Posted by: John Kirk on March 26th, 2007
A few weeks ago, Craig Woolheater posted an article on a new Bigfoot documentary produced by Fred Bohbot and Evan Beloff of Bunbury films. I am one of those featured investigators in this documentary.
When Fred and Evan came to talk to me, they were already hugely impressed by the other interview they had done that day with sasquatch legend John Green. John’s sagacity, intelligent perspectives and rational manner in explaining the sasquatch/bigfoot phenomenon had quite an effect on the terrific young filmmakers. Doubts about the existence of sasquatch had begun to crack in their minds and when they came to visit me, I merely finished what John had begun.
Unfortunately, so dismal is the view concerning sasquatch by the media that we tend to be relegated to the bottom rung of the ladder of credibility and sanity. The Bunbury Films crew never realized that many of us in the sasquatch field are actually quite sane and very scientific in our pursuit of this animal. I personally am never drawn into explanations for sasquatch that are not of the flesh and blood variety and also, of greater importance, I stress the biological and zoological nature of this creature and where it may fit in our environment.
During my interview with Evan and Fred, I could not but appeal to their sense of scientific inquiry regarding sasquatch and although it was not my intention to be persuasive in my discussions, I was merely trying to be informative, it appears they grasped just how committed to the scientific evaluation of sasquatch and its evidence we sasquatch hunters are.
I do not know if this program is going to be available in the United States, but it is going to be aired on Space Channel here in Canada. From what I know of what John Green and Thomas Steenburg have said during their appearances in this production, it looks like it is going to be a good one.
I do not want to spoil the viewing for those who are going to see this program, but I do want to say I have a feeling this is going to be a really good one and may go in directions that we have not seen in other productions. Evan and Fred are very interesting guys and if you have ever seen Evan’s quirky documentary The Legend of Memphre the aquatic cryptid of Lac Memphremagog in Quebec, you will know that he thinks outside of the box and is a true genius of a filmmaker.
The program will also feature Bill Miller, Thomas Steenburg, Rick Noll, Dr. John Bindernagel, Robert Pyle and Mel Skahan. The producers are thinking of having a theatrical premiere in Vancouver in May, so watch this space for developments.
John Kirk – has written 115 posts on this site.
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.