Reminder: Sea Monsters: Fact Or Fiction?

Watch the event streamed live here starting at 6:30 PM Pacific tonight!

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Join the Vancouver Aquarium for a presentation on prehistoric and modern day sea monsters.

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Aquarium
Cost: $10 non-members
$8 members

Adam McGirr is the Vice President of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club and has been studying strange creatures like Sea Serpents and Sasquatch for over 15 years. He has participated in numerous field expeditions and conferences, made several television appearances, as well as interviews in newspapers and magazines on the subject of monsters and mysteries. By day, Adam McGirr is a technical writer and trainer.

Vancouver Aquarium public programs provide family-friendly opportunities for people to connect with each other through hands-on activities, lectures, films, classes and field trips—all focused on aquatic conservation.

Watch Online

This talk will be streamed live on the Vancouver Aquarium’s YouTube channel.

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Sea Monsters: Fact Or Fiction?

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Join the Vancouver Aquarium for a presentation on prehistoric and modern day sea monsters.

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Aquarium
Cost: $10 non-members
$8 members

Adam McGirr is the Vice President of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club and has been studying strange creatures like Sea Serpents and Sasquatch for over 15 years. He has participated in numerous field expeditions and conferences, made several television appearances, as well as interviews in newspapers and magazines on the subject of monsters and mysteries. By day, Adam McGirr is a technical writer and trainer.

Vancouver Aquarium public programs provide family-friendly opportunities for people to connect with each other through hands-on activities, lectures, films, classes and field trips—all focused on aquatic conservation.

Watch Online

This talk will be streamed live on the Vancouver Aquarium’s YouTube channel.

Beyond the Edge Radio: John Kirk

Tonight on Beyond the Edge Radio with Eric Altman of Pennsylvania Bigfoot renown will be the Godfather himself.

Be part of La Famiglia di Gran Piedi or Zampone (Bigfoot family) from 8.00 Eastern and 5.00 Pacific this evening.

Failure ti listen will result in being measured up for cement shoes and being given accommodations with the fish which my friends Rocco and Vinnie Eight Fingers will enforce.

Capische? Molto buono…. Ascolta Il Padrino.

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Tonight at 7 PM Central

Call in live during the show to talk to John at 1-877-677-2858
Listen live at:
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John Kirk III
Cryptozoologist Author and President of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club

Eric and Marie don the Safari helmets, the hiking boots and gather our passports as we go exploring this week with our guest John Kirk III of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club.

The author of the award-winning book In the Domain of the Lake Monsters, John Kirk is one of the world’s leading cryptozoological investigators. As president of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club (BCSCC), John is part of a team of investigators that have searched for cryptids such as Ogopogo, Sasquatch, Cadborosaurus, black alligators, unknown cameloids, lacustrean cryptids and giant salamanders in the province of British Columbia.

The club is scientifically based with a large portion consisting of open-minded academics who feel the existence of new species of animals lying undiscovered is not such a farfetched idea. John is also Editor and Publisher of the BCSCC Quarterly well-known for its balanced approached to the enigma of mystery animals and also author of the club website.

John has ventured far afield in his quest for evidence for the mystery animals of the world in many areas of the world including Scotland, the Republic of Cameroon and the Republic of the Congo. In 2001 and one John was part of the Cryptosafari team which investigated reports of an animal called Mokele Mbembe which bears an uncanny resemblance to a sauropod dinosaur. While on this expedition the Cryptosafari team unearthed the first reports of a manlike creature standing over six feet tall, with three toes and fingers which in habits the Cameroon-Congo border region known to locals as the Dodu. Another mystery animal, the Ngoubou, was also described and this animal has features consistent with those a styracosaurus, part of the family of ceratopsians said to have been extinguished from the planet millions of years ago.

In addition to his cryptozoological research, John is a keen student of police methodologies and investigation techniques which he feels are very useful in the field of cryptozoological research. Analyzing and then organizing clues and evidentiary materials is an important part of the cryptozoological method and John is keen to share this with other researchers in this field.

John has also extensively studied the musculature of the creature in the Patterson film and in 1999 was the first to report specifically on the substantial musculature differences between the creature and a human being which were detailed in the BCSCC Quarterly.

It is John’s hope that the day will come when cryptozoological researchers will be at the forefront of using technologies and equipment that are of the cutting edge variety in their search for cryptids.

