Posted by: John Kirk on May 25th, 2011
Following the requests of many Cryptomundo readers for more info on the Alaska Cadborosaurus air dates, I went back to the owner of the footage (who will continue to remain nameless at his request) to see if he had any new info on when his footage might air.
He replied and has advised me that he has contacted both the buying production company and the airing network (Discovery) to find out when it will be aired. They at first said April which is something that most of us knew anyway. They then came back with June and now they have not responded to to his query of when will it air if not June? He and I have not seen an iota of info on when Hillstranded will air. There was a previous statement that Hillstranded will air after the end of this season’s Deadliest Catch, but I have scoured Discovery’s website and not seen a thing about it.
As I said earlier here, Cryptomundo readers should bombard Discovery with letters, phone calls and emails asking that the footage be aired with the best enhancements possible. We need to launch a PR campaign to get this shown. I am that impressed by the footage that I feel everybody deserves to see it and make up their own minds on the amazing animals in this footage.
So keep sending your respectful correspondence to Discovery and insist they show it. Also the scoffers who read these columns, instead of moaning and griping, you should also email Discovery so that you can put yourself out of your misery one way or the other. If you don’t write to Discovery and support this endeavour, then don’t come crying in your cornflakes here. Be part of the solution not the problem. I respect anyone’s right to be skeptical, but I have zero tolerance for cynics and whiners.
Further to the issue of length of these creatures, There are large ones, medium sized ones and small ones. When you contrast them to known animals like the belugas in terms of size they are definitely bigger than the whales, but 40 feet is way too large. Only one creature’s head is fully visible and it looks like a camel’s so where the owner’s son got the idea it looked like the nose of a jumbo jet is a mystery. When the owner first invited me to see the film, he sent me drawings and stills of what he had seen. The stills weren’t impressive because I guess he didn’t want to give the good stuff away. The drawings were fantastic, but they didn’t show the creatures as they actually appear in the video. Some of this was subjective reasoning on the owner’s part as to what he thought they might look like rather than what they actually looked like.
One of the great things about the authenticity of the location of this film is that you can actually see the Northwestern from the Deadliest Catch in the video. I am amazed that Sig Hansen and the boys weren’t able to see the creatures as they swam down the channel and then back up again. Perhaps they weren’t onboard at the time.
Let’s keep respectfully asking Discovery to air the footage and do it soon. Start typing now!!!
The most efficient way to make contact: Discovery Viewer Relations
Or write them at:
One Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
One of the founders of the BCSCC, John Kirk has enjoyed a varied and exciting career path. Both a print and broadcast journalist, John Kirk has in recent years been at the forefront of much of the BCSCC’s expeditions, investigations and publishing. John has been particularly interested in the phenomenon of unknown aquatic cryptids around the world and is the author of In the Domain of the Lake Monsters (Key Porter Books, 1998). In addition to his interest in freshwater cryptids, John has been keenly interested in investigating the possible existence of sasquatch and other bipedal hominids of the world, and in particular, the Yeren of China. John is also chairman of the Crypto Safari organization, which specializes in sending teams of investigators to remote parts of the world to search for animals as yet unidentified by science. John travelled with a Crypto Safari team to Cameroon and northern Republic of Congo to interview witnesses among the Baka pygmies and Bantu bushmen who have sighted a large unknown animal that bears more than a superficial resemblance to a dinosaur. Since 1996, John Kirk has been editor and publisher of the BCSCC Quarterly which is the flagship publication of the BCSCC. In demand at conferences, seminars, lectures and on television and radio programs, John has spoken all over North America and has appeared in programs on NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, TLC, Discovery, CBC, CTV and the BBC. In his personal life John spends much time studying the histories of Scottish Clans and is himself the president of the Clan Kirk Society. John is also an avid soccer enthusiast and player.