I will be interview to hunters tonight who both had encounters. One of my guests was a professional guide for many years.
A listener writes “I am from Alberta Canada and have been a hunter all my life. I have worked as a hunting guide in my younger years, and have spent more time in the woods than Most people. I am now in my 50s and hearing your podcast I thought I would tell you of one of my encounters.
I was hunting moose in early October of 2006 in northern Alberta near Slave Lake. I had been successful in harvesting a moose in the morning and was on my way back to camp to get my father to help retrieve it. I saw what I thought was a person or animal of some kind standing on the side of the cut line about 100 yard away. I continued towards it on my quad as I got closer it walked across the cut line on two legs. It was about 7-8 feet tall hair covered light brown in colour. I thought maybe it was a person wearing a camouflage suit. But it was to far back in the woods far from any road for someone to have walked in that early. I noted where it had crossed and Upon reaching the spot I stopped and noticed it had crossed on a ridge using a game trail I walked into the woods about 40 or 50 yards when I realized what I had really seen I called out hello but then thought I am by myself I better get back to my quad and get out of here.
My father and I stopped at the spot later when we were on our way back to retrieve the moose. But saw nothing further. I haven’t told many people about this as they all say I probably saw a bear or something else but I know what I saw but my mind was trying to rationalize that I was seeing something that isn’t supposed to exist. But I know what I saw and no one can tell me different.”