The latest in Sasquachery. Same ol’ stuff.
Fisheries officer Luke Swan Jr. told CTV News he was out in his boat patrolling Ahousaht territory near Tofino last Wednesday when he saw a mysterious figure crouching on the coast.
“Something really big stood up, probably between eight or nine feet,” he said. “The first thing I had in my mind was to get off the beach. I pushed off as fast as I could and got to deep water.”
Last year, two videos claiming to depict Sasquatch encounters in Mission went viral online, though Bigfoot experts doubted their authenticity.
In July of last year, a video of an upright dark figure was supposedly filmed in the Mission area. That story is here: Real or hoax? New B.C. Sasquatch videos garner 1M views | CTV News. It’s generally conceeded that this was a hoax to promote a geo-caching app that featuring a search for cryptids in an “augmented reality adventure.” Here is our take on it: Bigfoot on a hilltop in Canada (UPDATE: marketing-related?) | Doubtful News.
It’s likely this story is taken more seriously because the witness is a fisheries officer. I know that sounds credible but EVERYONE can make observation mistakes. There is nothing inherantly more credible about an ‘officer’ of any type when it comes to mistakes or falling for hoaxes. So, witness credibility holds little to no weight in paranormal anecdotes.
This story also reminds me of another video taken offshore at least 2 years ago but, honestly, I see so many blobsquatchy videos that I can’t keep them straight. A dark figure is seen fiddling with something on the shore and then moves off. Is this Bigfoot behavior, a hoax, or just a person in dark clothing? This also goes to show that indistinct videos are useless as evidence these days. The hoaxes and mistaken identifications are too obvious a possibility.
The tracks shown could be human or animal. There is nothing more to go on here. It’s another anecdote, no better than others, that gets us no where. Bigfooters enjoy making this news but the evidence taken on face value is still grade A useless.