Jul 1, 2012 | Marmot, Summer 2012

Magic Carpets Become Sasquatch Super Highway?

The Sasquatch at Mount Washington Alpine Resort are bucking a cryptozoological trend, and it has frustrated even the most seasoned field biologists.

Evidence is emerging that sasquatches normally travel in familial packs, and in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, they were found to follow the same paths as big game. In B.C.’s Interior and the northern coastal mountains, it is rumoured they travel along deer paths.

At Mount Washington this past season, they travelled by Magic Carpet. By mid-March, when the snow kept falling, the covered carpets were dubbed the ‘Magic Igloos’ because of the way the snow would surround the people movers. The eerie blue glow from the bottom of the snow captivated riders, but it also illuminated another problem.

‘One of our groomers got the fright of his life when he pushed away a pile of snow and saw that big, hairy face slap against the inside of the top carpet,’ a Resort staff member said on the condition of anonymity.

Readers will remember the record-breaking winter of 2010, when cars buried in heavy snowfall were discovered to have had large, hairy visitors use them for refuge by using a series of snow tunnels connecting each vehicle.

An evidence analyst brought in by an unnamed Resort patron said she is puzzled as to why this seems to have happened again during a large snowfall. ‘We don’t know whether the record-setting snowfall is affecting their habitat, or whether the behaviour they are exhibiting is an anomaly,’ she said. ‘It’s almost like they’re playing with us.’

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