Posted by: John Kirk on March 12th, 2014
CBC Rewind aired this video on sasquatch from days gone by. It contains footage of avery, very young Rene Dahinden. Some of the stories though are quite bizarre such as the eight foot female sasquatch captured and displayed in Victoria.
The Chehalis people near Harrison Lake talked about ape-like creatures in the woods
The hairy beast known as sasquatch in Canada — or Bigfoot in the U.S. — has enjoyed a place in B.C. lore for centuries.
Tales or encounters originate from time immemorial, when the Chehalis people talked of a hairy ape-like creature living in the forest near Harrison Lake. In the 1890s, a sasquatch was reportedly trapped and put on display on Vancouver Island, before being returned to the woods.
And, in 1984, a B.C. man named Gord Flanders told CBC News he saw one and heard it growl while riding in a truck near Harrison.
CBC’s Tim Weekes takes a look back at sasquatch through B.C. history in this week’s Rewind video segment.
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.