Posted by: John Kirk on July 29th, 2011
First let me clarify what that underwater photo shows. It is an image captured from a Shell oil drilling film shot in either 1963 or 1966 depending on the source. The locations where it was shot was either off Santa Barbara, CA or off the Oregon coast. They dubbed the creature Marvin the monster for no plausible reason. That photo was in Ivan T. Sanderson’s repository at SITU. I came across it recently and it just so happened that Global came calling and I showed it to them. As far as I know those are the only stills that exist and I have no idea where the film is. Ask Shell.
Now regarding the Alaskan Cadborosaurus footage ….. Craig has been a gentleman and spoken on my behalf for a few days. I have a life outside cryptozoology so am currently very busy. I will respond to the debacle of the Alaskan Monster Hunt program in due course. They have all the other footage I spoke of, so why don’t the naysayers here just go and ask them? I’m not hiding anything. It’s not my footage, I don’t have it. They do. Ask them.
I am mad as hell that some readers on this site are patently falsely accusing me of hiding something. That is ludicrous. Making false claims is not part of my personality and I informed the readership of what I saw – nothing more, nothing less – so take it or leave it, but don’t impugn my name with nonsense. Have you done your due diligence by asking Discovery about the footage yourself? Obviously not as you would have known the answer. Don’t come on this forum and hide behind cute little nicknames and impugn people. That is cowardice.
By the way I am not a staff writer, don’t get paid for anything I write for Cryptomundo, but do it for the good of cryptozoological researchers who deserve to know what is going on. I am here because I want to share. I shared honestly here with you, but am now ready to pack it in after the response I got from those who point fingers when they don’t have all the facts.
There will be more on this shortly. Suffice it to say all requests to see the footage should be directed to Discovery.
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.