A few hikers way up in the Tantalus Range mountains in British Columbia think they might have stumbled across something special the other day. After spotting a bi-pedaled figure moving rapidly in the distance, the men asked a question that has Discovery Channel producers everywhere drooling: could this be a Sasquatch?
The hikers got out a camera and started recording the peculiarly-moving dot. Though they could tell they were clearly seeing a bi-pedaled animal, the figure wasn't moving how the hikers would have expected to see a human moving.
“If that was a human, why would you walk up that ridge or that snow line? Why would you not just go straight down?” cameraman M Lam asked. “…He covered that ground pretty quick, holy. Look at him go up.”
Check out this footage and decide for yourself what you think you’re seeing:
M Lam made a follow-up post on his video in which he gives his opinion on what is being seen on the film. Here it is:
1) We were able to view the subject much better than what the video portrays as it was just a simple point and shoot camera. Contrast was excellent due to the snow behind the subject.
2) The subject was clearly bipedal and was without snowshoes or a backpack and wearing all one coloured clothing. Movement over this kind of terrain in soft snow without snowshoes would have been very difficult and the distance traveled over the given time period would have been very fast for a human without proper snow travel gear.
3) There was a very steep drop off below where the video was shot, easily a 300m sheer face. We were not equipped with climbing gear and a descent around would have been impossible before nightfall.
4) We have encountered bears on the approach to this summit in the past, this video is most definitely not showing a bear or any other wild animal.
5) Perhaps the most reasonable explanation for this video is a very ill prepared hiker, hiking up a difficult section of snowline as opposed to a much easier route, one who is very physically fit and able to cover ground in unusually quick fashion and must have had very large feet as we were breaking through snow crust in just our boots.