The Crandell Campground Incident, 1988
This encounter, between four witnesses and sasquatch, occurred in the Province of Alberta, Canada. Steenburg placed the story in a chapter of its own in his book primarily because in the twenty years he had been investigating the mystery of the sasquatch, he said this was the most interesting and detailed accounts he had ever probed.
“I first heard of this incident three months after it happened when Susan Ray Adams contacted me and told me her story. She called me on the night of August 24 th, 1988 after seeing my ad in the Calgary Press. I made arrangements to visit her home and interview all four witnesses separately. So impressed was I with this story, I delayed production of my first book The Sasquatch in Alberta, so some details could be included. I also put portions of the interviews in my second book Sasquatch/Bigfoot, The Continuing Mystery published in 1993.”
At approximately 12:50 a.m. at Crandell Lake Campground we spotted a very unusual animal. We were sitting at our campfire when we heard some snorting. We assumed it was a deer, but upon further observation we decided it was a bear and bolted for the cars. The animal was on its hind legs and we switched on the headlights on one of the vehicles. From the shadows, I could see the animal was moving on its hind legs so I called to the other vehicle to turn on its lights.
What we saw was incredible. This animal was not only on its hind legs; it was striding like a human. We watched as it walked through the trees for at least three to four seconds. Immediately thought it was a joke. We are all convinced it was not a bear. We jumped into the same vehicle and followed in the general direction it disappeared. We came across another vehicle and flashed our lights. These people had also sighted something very strange and were quite scared. This confirmed that we had both seen the same thing. It is important to note that we are four mature, responsible, professional people. We thought very carefully before coming in to report this incident at the warden’s office. All four of us are convinced that is was not a bear.
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