VANCOUVER – A newly uploaded video to YouTube claiming to show a Sasquatch sighting in Squamish is reigniting the debate on whether the mythical creature is real.
B.C. resident Mr. Lamont, who did not want his first name used, uploaded a video on April 25 called “Possible Sasquatch outside Squamish B.C.”.
Lamont is a wildlife biologist and says he is very familiar with black bears and grizzlies, but this wasn’t either.
He actually shot the video about two years ago, but never got around to uploading it until now.
“My friend and I were hiking outside Squamish,” he said, “in the Tantalus Range.”
He said when they stopped for lunch on the edge of a cliff with a 1,000 foot drop, they saw what they thought was a man walking in the snow below them.
“There was no backpack, no snowshoes, and that’s a strange area to be in, especially solo,” said Lamont.
The remote area takes about three hours to hike to, and to see what appeared to be a man walking in the snow struck Lamont as “really odd.”
He said to him and his friend, it seemed like a man walking in the snow, although he could not zoom in close enough with his camera to get a clear picture.
“I wouldn’t say [Sasquatch] don’t exist,” Lamont said. “I don’t rule anything out.”
“The fact that there was no backpack and snowshoes, by default it was something non-human.”
Sasquatch expert Bill Miller said he believes what Lamont and his friend saw was not human, but it wasn’t a Sasquatch.
“I’m fairly confident from studying that video it’s a bear,” he said. “The only reason it could be upright is because it’s on a slope.”
However, there have been numerous sightings of what people believe to be a Sasquatch in the Squamish area.
What do you think? Could it be a Sasquatch? Let us know in the comments.
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