Wednesday, September 11, 2013

"Bigfoot Encounter: Albert Ostman's Account Part 6"


Albert Ostman

This story is one of the most well known of all encounters to everyone long entrenched in Bigfoot research. The purpose of this series is mainly, to enlighten people who are new to, and interested in the subject of Bigfoot, present and future research. 

Part 6 By Link Paul Editor Team Tracker

The next day, it wasn’t until around 4:00 pm, that Albert saw the old lady returning home from foraging for food. In her arms he could see “grass and twigs and of all kinds of spruce and hemlock as well as some kind of nuts that grow in the ground”, a lot of which he saw all over Vancouver Island. He also noticed that the young boy scampered up the mountain better than a goat could on a daily basis. The youngster brought him some long grass with sweet roots, which Albert ate. Albert made a dipper with an empty can and gave it to the boy and ran over to show it to the old man. Also he gave them a snuff box with a little in it for them to taste, which they did.

The young boy came over to Albert and pointed to his dipper as if to gesture, he wanted one for his sister. So Albert made one for her. When he tried it out with a dip into the water, the boy looked at him and according to Albert, “he was very pleased, almost smiled at me”. Albert then put some snuff in his mouth and started to chew, “ummmm, that’s good”, he said. The young boy pointed to the old man and made a sound like “Ook”. Hinting that the old man liked snuff and he wanted some for him. It had been six days now and Albert thought he was making some progress. If he could get the old man to come over to him, he would give him a full box of snuff. “That will kill him for sure” Albert convinced himself, and he wouldn’t have to feel guilty because he killed himself.

While contemplating his great escape, Albert toyed with the notion of taking the young girl back to civilization with him. But quickly dismissed the thought, when thinking of what would happen to her. She probably would end up in a cage for public display.
The following is a detailed description of the family members in Albert’s own words which is in the public record;

The young fellow might have been between 11-18 years old and about seven feet tall and might weight about 300 lbs. His chest would be 50-55 inches, his waist about 36-38 inches. He had wide jaws, narrow forehead that slanted upward round at the back about four or five inches higher than the forehead. The hair on their heads was about six inches long. The hair on the rest of their body was short and thick in places. The women's hair on the forehead had an upward turn like some women have — they call it bangs, among women's hair-do's. Nowadays the old lady could have been anything between 40-70 years old. She was over seven feet tall. She would be about 500-600 pounds.

She had very wide hips, and a goose-like walk. She was not built for beauty or speed. Some of those lovable brassieres and uplifts would have been a great improvement on her looks and her figure. The man's eyeteeth were longer than the rest of the teeth, but not long enough to be called tusks. The old man must have been near eight feet tall. Big barrel chest and big hump on his back — powerful shoulders, his biceps on upper arm were enormous and tapered down to his elbows. His forearms were longer than common people have, but well proportioned. His hands were wide, the palm was long and broad, and hollow like a scoop. His fingers were short in proportion to the rest of his hand. His fingernails were like chisels. The only place they had no hair was inside their hands and the soles of their feet and upper part of the nose and eyelids. I never did see their ears, they were covered with hair hanging over them.


If the old man were to wear a collar it would have to be at least 30 inches. I have no idea what size shoes they would need. I was watching the young fellow's foot one day when he was sitting down. The soles of his feet seemed to be padded like a dog's foot, and the big toe was longer than the rest and very strong. In mountain climbing all he needed was footing for his big toe. They were very agile. To sit down they turned their knees out and came straight down. To rise they came straight up without help of hands or arms. I don't think this valley was their permanent home. I think they move from place to place, as food is available in different localities. They might eat meat, but I never saw them eat meat, or do any cooking.”