GRIMM, JACK (1925-1998)
Jack Grimm, who came to be known through media stories about his “quixotic quests” to find Bigfoot, Noah’s Ark, the Loch Ness Monsters, and the Titanic was, with Tom Slick and F. Kirk Johnson, among the Texas millionaires who gave financial and other support to cryptozoology.
Founder of Grimm Oil Company, the man known in his native Abilene as “Cadillac Jack” spent a reported $2 million to find and salvage the Titanic in the 1980s. He recovered approximately 1,700 artifacts from the wreckage in 1987 but has not been credited with finding the legendary ship first.
In the 1970s Grimm spent millions of dollars in quests for Noah’s Ark and Nessie. He hired two photographers to slog through the western Canadian wilderness in a futile hunt for Sasquatch.
Grimm died on January 8, 1998.
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