It isn’t much of a secret that I’ve been working on a book about the Sasquatch phenomenon in British Columbia. That story is set in the Great Bear Rainforest region on the Central and North Coast. But some of the background to the book takes place in the Harrison Hot Springs area, a few hours east of Vancouver, where the word “Sasquatch” was coined in 1929.
I travelled there today to spend time with a couple of local Bigfoot investigators for a magazine article - and additional researcher for the book. They took me onto the gravel backroads running along Harrison Lake, showing me spots where sightings have taken place. At one scenic vantage point above the lake, the men stopped and unpacked a bunch of plaster casts of alleged Sasquatch tracks they’ve collected over the years (photo above).