mountain.
“If that’s human why would you walk up that ridge or that snow line?” Lamont asks. “Why would he not just go straight down?”
“Good thing we brought beers,” Lamont jokes. “Maybe we can lure him over here. I don’t know how high we are, but we’re probably close to 7,000 feet and this guy’s just scampering up snow lines like it’s no big deal.”
It’s been suggested the figure is a bear, possibly upright against the slope.
Bear, Sasquatch or somehow staged? What do you think?
This video was only uploaded for the benefit of a couple of friends, we had no intention for it to gather the interest it has. We are not claiming this to be anything other than a strange encounter based on some of the reasons below:
1) We were able to view the subject much better than what the video portrays as it was just a simple
2) The subject was clearly bipedal and was without snowshoes or a backpack and wearing all one coloured clothing. Movement over this kind of terrain in soft snow without snowshoes would have been very difficult and the distance traveled over the given time period would have been very fast for a human without proper snow travel gear.
3) There was a very steep drop off below where the video was shot, easily a 300m sheer face. We were not equipped with climbing gear and a descent around would have been impossible before nightfall.
4) We have encountered bears on the approach to this summit in the past, this video is most definitely not showing a bear or any other wild animal.
5) Perhaps the most reasonable explanation for this video is a very ill prepared hiker, hiking up a difficult section of snowline as opposed to a much easier route, one who is very physically fit and able to cover ground in unusually quick fashion and must have had very large feet as we were breaking through snow crust in just our boots.