Posted by: John Kirk on January 23rd, 2014
This footage has been discussed extensively here on Cryptomundo in the past: Alaskan Cadborosaurus
Dr. Paul Leblond and myself are the only two people who have seen all of the footage obtained by Kelly, Jasen and Kyle Nash. We have seen the full on face shot of the head of one of these animals and it is the living breathing double of Cadbosorsaurus willsi or the Naden Harbour carcass if your prefer.
There is no blowhole. That is spray coming off the back of one of the animals as it surfaces while moving at very high speed. They are not narwhals, sturgeon, pinnipeds, pilot whales or any known animal. There is a pod of belugas that go after these animals and I have never seen belugas behave in such an aggressive and frenzied manner. It is obvious that they did not know what these things were wither and went after them. There is one scene that was not shown in Alaskan Monster Hunt where two large ones shield a juvenile from an attacking beluga. Quite amazing stuff.
We at the BCSCC have finally ascertained what happened to the footage and will be letting our members know first through the BCSCC Quarterly. At a later time we will be happy to show with others.
Kelly Nash wanted to make a pile of money off this. He contacted us in April 2009, but we weren’t hopeful of what he had to be honest. The images were not very good, but as Paul and I were both going to be in Washington State on our way home from the Bob Gimlin tribute in Yakima we felt we should have separate viewings then compare notes. What we saw floored us. BCSCC members will soon find out what happened to the missing footage. It is real and we were privileged to see it.
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.