Whatever it was, it wasn't your average beachcomber.
Three Vancouver herring fishermen
all saw what might be the latest sighting of the legendary and elusive (illusive?)
While fishing in Bute Inlet,
about 115 miles north of Vancouver, last week Nick Pisac, said he looked out of the galley
window and spotted "the thing" walking slowly along the beach.
"We were about 500 feet from
shore and it was very clear and cold," he said. "We could see it
Pisac said crewmen Luka Burmas
and Peter Spika and himself watched the creature for about 90 seconds.
"The thing stood about 10
feet tall and was sort of lightish gray," he said, "We all waved but it didn't
Spika's brother Frank, skipper of
the Tracy Lee, said the mate became so excited he shoved the engine into forward instead
Sasquatch hunter Rene Dahinden,
who has devoted most of his time and money looking for the creature, said Monday he would
be sailing up the BC coast as far as Kitimat in a month-long search in June.
"Things have been a little
quiet recently and this (sighting) sounds very interesting," he said.