Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Bigfoot Legend John Green Has Passed Away (February 12, 1927 - May 28, 2016)


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 RenĂ© 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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23 comments:

  1. It's odd how Bigfoot is the only fringe topic where its "skeptics" are more demented and obsessed than its "believers".

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    1. So you admit that believers are demented and obsessed?

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    2. OMG..Get a life Resume.

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    3. Maybe but they are certainly right.

      Remember , bigfoot don`t exist.

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    4. Joe doesn`t have any valid evidence.He never will.

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    5. TOM STEENBURG is a Handsome and debonair "GENT"!!!!

      Joe

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  2. More DAWGMAN fer U SAFETY ...

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  3. Rest in peace Mr. Green. You were a nice man.

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    1. And Kimbo Slice also passed.

      rest in peace mr Green and Mr Slice.

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    2. Never, ever, let someone tell you that you can't get famous by fighting a random dude behind a Taco Bell and putting it up on Youtube.

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    3. AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! SOME LOOSER BET ME A TACO HE COULD KNOCK ME OUT WITH ONE PUNCH. HE DID BUT WHEN I WAS OUT SOME OF THE LETTUCE FROM HIS TACO FELL INTO MOUTH. WHEN I WOKE UP I CHEWED ON HIS TACO LETTUCE SWALLOWED IT. AHAHHAHAHHAHA!!!! I WON!!!!!

      Vote BERNIE!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. a big loss to the bigfoot community

    Joe

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  5. John will of course be greatly missed by all serious students and thinkers in this field. More than anyone, Green laid out its logical and historical basis, and he did so cogently, with a rational mind not prone to flights of fancy or exaggeration for attention. I met him in 2003, and it was a great honor to encounter one of the heroic and mysterious figures of my childhood. I first read his books from the library, at age 10.

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    1. "serious students and thinkers"?

      Pardon?

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    2. ^ That counts Joe out then.

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    3. ...I think he realized the importance of reports that came before ape-men were sensationalized in the 50's..Along with that he highlighted the Indian legends and artifacts..The man was definitely a co-founder of cryptozoology because he added antiquarianism to the list of disciplines which make up the subject...The only negative is a lack of scrutiny: it seems he believed everyone and everything..Dahindren balanced that out though...RIP Mr. Green and thanks for popularizing this subject which we all enjoy, skeptics, deniers and proponents...

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  6. Funny i just brushed through "Sasquatch apes among us" a few days ago for the first time in years and let my girlfriends sun borrow it. A honest dedicated researcher never tried to pull any bs to get rich or publicity. Rip John

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  7. Germany’s Future Is Burka Clad Women ....
    its for there SAFETY

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  8. Think of all the Sasquatch that also knew John Green throughout the years. Where are their compelling obituaries? R.I.P. J-Green!

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  9. RIP John Green. You were a real gentleman.

    I hope that some day deceased researchers like John Green and Grover Krantz are vindicated.

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  10. Mr. John Green was one of the last of the original Sasquatch legends that introduced the world to "Bigfoot". You will be missed but never forgotten.

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