Posted on a Alberta hunting forum, - 2008 and quoted from:

 here is what i saw.....and again i am not saying it was  bigfoot or whatever...just un-explainable....

i was hiking in to wall lake early one morning, by myself (of course it never happens when others are there to corroborate does it..haha) anyways i was hiking in to do some fishing. right before you get to the lake, for those that have never been there, you cross an open meadow that sits at the base of an avalanche path. on the far right side of the meadow is a creek running out of the lake as well as the horse trail to the lake. on the left side is the avalanche chute and the rest of the mountain etc. needless to say this is prime bear country..and an open avy chute full of berry bushes is bear safeway...i always approach this meadow with extra caution and take my time before bursting onto he scene.

well this day i thought i had spied a bear...it looked to be a cinnamon colored bear that was over at the creek drinking. the creek was about 250 yards away. i waited and watched some more and then realized that the bear wasn't moving like a bear does....and that..whatever it was....was indeed drinking from the creek...but was crouched down drinking like i would from a creek...filling my hands with water bringing it to my mouth.

i laughed to myself because i thought that this long haired dirty hippy dude was a bear haha...so i stepped out of the trees and hollered a hello and started to walk over to him to make my acquaintances etc....well this...."person" stood bolt upright like i had seared him with a hot poker. he...i know it was a he for sure...was buck naked..however he was hairy...not bear hairy...more like Neanderthals at the museum hairy. enough hair to cover himself but not enough to make him look "furry". he stood over 6 feet tall...but he was not incredibly huge and it stopped me in my tracks.

i waved again after about 3 seconds of not knowing what to do..and this....whatever.....turned around and ran into the forest...fast....i was shocked..a bit weirded out..kinda intrigued and more than a little scared....but i still went over to the creek...there were footprints...bigger than mine....but i only wear a size 9.5....but they were a bigger print than mine..but again not huge...what was amazing was how he moved through the bush.....his speed was incredible...and he was quiet and gone before i could get over there. and his movement was not "manish" he was far more animal like in how he moved and acted/reacted...but again....some dude living off the land for years may develop into that...

so there..that is my story...now i know it is full of..."well it could have just been"....and i am the first to admit it. but...i have been going to that lake all my life..and still go to it..and i have never heard about a hippy living native back in the woods...not saying there isn't one..but i have never heard of it. again i am not saying it was a bigfoot , sasquatch etc...i am just saying it was something i cannot explain....and from an area i have spent a great deal of my life in. i have had other people share weird experiences from that area...but again...i don't usually put too much stock in other people saying stuff unless i know them and it is THEIR experience.....

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