More Historical Bad Boys: Nantiinaq Kills Logger, Gold Miner, Mutilated Hunters’ Bodies Found.

Last week I talked about the Glacial Demon of the Valdez Glacier and based upon the number of “views” this blog received, it was an obvious hit with Sasquatch Fans everywhere. So to continue the “Historical Bad Boy” theme, I present:

 The Nantiinaq

 Yep, this guy’s name is a bit of a tongue twister. Try Nan-te-nuk. As far as Alaska Sasquatch tales go, the story of the Nantiinq is one that has been told for years and is going to be retold again and again to future generations. Let’s take a look:


Created by author from Public Domain image, 2016

Created by author from Public Domain image, 2016

Portlock, Alaska was a peaceful and picturesque fish town located at the southern tip of Alaska’s Kenia Peninsula. Portlock was named such to honor Captain Nathaniel Portlock of the Royal Navy who visited the area in 1786. By 1921, Portlock, sometimes referred to Port Chatham (Anon. 2014) had a cannery and a population center that was now big enough and busy enough that even the US Post Office took notice and opened a branch office there.



Believed to be Portlock, AK, date unknown.  Anon, 2014

Believed to be Portlock, AK, date unknown. Anon, 2014

In 1931, the peaceful and picturesque Portlock would experience horror.

Local resident Andrew Kamluk was found dead. Kamluk had been logging when “…someone or something” crushed his skull “with a piece of log moving equipment” allegedly killing him instantly (Klouda, 2009). Kamluk’s murderer was never found. His death was attributed to the Nantiinaq. The Nantiinaq is described as big, hairy and manlike.

Then something happened a decade later. Locals began to find man-like tracks they attributed to the Nantiinaq. The tracks were over 18 inches in length. These tracks suggested the makers were hunting moose. These tracks would follow a moose trail and eventually show where a moose had been over taken. According to a feature article in April 15, 1973 issue of the Anchorage Daily News, the tracks indicated that “…the manlike animal (was) departing toward the high, fog –shrouded mountains with their deep valleys and hidden glaciers.” (Anchorage Daily News in Green, 1978). This behavior is not something unusual. I have several cases reported to me each year by hunters describing such tracks while hunting caribou as well as moose.

But there is more to the Portlock story…

Rumors began to flow from Portlock describing situations in which hunters were disappearing. Some hunters were never found or recovered, while others would have their torn and dismembered bodies later found in area lagoons. The conditions of the bodies were described in such a way that it was obvious a bear was not to blame. What sort of horrible beast could do such a thing? The Nantiinaq.

According to Simeon Kvasnikoff (in Klouda, 2009) the Nantiinaq is also responsible for the disappearance of a miner. The miner went to his claim never to return and there were no traces of him ever discovered.

The terror continued to devastate Portlock. Finally, in 1949, the terrified residents began to depart en masse. The Post Office was closed the following year.

I have identified the Nantiinaq as a Marked Hominid / Boreal Sasquatch based upon the location of Portlock, Alaska and the physical description. Even though the source used for this article provided witness’ descriptions of the tracks discovered as being over 18 inches in length, and thus outside of regular Marked Hominid range, Portlock is still located within the boreal biome.

Incidentally, Portlock remains abandoned, however, a fishing lodge still operates in the area (Anon, 2014). Sightings of Boreal Sasquatch and Marked Hominids in this remote area of the Kenia Peninsula still slowly make their way to Sasquatch Tracker.

There you go, your food for thought.  Godspeed loyal readers…



Anon. 2014. Ghost Towns and Lost Cities: Alaska. Online:   (Accessed: 11FEB2016).

Green, J. 1978. Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us. Republished by Hancock House Publishers, 2006. Blaine, WA.

Klouda, N. 2009. Port Chatham Left To Sprits, Nantiinaq’ Sightings and Spirits led to Desertion of Alaska Village in Homer Tribune. Online: (Accessed: 11FEB2016).


About Sasquatch Tracker

I am a private and independent researcher currently concentrating my search for Sasquatch and Marked Hominids in the northern frontier of Alaska. The primary focus of my research, field investigation and expeditions are in the interior of Alaska and the border area of the Yukon Territory.
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6 Responses to More Historical Bad Boys: Nantiinaq Kills Logger, Gold Miner, Mutilated Hunters’ Bodies Found.

  1. D.Shepherd says:

    Great story! I have heard about that general area south of Seldovia having numerous reports. Guess the native folks fear it & do not go out at night!  Hey I was reviewing your notes (from the blog article) about Meier’s Lake RH, did you originally get a call form the owner Harvel? Or his son Harvey? When I talked with Craig recently he said he heard it from his son Harvey, whom of course heard it from his dad Harvel.  Just trying to get my facts straight before I go up in March. Have you been out looking & listening much this winter? I have been out a few nights, nothing found but cold & icy conditions! Take care, Doug Shepherd


  2. Dudlow says:

    Interesting article but I have a question.Quote from the article: “descriptions of the tracks discovered as being over 18 inches in length, and thus outside of regular Marked Hominid range”. I’m curious as to why 18″ would be considered outside the regular range since this would not be unusual elsewhere throughout North America. Thanks.


    • Dudlow,

      Thanks for your question… A Marked Hominid, or Boreal Sasquatch is a specific type of Sasquatch found in the Boreal biome world wide. Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe describe a Marked Hominid as being about 7 feet tall and a characteristic Marked Hominid track as 10 to 14.5 inches long and having a width of 3 to 5 inches. It is quite possible to find a track out of the range described of course, but I would have to attribute it to a TRUE GIANT or NEO-GIANT. Take a look at The Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide. I think you will find it quite interesting!


  3. Beans Baxter says:

    Someday, I’m going to get over there and look around. I’m very interested in any activity you hear about on the Kenai Peninsula. It seems pretty slow here.


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