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Albert Ostman
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    (circa 1894-1975)
    Born in Sweden
    Lumberjack and prospector
    While searching for a lost gold mine at Toba Inlet in British Columbia, was allegedly abducted by a Sasquatch (1924)
    Was held captive by a family of four Sasquatches for six days
    He did not have any physical evidence to support his story.
    He went public with his story over three decades after the event (1957).
    He came forward shortly after the town of Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia announced plans for a Sasquatch hunt as a publicity stunt.
    Swiss adventurer Rene Dahinden interviewed him to reconstruct a timeline for the events and eventually concluded that his story was 'totally impossible.'
    Journalist John Green, who popularized his story in the book 'Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us,' later called Ostman's tale 'my own cross to bear.'
    He claimed to have escaped from the Sasquatches by feeding his snuff to the adult male, then skedaddling when it went down with a stomach ache.
    John Green noted, 'Albert was a very believable fellow, who handled tough cross-examination with cheerful composure, swore to his story without hesitation, and stuck to it until he died.'
    Green also noted, 'He was questioned for hours by Daris Swindler and the veterinarian from the Seattle primate center, and they told me that the physical details and the actions he said he had witnessed all rang true.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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