John Kirk is the president of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club (BCSCC), an international organization whose status has grown as the International Society of Cryptozoology (ISC) has lapsed into relative inactivity in recent years.
Kirk became interested in cryptozoology in 1987 after two sightings of Ogopogo. The BCSCC was founded by Paul LeBlond, Jim Clark, and Kirk in May 1989, with the inaugural meeting held at Simon Fraser University. The BCSCC newsletter, which Kirk edits, has published thirty-four issues through 1998.
Kirk has had a varied career in mass communication. Previously a television producer and on-camera presenter with Asia Television and a broadcaster and producer with the British Forces Broadcasting Service, Kirk has also produced and presented numerous documentaries, corporate videos, commercials, and educational programs. Kirk has appeared on many programs on TV and radio to discuss cryptozoology, including Myths and Mysteries and Strange Science, both on the Learning Channel.
His fieldwork reports have also been published in Cryptozoology, the journal of the International Society of Cryptozoology. He is the author of In the Domain of the lake Monsters (1998). Currently he is writing books on topics as wide-ranging as dragons and Sasquatch.
As president of the BCSCC, Kirk oversees the activities of one of the most fieldwork-oriented cryptozoological clubs in the world today. The BCSCC has staged numerous expeditions to Okanagan Lake in search of Ogopogo, the resident monster, and has conducted surveys of witnesses and investigated the Sea Serpent dubbed Caddy, or Cadborosaurus. It has also launched forays into the montane forests of the Pacific Northwest in search of Bigfoot/Sasquatch.
The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters,Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature
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