Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 14th, 2013
Early reports in British Columbia were the first to call attention to the possible existence of sasquatch, and such reports have persisted for over two hundred years. This work covers the earliest history of the province to the present day, and draws upon the findings of all major sasquatch researchers in British Columbia and information reported in the press and other media. It also includes important sasquatch-related events that involved BC researchers and their quest to resolve the phenomenon. Several of the great pioneers in the field of sasquatch studies have now passed away. Who they were and their legacy have been provided as both a tribute and a historical reference. This work is intended to be a major reference for the history of the sasquatch in British Columbia. However, it is also a fascinating read for those simply interested in the subject.
About the author: Christopher L. Murphy
Christopher L. Murphy retired in 1994 after 36 years of service with the British Columbia Telephone Company (now Telus). During his management career, he authored four books on business processes, and after retirement taught a night school course on vendor quality management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. An avid philatelist, Chris has also authored several books on Masonic philately.
Chris met the noted Sasquatch researcher René Dahinden in 1993, and then worked with René in producing posters from the Patterson/Gimlin film and marketing Sasquatch footprint casts. In 1996, Chris republished Roger Patterson’s book, Do Abominable Snowmen of America Really Exist? and Fred Beck’s book, I Fought the Apemen of Mt. St. Helens.
In 1997, Chris published Bigfoot in Ohio: Encounters with the Grassman, a book he authored in association with Joedy Cook and George Clappison of the Ohio Bigfoot Research and Study Group. Chris subsequently updated the Patterson book and the Ohio book, and Hancock House Publishers published them.
In 2000, Chris embarked on a project to assemble a comprehensive pictorial presentation on the Sasquatch. This initiative led to the 2004 Sasquatch exhibit at the Vancouver Museum, British Columbia, and his book Meet the Sasquatch (Hancock House), written in association with the noted Sasquatch researchers, John Green and Thomas Steenburg.
In May 2006, Chris provided his Sasquatch exhibit to the Museum of Natural History in Pocatello, Idaho, which is part of Idaho State University. The exhibit opened on June 16.
Throughout his years in the field of Sasquatch studies, Chris has applied his artistic talents in several ways to provide a better understanding of the creature. He enhanced an image from the famous Patterson/Gimlin film, which might provide some insights into the creature’s actual facial features. He also created a scale model of the site where the creature was filmed, which has provided a much better understanding of the filming
Chris has made many presentations on the Sasquatch at conferences in both the U.S. and Canada. He works closely with major researchers in the field.
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.