John Kirk first became interested in cryptozoology in 1987 after two sightings of the Lake Okanagan monster known to the locals as Ogopogo. Two years later, in May of 1999, John Kirk along with Paul LeBlond and Jim Clark founded the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, or BCSCC. Kirk was named the BCSCC’s first president, a position which he still holds today, he oversees all activities of the organization which has become one of the most fieldwork oriented cryptozoological clubs in the world today.
Kirk’s varied background in mass communication, previously a television producer and on camera presenter with both Asia Television and British Forces Broadcasting Services, has allowed him to produce and present numerous documentaries, corporate videos, commercials and educational programs. He has appeared on many Television and Radio programs to discuss cryptozoology, including Myths and Mysteries and Strange Science, both produced by the Learning Channel.
His writings frequently appear in the BCSCC’s newsletter, which he edits, and his fieldwork reports are frequently published in Cryptozoology, the journal of the International Society of Cryptozoology. Today the BCSCC, lead by John Kirk, has staged numerous expeditions to Okanagan Lake in search of Ogopogo, along with investigating reports of the Sea Serpent dubbed Caddy, or Cadborosaurus. They also have launched several forays into the wilds of the Pacific Northwest in search of Bigfoot/Sasquatch.
Quick Info: (where applicable)
Date of Birth: 1955
Current Location: Canada
• In the Domain of the Lake Monsters (1998)
Schooling and/or Degrees:
• British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club (founder and president)
• Crypto Safari (vice president)
• Clan Kirk Society (president)