Posted by: John Kirk on January 26th, 2007
Readers may remember that we wrote of the terrible accident that badly injured Ogopogo witness Josh Casorso. Josh was aboard a train in India when he went out on the roof to get a breath of fresh air and was then struck by 45,000 volts of electricity.
He was hospitalized in India and the in Vancouver, but thanks to Josh’s indomitable spirt, the prayers and good wishes of his family, his church community, the people of Kelowna and many Cryptomundo readers, Josh is proof of a living miracle.
CHBC Television in Kelowna is carrying an online video of Josh’s amazing recovery here .
Some of the video is quite graphic so readers are warned that burns are shown. However, this shows what an incredible recovery young Josh has undergone in the space of just a few months.
We wish Josh an even more accelerated return to full health.
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.