I took a walk to The Forks today. The Forks is a historic site, meeting place and green space in Downtown Winnipeg located at the confluence of the Red River and Assiniboine River. For at least 6000 years, the Forks has been the meeting place for early Aboriginal peoples, and since European contact has also been a meeting place for European fur traders, Métis buffalo hunters, Scottish settlers, riverboat workers, railway pioneers and tens of thousands of immigrants.
While on the River Walk came across some feisty geese.
The geese have claimed this area as their own.
Further down I ventured into the forested river bank.
What I think I saw next nearly blew my mind!
Standing there with a log on its shoulder was what appeared to be a reddish coated Sasquatch. Oh my Lord!
But that wasn’t it.
An almost identical, but smaller Squatch doing what looked like Tai Chi!
Being a skeptic, I have to attribute these sightings to Pareidolia. Pareidolia (parr-i-DOH-lee-ə) is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus (an image or a sound) by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists.
Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, the man in the moon, the moon rabbit, hidden messages within recorded music played in reverse or at higher- or lower-than-normal speeds, and hearing indistinct voices in random noise such as that produced by air conditioners or fans.
Whatever happened, it was an interesting and enjoyable day.