A mother and daughter on a berry-picking excursion in northwestern Ontario, Canada, claim the giant, black, hulking figure they saw last week might be the legendary sasquatch, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported Monday.
Helen Pahpasay and her mother say they were scared stiff when they saw the mysterious creature spot them in their truck and then run into the woods near Grassy Narrows, Ont., about 140 miles east of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
"It was black, about eight feet long and all black, and the way it walked was upright, human-like, but more — I don't know how to describe it — more of a husky walk, I guess," Pahpasay told CBC News. “It didn’t look normal.”
The women considered chasing the figure to get a better look, but were so shaken they abandoned berry picking altogether and returned home.
Pahpasay claims others later found a large, six-toed footprint in the area.
“What do I think it was? Right now I'm not even sure what it was. But it really scared both of us,” she said. “There's been talk of Bigfoot, sasquatch. And I'm still not sure what it was, but I've never seen anything like it."
In 2006, there were several reports of a sasquatch-like figure in the woods in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Those who believe in the infamous hairy giant say he could be roaming the woods from California, up the West Coast, and across Canada, the CBC reported.
Skeptics say concrete evidence such as skulls or bones has never been found, and footprints or photographs could be altered.