Posted by: John Kirk on June 7th, 2008
I received this email from the brother of the late Scott Norman and it is dedicated to all who supported the Norman family in their time of bereavement:
My folks Tom and Diane and I, Javin, would like to say thank you for all the thoughts prayers and writings that have come our way in this hard time in our life with Scott passing away at such an early age. We know he would want his studies and research continued and we know they will be by whomever decides to take it on.
Special thanks go out to John Kirk, Loren Coleman and Bill Rebsamen for not only the writings they have done but also for the great picture of Scott that Bill had done.
So again thank you all for everything and may your research and studies in whatever you do be worthwhile.
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.