A man from the Northwest Territories of Canada has reported an encounter with a sasquatch in Lac La Martre, the third largest lake in the area. The man had fallen from his boat into the water and was left stranded.
So how did the man end up overboard? According to the story, he saw garbage floating on the surface and stopped the boat to hook it. Yes. Really. Long story short, after falling in, he managed to swim to an island at the end of the lake. It turns out he wasn’t alone.
While recovering from the ordeal, a figure appeared beside the man. It stood, looking at him before simply turning and walking away, breaking tree branches as it moved into the brush.
The man packed up his salvaged belongings and managed to swim to shore, where he waited two more days before being rescued.
Tales of Sasquatch encounters are abundant around Lac La Martre. Known locally as the Tlicho Sasquatch, the creature’s presence goes back centuries. Early sightings of the “nahga,” bushman in the Tlicho language, describe a human-like creature that abducted humans from camps.
According to legend, the Tlicho Sasquatch is said to possess powerful magic powers, capable of disguising itself as a human. One local woman recounted a story from her youth when a relative was taken, never to be seen again. She also encountered a Sasquatch while in the Frank Channel Bridge area, several decades ago. She had stopped to check on what she thought was a person by the side of the road. The figure seemingly vanished from sight without explanation.