Monthly Archives: August 2016

Jacko

Two posts ago I talked about taking John Kirk, (President of the BCSCC) to the site of the Classic Jacko capture.  Since then, I have taken two other colleagues there, Bill Reid, and another who wishes to remain anonymous, neither of them had ever been to the site.  As far as I know before myself, along with Bill Miller, and the late Barry Blount who made a trip to find it in 2009, no other researcher had ever tried to find it.  Chris Murphy did attempt to find it but went to the wrong location, and it took some time for myself to convince him of that fact.

One of my colleagues pointed out that until now,  no researcher had ever published a video from the the site, either. So we did just that.  I hope you find the story of Jacko from the place he was allegedly captured interesting – it is truly a Sasquatch Classic tale.

Thomas Steenburg

Jacko Site Revisit

Jacko capture site. Photographed in 2009. T. Steenburg
Jacko capture site. Photographed in 2009.
T. Steenburg

John Kirk, president of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, (try saying that 5 times fast), or BCSCC for short, contacted me to ask if I would mind taking him to the site of a Sasquatch Classic. The Jacko capture site is near Tunnel #4 , north of Yale, British Columbia.  For those of you reading this who have never heard of this incident, Jacko was the name given to a creature captured by rail way workers outside of Yale, BC in the year 1884.

John Kirk, along with Ms Winona Rouillard, came by my place at noon on August 4, 2016 and my duties as guide had commenced.  I just hoped I didn’t miss the ‘easy to pass-by if you blink’ turn off which gets you at least within 20 minutes walk from Tunnel Number 4.

Hottest time of the day it was and one has to wonder, thinking back to those times during the gold rush, what it must have been like for those folks wearing heavy wool clothing and long-john underwear , even in the heat of the summer?

 

John and Winona scan the cliff where Jacko was alleged to have been captured
John and Winona scan the cliff where Jacko was alleged to have been captured

I think John enjoyed finally seeing for himself the site of this ‘Sasquatch Classic ‘ tale.

Thomas Steenburg