Founded in 1989 by writer James A. Clark, marine biologist Paul LeBlond, and television documentarian John Kirk, the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club (BCSCC) is a broadly based membership of enthusiasts interested in the investigation of various animals as yet unidentified by science. It publishes a quarterly, CryptoNews. Kirk is its current president.
The group holds that British Columbia produces more sightings and reports of unknown terrestrial and aquatic animals per capita than any other locale in the world. Unidentified animals have been reported in more than thirty lakes around the province, and sightings of Bigfoot/Sasquatch and a marine cryptid dubbed Caddy or Cadborosaurus are legion.
Regular meetings are held in a variety of British Columbia cities, with special guest speakers well-versed in cryptozoology or allied fields holding the floor. The BCSCC is the annual joint-organizer, along with the Vancouver Sasquatch Society, Columbia Brewery, and the North American Science Institute, of the International Sasquatch Symposium held in various venues around the city of Vancouver, most recently on the University of British Columbia campus.
Club members have participated in four expeditions to Okanagan Lake to obtain evidence for the existence of Ogopogo, a large aquatic animal said to resemble the Sea Serpent reported for centuries. Seven club members have sighted the creature on several occasions, and some interesting footage of the animal has been recorded on videotape. BCSCC Sasquatch investigation director Anthony Vanzuilekom has found a footprint as well as hairs that may belong to the enigmatic hominid.
Postal Address: BCSCC
c/o Suite 89, 6141 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia V5H 2T9
The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters,Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature
Written by Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark – Copyright 1999 Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark