Posted by: John Kirk on August 14th, 2012
I was advised of this photograph last week and began to investigate the background of the gentlemen who were involved in the taking of the picture. I can tell you that Andreas Solvik is an impeccable guy and is one of Norway’s top marksmen and the manager of a local gun club. He has a very good reputation and is very unlikely to do anything untoward.
During the past week I have watched the photo evolve on a number of sites and believe that some copies of the image have been Photshopped to improve clarity. I don’t think the image has been altered too much from the original which can be found here.
This is the local paper at Hornindalsvatnet where the sighting took place. I continue to investigate this remarkable photo and will be happy to share any other findings here with the readership of Cryptomundo if and when I discover anything new. For now I cautiously state that this looks like it is genuine..
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.