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'Fortean Times', FT153, December 2001


Sasquatch Tracks

Big footprints in Ontario nature reserve not made by polar bears

On June 9, a member of the Weenusk First Nation in Peawanuck, some 1,100 miles (1,770 km) north of Toronto, was driving in a four-wheeler through the Polar Bear Provincial Park, one of Ontario's largest wildlife reserves on the south shore of Hudson Bay, when he came upon
more than 20 humanoid footprints, about 14 inches (36cm) long and 5 inches (13cm) wide, heading towards the Winisk River.

They were 6 feet (1.8m) apart and quite deep, indicating a heavy creature with a very long stride. According to Abraham Hunter, the chief of the 260-member Weenusk First Nation, they were definitely not those of a bear. Further prints were found just over a mile away and about two miles (3.2 km) away. Twenty years earlier, two tribal elders saw a sasquatch-type creature about 13 miles (21 km) downstream and the next day 16 inch (41cm) footprints were found.

At the time of the report, Brett Kelly of the Ontario Natural Resources Ministry in Toronto was waiting to examine photographs of the latest footprints taken by his colleagues. "There have been 16 other [sasquatch] sightings in the province of Ontario in different areas," he said, "including Alonquin Park, the far west of the province, [but] mostly in the north."

The attached photo with the article was a footprint file photo....

© 'Fortean Times', FT153, December 2001

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