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Sasquatch in British Columbia (ebook)

A Chronology of Incidents & Important Events

by (author) Christopher L. Murphy & Thomas Steenburg

Hancock House
Initial publish date
May 2019
Visionary & Metaphysical, Primatology, Unexplained Phenomena
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A complete reference on sasquatch in BC, from fossilized footprints and petroglyphs to modern-day sightings and current scientific research. The most comprehensive work on the history of sasquatch in BC, this book includes the earliest fossilized indications of the existence of the creature, every documented sighting and experience, along with complete outlines of research undertaken by both pioneers in the field and modern-day scientists. Historical photos and a 32-page color section. A great reference and also a fascinating read. Early reports in British Columbia were the first to call attention to the possible existence of sasquatch, and such reports have persisted for over two hundred years. This work covers the earliest history of the province to the present day, and draws upon the findings of all major sasquatch researchers in British Columbia and information reported in the press and other media. It also includes important sasquatch-related events that involved BC researchers and their quest to resolve the phenomenon. Several of the great pioneers in the field of sasquatch studies have now passed away. Who they were and their legacy have been provided as both a tribute and a historical reference. This work is intended to be a major reference for the history of the sasquatch in British Columbia. However, it is also a fascinating read for those simply interested in the subject.

About the authors

Christopher L. Murphy retired in 1994 after 36 years of service with the British Columbia Telephone Company (now Telus). During his career, he authored four books on business processes. After retirement he taught a night school course on vendor quality management at the B.C. Institute of Technology. An avid philatelist, Chris has written several books on Masonic Philately. Chris got involved in the sasquatch mystery when he met Rene Dahinden, who lived nearby, in 1993. He then worked with Rene in producing posters from the Patterson/Gimlin film and marketing sasquatch footprint casts. In 1996, Chris republished Roger Patterson's 1966 book, Do Abominable Snowmen of America Really Exist?, and Fred Beck's book, I Fought the Apemen of Mt. St. Helens. In 1997, Chris published Bigfoot in Ohio: Encounters with the Grassman, a book he authored in association with Joedy Cook and George Clappison of Ohio. In 2000, Chris embarked on a project to assemble a comprehensive pictorial presentation on the sasquatch. This initiative led to his 2004 sasquatch exhibit at the Vancouver (BC) Museum and the publication of Meet the Sasquatch, the first edition of this book. In due course, Chris wrote a supplemental section to Roger Patterson's book, which was republished in 2005 by Hancock House Publishers under the title, The Bigfoot Film Controversy. The following year, Chris updated his Ohio book, again with his two previous associates, and it was published in 2006 by Hancock House under the title, Bigfoot Encounters in Ohio: Quest for the Grassman. Chris's sasquatch exhibit next traveled to the Museum of Mysteries in Seattle, where it was displayed for five months in 2005. In June of the following year, it opened at the Museum of Natural History in Pocatello Idaho, where it was shown for 15 months. Chris has also attended and presented at many sasquatch symposiums, and has taken part in several television documentaries on the subject.

Christopher L. Murphy's profile page

THOMAS STEENBURG went directly from high school into the Canadian Army. He served with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, 1st Battalion, Calgary Alberta. He interest in the sasquatch extends back to his childhood and in 1979 he commenced highly active research in Alberta. After leaving the army in 1986, he went on to author three books on sasquatch sightings and incidents in both Alberta and British Columbia. He moved to Mission, British Columbia in 2003 primary to facilitate conducting personal sasquatch research in this province. Tom has made many presentations at sasquatch symposiums and is highly regarded in the field of sasquatch studies as a down to earth researcher. He is one of the few researchers who actively purses evidence of the creature in its wilderness domain. An entry on Tom's activities is included in this volume under Tributes - Canadian and American Researchers. Thomas Steenburg has been fascinated with these creatures and cryptozoology in general since he was a child. He has been actively researching the mystery since 1978. This is Thomas' third book on the subject; he is also the author of Bigfoot-Sasquatch: The Continuing Mystery, another Hancock House title. Thomas will persist in his pursuit of the sasquatch until the question of their existence has been answered, one way or the other.

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