via Loren Coleman @ cryptozoonews.com:
One of the greatest chroniclers of the Sasquatch phenomenon has passed on to another part of his journey.
John Willison Green, who was born on February 12, 1927, died May 28, 2016 in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, at the age 89. His family withheld the news from the general public until early June 2016.
The tireless Canadian journalist was one of the world’s foremost researchers of Sasquatch in the world.
John Green has enriched the study of unknown hair-covered primates in North America for decades. He once told a reporter he had a database of more than 3000 sighting and track reports, before the advent of the Internet. He holds the title as the first primary chronicler in Sasquatch studies. His work in the field had lead some to affectionately refer to John Green as “Mr. Sasquatch.”
John Green was born and raised in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia. His father was Howard Green, a long-time Member of the Canadian Parliament and a Cabinet Minister. His mother, Marion Green (nee Mounce), was the daughter of a Vancouver Island lumber baron and the first woman to graduate from the University of British Columbia (UBC) school of Agricultural Sciences.
John Green’s writing career began in 1944. When Green was a student at the UBC, he wrote for the student newspaper, The Ubyssey and the Totem yearbooks. He also covered campus news for the Vancouver Province. After graduating at 19 (UBC, BA, 1946, major English), he immediately went to Columbia University, and soon obtained a Masters in Journalism.
Green worked part-time for The Globe and Mail in New York City, and then for two years as a full-time reporter at the paper’s Toronto headquarters. He returned to Vancouver to cover local news for The Province, worked for a time at the Victoria Times Colonist, and then decided to purchase the Agassiz-Harrison Advance in 1954.
As a journalist and publisher, Green had access to a variety of British Columbia news, and was first asked about Sasquatch in 1956 when Swiss-born René Dahinden entered Green’s office to inquiry about two-legged upright creatures, like the Abominable Snowmen, reported in the area. Green told Dahinden the accounts were nonsense.
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