Green, John

John Green (1927– ) One of the leading experts on the apeman known as bigfoot or Sasquatch, John Green has written extensively on cases of Sasquatch sightings, chronicling more than two thousand reports of such sightings. His book Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us (1978) is considered one of the most important works on the subject. Green began investigating Sasquatch stories in 1957, while a journalism student at Columbia University, and for the next three decades he wrote numerous newspaper stories about the creature in British Columbia. He continues to investigate sightings and is a popular lecturer at conferences devoted to their study.


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John Green was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. After receiving a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1958, Green was, for more than thirty years, a newspaperman from Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia.

Green is one of the leading figures in the field, having started investigating Bigfoot/Sasquatch reports in 1957, and worked with Tom Slick, Rene Dahinden, Bob Titmus, and others in California and British Columbia in the early days of the inquiries. He is a major influence on Bigfoot researchers because he actively wrote about his and others' Sasquatch research. He published several monographs that became the standard references for the Canadian cryptid, and wrote the classic book on the North American subject, Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us (1978).

Green chronicled some of the more famous cases, such as those of William Roe, who raised his rifle but did not shoot at a female Bigfoot in 1955, and Albert Ostman, who was kidnapped by a family of the unknown hairy giants in 1924. Green reportedly has gathered more than two thousand sightings, and several hundred incidents of giant footprint finds. He speaks frequently at Bigfoot conferences, continues to interview witnesses, and conducts on-site examinations of the Sasquatch phenomenon throughout the Pacific Northwest.



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