The bigfoot world is still mourning the loss of one of its legendary characters, John Green. Here's a fantastic article remembering Green, and all that he did.
Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs lost one of its former mayors, sasquatch hunters and Lions club founder last week.
John Willison Green died on May 28 in Chilliwack, at the age of 89, after what his children described as a long and varied life.
His passion for writing brought him, his wife of more than 60 years named June, and five children to Agassiz and then Harrison in 1954, after purchasing the Agassiz-Harrison Advance newspaper.
Prior to moving to town, Green graduated from Columbia University in New York with an M.A. in Journalism, and he worked for the Toronto Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Province, and the Victoria Colonist.
As both owner and editor of The Advance, Green learned to use the Linotype machine and printing presses.
Shortly after moving, Green became intrigued by the mysterious sasquatch after the Village of Harrison Hot Springs proposed the idea of a “sasquatch hunt, in 1958 as a B.C. Centennial project.
The publicity sparked by the town’s request soon produced reports about large fresh footprints sighted in the forests of northern California.
Green couldn’t fight the temptation to investigate, so he took a look for himself.
Along the way, he met many sasquatch and Bigfoot hunters, such as Rene Dahinden and Bob Titmus, as well as Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin – who made the only realistic film of a Bigfoot.
Green took a reporter-savvy approach to his interest in the sasquatch, and interviewed others who reported sightings, travelled to sighting locations, and made casts of footprints.
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