Houston is a forestry, mining and tourism town in the Bulkley Valley of the Northern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Its urban population is approximately 3500 people, with approximately 2000 in the surrounding rural area. It is known as the "Steelhead Capital" and it has the world's largest fly fishing rod. Houston's tourism industry is largely based on eco-tourism and Steelhead Provincial Park, situated along Highway 16. Also Houston, B.C. is home to Brian Vike's - The Vike Factor.
On August 26, 2008 I took a telephone call from a lady who resides approximately 20 kilometers south from the town of Houston. The lady explained to me that on July 28, 2008 at 6:15 a.m. she had quite the experience. She explained what took place on her acreage just off the Buck Flats Road.
After listening to her story I asked if it would be fine with her if I dropped by to have a chat over the event, also to look around her property. The lady said yes, so I grabbed a few things and drove the 20 some odd kilometers to her home.
As I drove along Buck Flats road I looked from side to side of the gravel road thinking what a great area for anything to hide in as our area is heavily forested. As I arrived at the turn off to the ladies home, I noticed a small swampy creek which was dry, but the creek bed looked wet enough to support any tracks from any animal that might have crossed the creek.
I dove down a long driveway and through the trees I finally was able to see the ladies home and shortly came to a stop, put the truck into park and got out where I was greeted by two large friendly dogs. The owner came out of her home and we started up a conversation about what she witnessed.
On July 28, 2008 at 6:15 a.m. Delores heard her two dogs scratching at the front door as they wanted to come in, the time was approximately 5:45 a.m. Delores opened the door and let the dogs in, they had something to eat, then went and laid down. One of her dogs laid down in the living room and the other beside Delores's bed. Not long after the dogs and their owner settled in, Delores heard the door knob rattling as if someone was trying to open the door to her home.
The two dogs jumped up immediately and headed straight for the front door. Delores came from her bedroom and was able to see the door knob actually moving. Of course a sudden panic set in, wondering who was trying to come into her home as she knew her son was working the graveyard shift and he wasn't due home for approximately 2 hours. Her dogs were very excited as they waited at the door, the rattling of the door knob stopped and she waited for a couple of minutes or so and then slowly opened the front door. The dogs almost fell over themselves trying to get outside. Once the door was opened up enough the dogs ran outside and Delores watched them tear around the side of her home. By the sounds of it, either the dogs heard or smelled something, or possibly both and was hot on whatever, or whomever was at the door a few minutes earlier.
As she waited from the front porch, Delores heard a loud sound coming from her left, which would have been towards the east side of her property and along the fence line. Delores turned and to her amazement saw what she describes as a Sasquatch/Bigfoot running along side of her property on the other side of the fence line, which separates her property to her neighbors. This would have had the 7 to 8 foot creature running south towards the Buck Flat Road. Where the creature was, it would have been running through very long grass and the land at that point was sloping down from the fence line. The dogs were hot on the creatures trail. One of the dogs did return after a short period of time, but the other dog was gone for approximately three hours.
I walked over and stood in the area where Delores saw the creature. I am 6 foot, one inch in height and she was only able to see the top of my head. But with the creature Delores was able to observe the chest area and everything above. It was already daylight and Delores was able to get a good look at the creature. She describes the animal as being brownish in color much like the branch that was sitting in the front of her yard with the leaves being dried up and brown. This was the closet Delores was able to get when it came to the color of the creature. (A dried up bunch of leaves.)
It's hair was rather long and certainly not groomed, but more straggly and it's upper body broad and it was running upright on two legs. There was no foul smell noted.
As Delores watched the creature running along and eventually disappearing into the trees, she moved quickly back into her home, slammed the door shut and locked it. She was really frightened !
Later that day Delores got up the nerve to go out an investigate the area where she saw the Sasquatch running. She was able to see a pathway through the long grass but she wasn't sure if this may have been caused by her dogs in hot pursuit of the creature. Delores did follow the grassy area that was knocked down and did come to a spot where it appeared to look like the Sasquatch may have slipped. All the ground in that area was hard packed, even with all the rain we have had here. But in this one area, it does look like some large and heavy "thing" had slipped on the wet clay/gray muddy area. Also I should point out that the Sasquatch was seen in the area where a possible track was found. This is where the creature would have moved down from the fence line and finally into the forest.
When I (Brian Vike - The Vike Factor) found the possible track, I also followed where the creature had gone, which was away from the fence line and into the forested area. All the land around was rather hard compacted, except for a dried up creek, more of a swampy area which was approximately four feet wide. There again I found that something large and heavy had moved through the area because in one spot where I believe the creature moved through, there was a deep roughed up area. I should also note, there were prints around from cattle, not many, but there were some. I found no other signs of the creature other than the possible track.
I took some pictures of the area and "possible" track. Although hard to see, it shows that something had slipped in this one area and whatever it was, was very large in size to leave an impression like this.
Picture below shows the area where the creature was running, the tall grass and fence line. Also it shows where the Bigfoot moved down into the forested area.
*Area Where The Creature Was Running.* ( Photo -Below Right)
Picture number "three" again shows the area where the creature was running and again moving into the forest. This photo was taken from the ladies front porch and also illustrates how far away the Bigfoot was when Delores saw it.
*Area Where The Creature Was Running And How Far Away It Was From Eyewitness.* ( Photo - Below Right)
*A "Possible" Track From The Creature.* (Photo - Below Right )
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