Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday Weird: Sasquatch Kidnappings

I'm actually surprised I haven't done a Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Yeti post yet, since it's one of my favorite cryptids (along with Orang Pendek and Thunderbirds (okay, let's get serious here. I have a lot of favorite cryptids))

But everyone knows about Sasquatch and junk so for this post, and any future posts, I'd rather speak about specific encounters.

Today we're talking about kidnappings, that is people allegedly kidnapped by Sasquatches. Which actually happens more than you might think (allegedly).

The most famous case is Albert Ostman, an occasional logger and construction worker, in Vancouver in 1924.

Albert was searching for a lost gold mine somewhere near Toba Inlet. Soon after his search began, he noticed that something was stealing food from his camp site. Then one night he was awakened when something picked him up in his sleeping bag.

At first he thought he was tossed on horseback, but then he realized he was actually being carried. Hours later he was finally dropped and he heard a strange chattering sound. But he didn't work up the nerve to get out of his sleeping bag until dawn.

He found himself in a cave with 4 Sasquatch, which looked to him to be a family group of an adult male and female and a juvenile male and female. Albert was later able to provide detailed descriptions of all four individuals, all of which were huge except for the juvenile female.

Albert claimed to have spent 6 days in the company of the family group before he got them sick on snuff, fired his rifle in the air and fled


the best part of this video is the "awesome" ending credits music. I mean, really??

There are other cases where people have claimed being kidnapped by Sasquatches, including Muchalat Harry, also in Vancouver in the 20s.

Also there are cases where children have gone missing in forests, only to be found "several hundred percent" outside the search grid organized.

An example being 2 year old Keith Parkins who vanished near Umatilla National Forest. He would later be found 12 miles away after only being missing for 19 hours.
The toddler would have had to cross two mountain ranges, several fences, rivers and creeks to reach his final location.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sick on snuff and fired his rifle? Sounds more like a lame way to escape Indians. But who knows - maybe he was really held hostage by a Bigfoot family?

Maria Zannini said...

It seems strange that he carried a rifle in his sleeping bag yet didn't use it for six days.

Something doesn't add up.

Anne Gallagher said...

I'm sure they do exist, somewhere deep in the mountains. And being 10 feet tall, that means they can walk/run/travel faster than a normal man, and also have the benefit of making trails in the forest interior, so why wouldn't the boy be able to get 12 miles in 19 hours.

I'm just sick of those Sasquatch hunters who go out in the middle of the night and "scream" for them. I mean....what would they do if one walked up to them? Run away most likely.

Matthew MacNish said...

I've been to Vancouver, AND I've seen Harry and the Hendersons.

Rena said...

I know people who swear up and down that they've seen big foot. I've also met someone who claims to have seen a UFO.

All those people sounded more credible than that guy.

But it could happen, I guess. Definitely, the kid found 12 miles away? that's crazy!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

LOL. He's a lying sack of ....

Jamie Gibbs said...

They could have been aliens dressed as humans but doing such a poor job at the disguise they looked like sasquatch...

Teebore said...

Yeah, there's a lot of that which doesn't add up. For one, when waking up on horseback (or so you thought) why don't you try to get off, or get free or whatever? Why just ride along until you get to the cave.

Now, if someone kidnaps me and is like "don't move or I'll kill you" it's a different story. But presumably the 'squatches didn't do anything like that.

Also, the bit with the gun.

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