Wunnumin Lake’s mysterious Bigfoot family
Through the years and through verbal stories passed on from ancestors within the area known as Wunnumin Lake, there have been tales and legends of beings not entirely human being sighted and being in contact with local folk.
Over the past few years there have been sightings and evidence of a mythical creature known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch.
A few years ago a group of three young women were blueberry picking in a spot where it is not easily accessible for any machine to travel. Suddenly a large rock came crashing near where they were picking.
One of them was sitting a little ways away and they went to ask her if that was her who did that.
She was perplexed and asked if they were playing games with her. They realized that “someone” threw a rock at them with no one even close by, and ran from the area knowing it might be a Sasquatch.
Another sighting was near the gravel pit a few years ago when someone saw a glimpse of a tall, hairy creature standing at the gravel pit but only for an instant as they were driving by.
Another time a sewage truck driver was making an early evening deposit out past the airport (it was dark already) when he spotted some huge person or something coming towards him on the road.
The smell was getting worse, not from the sewage but from the creature. He made a u-turn and came back.
A few years ago a young lady was jogging back from the airport road when a truck drove by and a piece of paper or wrapper flew off.
A bear was nearby and the bear went to inspect what flew off. She kept on running when suddenly from out of the bushes a hairy looking human form emerged and he was focused on the bear without seeing the jogger.
When the creature looked up and saw the jogger he took off and went crashing among the trees very fast.
The stench from the creature was that of a wet dog smell. The jogger was shooken up but continued running hoping someone would drive by. This was near the boat landing area on the east side and in the middle of the afternoon.
During the summer of 2011 a person was getting clean water from up the road with his son when he heard some kind of scream or grunt and it started to smell, a smell he described as like a wet dog.
They left the area and did not mention anything about it for two days. When the news came out, other people went there to check and found evidence of footprints and of a poplar tree debarked high on the tree.
Pictures were taken of two sets of footprints around the tree. One was size 15 and the other size 20.
Each stride was measured at approximately five feet apart and left and right footprints were visible in the mossy area.
So far this is the strongest evidence of a possible Bigfoot in the area. The poplar tree was done with precision, as if a human had done it himself, but it was debarked at least 10 feet from the ground.
This summer, in August of 2012, a little girl and her friends were just coming out from the beach and were walking in a little clearing.
She was lagging behind when she spotted something or someone standing there. She hid and had enough presence to take a snapshot with her ipod of the little hairy creature before that thing walked off into the underbrush.
It was two days before she finally told her mother of what she saw and of the picture she took. Since then that picture has been circulating around the internet.
Although not very clear, the picture is authentic. People have been inspecting the little footprints and measuring 11 inches in length. Some say they are the footprints of a baby Sasquatch.
There is a huge hill south of the community, at least 30 kms away.
Most if not all of the sightings have been to the south of Wunnumin Lake.
They say there is a cave there not easily accessible, situated on a rocky, steep incline on the north side of the hill.
No one has ever been close enough to inspect the cave.
It is best to leave them alone and not bother them as they certainly have never harmed no one.
I guess being provoked is the only way that they would attack. Although at times they have been known to damage some property.
I believe they are as much afraid of humans as we are of them.
Whoever or whatever they are, we cannot discount them as a figment of our imagination. Too many sightings from all types of people cannot be dismissed as hallucination. They are here, they live among us.
Just have your camera ready.
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