|1949 Roche de Boule at the junction of the Skeena with the Bulkley Rivers. Photo: C.L. Botham.|
January 11, 2013
Interview in person
Witness: Doug Campbell
Year: Late 1950's
Location: farm, Kispiox, B.C., Canada
It was some time during the sixties (now determined as late 50's), when I was still a child. I was doing chores around the barnyard and it was some time in the afternoon. I happened to notice something in the field nearby among the bales. I was looking at what I thought was a black bear but it was walking out of the field towards the forest on two feet and had a bale of hay under each arm.
I never thought anything further of it, until now. What you (Barb) said makes sense. Bears can't tuck a bale under an arm and then walk off like that.
Come to think of it, it looked as though it had been selective about what bales it wanted to take. Not taking any closer to the trees. It walked quite a ways out into the field and just selected whichever ones it wanted.
It would have been the first crop. So sometime around July. The bales would have been alfalfa, timothy and brome. The second crop would have been green feed.
There was a creek nearby.
Doug comes from a pioneering family in the Kispiox valley.
Few things come to mind about the hay:
1) Possible nest for mate who is having a young one,
2) food source, or
I am leaning more towards the first possible reason. I would be interested in hearing from anyone in the Kispiox or area. Your identity will not be released to the public, unless you want your name released. Contact me in confidence.
Barb Campbell, field researcher
Trace Unknown, NCI BC Bigfoot
|1950 Kispiox, B.C. Photo source: B. Bradley|