Tuesday, May 6, 2014

B.C. Hiker Films Possible Sasquatch in Mountains Near Squamish

Posted by: John Kirk on May 5th, 2014

You’ve heard of blobsquatch. Now there is Dotsquatch. This video is supposed to be of a sasquatch. It must hold the world record for most indistinct blip on video in history.

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 uploading the footage.

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 point and shoot camera. Contrast was excellent due to the snow behind the subject.

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.

  1. Becho responds: I believe this must be a Bigfoot. The speed at which it’s moving is incredible. If you’ve ever hiked across a snow field you know what I’m talking about. It is a very slow go, especially if you are breaking trail.

    The video is good enough to see the arms. It’s no bear. No bear is going to go this fast on two legs for this long.

    Why would a bear walk, bipedal style, on snow? I think four legs, for a bear, would be a better strategy for traversing snow.

  2. Surveyor responds: I agree, it’s very clearly not a bear. It is an erect figure walking bipedally. Also, I don’t know when this was filmed, but shouldn’t bears be hibernating in what appears to be winter or very early Spring?

  3. Goodfoot responds: Without question, this is the dreaded Blobsquatch.

    I do agree, however, that there is no way a bear would traverse the steepness of that snow and ice on two legs. Nor would he choose to go in that direction for any foreseeable reason. He would have gone to the right, or towards the photographer and his buddy.

    A Bigfoot, on the other hand, would probably have chosen to go that way, so as to get to the rock slope, where he would have been much more difficult to track with a camera. And here I am, assuming a Bigfoot would see, or know about, cameras.

    But I stand by my opinion. In all likelihood, this is a Bigfoot, because I have eliminated that it is a bear or a human.

    But the footage ultimately proves nothing, which is familiar territory indeed.

  4. Bodie50 responds: Looks like a dot-squatch. But I believe it is a sasquatch. It would have been nice if the camera guy could have braced the camera / phone against something and stayed on the subject longer.