British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club (B.C.S.C.C.)

So join us as we go deep into the brush looking for some of these elusive creatures with our guest John Kirk III This week on BTE Radio.

The Camp Fircom Caddy Carcase – Monster or Montage?

Few cryptozoologists will be unaware of the Naden Harbour carcase – an enigmatic serpentine animal carcase removed from the stomach of a dead whale at a whaling station in Canada’s Queen Charlotte Islands in July 1937, and thought by some cryptozoologists to have been a juvenile Caddy, the elusive sea serpent of Cadboro Bay, British Columbia. Today, this mysterious carcase is long-lost, but three famous photos of it still exist. Far less familiar than the Naden Harbour carcase photographs, conversely, are two Caddy-linked pictures that were first brought to my notice 20 years ago. To my knowledge, they had never previously received any cryptozoological attention, and even today they remain little-publicised.

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Consequently, I have now prepared a detailed article reviewing for the very first time the history and most notable opinions that have been offered to date in relation to the tantalising object(s) that these pictures depict.

Further details can be obtained here on my ShukerNature blog.

Nerd Nite: Monsters Revealed

Nerds Discuss Unusual Animal Behaviour, Mythical Creatures & Science Fiction

Are you ready for the Sea Monsters Revealed exhibition at the Vancouver Aquarium?

Join us for a unique evening about monsters. We’re partnering with Nerd Nite Vancouver and bringing you three nerdy presentations on “monsters”.

Nerd Nite is an international event that provides a laid-back environment with lots to learn and lots to drink! Nerd Nite Vancouver is celebrating its one year anniversary at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Chips and beer will be available for purchase during the event.
Topics

#1: Brood parasites: Monsters of the bird world

Have you ever heard of brood parasitic indigobirds and how they go about laying their eggs in the nests of other birds? The founder of Nerd Nite Dr. Chris Balakrishnan will explore how and why this behaviour has evolved, and will make a case for why some birds may not be as innocent as they seem.

#2: Meet Cadborosaurus: An introduction to marine cryptozoology

Have you seen any “sea monsters” in the coastal waters of the northeast Pacific? You may have seen the Cadborosaurus, or “Caddy” for short. Dr. Paul LeBlond is an Emeritus Professor in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at UBC and has an interest in sea-monsters.

#3 Could Godzilla play hockey? The rocket science of movie monsters

Could Godzilla really exist? Dr. Jaymie Matthews is going to talk about the monsters of science fiction and why, or why they are not, plausible based on the characteristics of their worlds.
Speakers

Dr. Chris Balakrishnan is a professor in the Department of Biology at East Carolina University (in North Carolina). Chris founded the originalNerd Nite in Boston as a graduate student, having spent too much time at the pub. Despite his status as “Nerd Nite founder”, he cautions the audience not to set expectations too high.

Dr. Paul LeBlond is an Emeritus Professor in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at UBC. In parallel to his research andteaching activities in physical oceanography, he developed an early interest in “sea-monsters”, leading to in-depth studies of Cadborosaurus and the creation of the BC Scientific Cryptozoology Club. He now lives on Galiano Island where he is active in community organizations.

Dr. Jaymie Matthews is an astrophysical “gossip columnist” who unveils the hidden lifestyles of stars by eavesdropping on “the music of the spheres.” His version of an interstellar iPod is Canada’s first space telescope, MOST (Microvariability and Oscillations of STars), which detects vibrations in the light of humming stars. MOST also makes Matthews an “astro-paparazzo” by helping him spy on planets around other stars that might be homes for alien celebrities. Probably not Vulcans, but microbes. The discovery of microbes on another world would qualify them as newsmakers of the century.

A Professor of Astrophysics at UBC and a member of the Board of the HR MacMillan Space Centre, Prof. Matthews is also an Officer of the Order of Canada. In addition to research, education and outreach are also important facets of Dr. Matthews’ life. He’s a co-founder and regular instructor of UBC’s Science 101 course for residents of Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, and a mentor in the national Loran Scholar programme. Dr. Matthews was a “Human Library Book” in a programme where “readers” could reserve him for 20 minutes at a time to ask anythingabout astronomy. He was also a storyteller at the Kootenay Storytelling Festival in 2013.

Vancouver Aquarium public programs provide family-friendly opportunities for people to connect with each other through hands-on activities, lectures, films, classes and field trips—all focused on aquatic conservation.