Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Another Big, Hairy Deal
Lake Abraham was created when the Bighorn Dam was built in the early 1970s.
The North Saskatchewan River was dammed and the waters flooded a Native burial ground.
The photo shows the east side of the lake.
So we have a new wrinkle in the Sasquatch legend. A purported body that appears to be impressing no one.
Well, the finders have told three different versions of how this poor Yeti got offed and into their freezer.
Y’know what guys? It works way better when you pick a story and stick to it.
I’d love for this to be real although I hate it that something has to die first.
And it’s not the first weird wild creature of the Georgian forest. This is the state that gave the world the magnificent Hogzilla.
That aside, my own area has had its share of Sasquatch stories. Back in 1989 some hunters were out on a fine fall morning and say they saw one of the bashful critters northwest of town. Based on the description we concluded it was probably a bear up on its hind legs.
But the best of all was the Sasquatch who watched as the Bighorn Dam was being built west of Nordegg back in the early 1970s.
You can even follow in the big fellow’s hairy footsteps if you want as it’s quite an easy hike and is known as “The Sasquatch Track.”
It’s a 5.4 km (about 3 ½ mi.) walk with lovely views. You’ll stroll along a ridge and through a meadow and you’ll even see some hoodoos along with your mountain and lake view.
So let the nice men keep to their story about finding the body and being paced by other Sasquatches and their offer to guide people to the area for the low, low price of $499.
You can come up here and follow in Yeti’s footsteps for free.