It is with great sadness that another friend and colleague has passed on.
John Bindernagel, PHD lost his battle with cancer January 17th 2018. He was a clear and logical mind in the field of Sasquatch research at a time when insane thinking is becoming the norm. This, most of all, is the reason he will be missed by myself and others.
John was educated at the University of Guelph, Ontario Canada, as well as the University of Wisconsin, USA. John told me he became interested in the Sasquatch Question in 1965, and moved to BC in 1975 when he began to research the mystery personally. I first met him in 1993, if my memory is correct. He would publish two fine books on the subject and was often contacted by myself and others when something happened on Vancouver Island as he and his family resided in Courtenay, British Columbia. John was always available to add his expertise as a Wildlife Biologist to on going cases under investigation.
John Bindernagel will be greatly missed. I will never forget him.
I have no idea if this documentary has gone forward or been forgotten about. I also do not remember doing this interview? I have done quite a few so they kind of get blurred in the old memory department. But a friend of mine stumbled upon this a few months ago and I thought I would post it here.
It is very gratifying that the originator of a proposed scientific discipline has provided us with his knowledge and detailed justification for this discipline — The Science of Hominology.
Dmitri Bayanov (born 1932) worked directly with Professor Boris Porshnev and other early
Russian scientists investigating the possible existence of Relic Hominids. Bayanov’s long journey began in the early 1960s and has continued until this day. His books cover the subject from the dawn of written communications in Europe and Asia, and then in North
Dmitri Bayanov coined the term “Hominology” and from the outset has sought to convince the general scientific community that there is enough evidence to move this subject from the realm of myth and “cryptozoology” to “true science.” His “arguments” reflect his significant understanding of the subject and depth of his studies.
What he presents is truly convincing.
My personal opinion on this new publication is this: I have read it. I enjoyed it. I found it thought provoking. I do recommend it.
A very dear lady to me lost her battle with cancer on May 30th, 2017.
I first met Vera after herself and another dear friend of mine, Christina, came to my home to tell me of a strange creature Vera had encountered just outside her home on the afternoon of September 21st, 2011. She had come outside to see why her next door neighbors’ dogs were barking so much when she caught sight of something strange just behind the tree line which separates her home with the railway tracks. The details of this encounter I have already published (Steenburg File# 10173).
After the two had stared at each other for about 30 seconds, which seemed much longer to Vera, the subject simply walked away from her down the rail line towards, what was locally known as, Crazy Creek. She never saw it again. She then contacted Christina and told her about what she saw, and it was Christina whom told her to talk to me; which we did the following evening.
At first Vera didn’t want any word of her account getting out and, in fact, when I went to investigate at the sight, she told the locals that I was there to look into a Mountain Lion she had seen. At the time she was a foster mom and was afraid that if word got out that she had seen a possible Sasquatch that might be used against her.
But over the years as we got to know each other she relaxed a bit over the whole affair and took part when I asked in radio and television documentaries on the the subject and had even come along with me on few day expositions. One such Radio show was titled ”Footsteps’ and aired in 2015. Some of the TV programs were: ‘BC is Awesome’ which aired in 2016; ‘Finding Bigfoot’ when they filmed up on the Chehalis Reserve in 2015; and ‘Red Earth Uncovered’ which was filmed in the fall of 2016 and is due to air in 2018. It is a program of First Nation perspective, and Vera being of First Nation birth herself, I felt was a natural choice for their Sasquatch episode.
Vera lost her battle with Cancer on May 30, 2017 passing away at the Mission General Hospital with her family there with her.
I was asked by the organizers of this year’s BC Hunting Show at the Trade Ex Complex in Abbotsford to give a public talk on the history and continued investigation into the on-going Sasquatch mystery in British Columbia. I was asked to give one talk each day of the show which ran from March 2 through to the 5th, 2017.
It was a good show all around with displays and outdoor gear that any Sasquatch researcher or any active outdoor sportsman would appreciate. Especially if he or she is a resent lottery winner! Good lord, the prices of most of this stuff!!
I still had to do my night job so this was 4 days straight with little or no sleep but with the help of colleagues it went well, I think. Many of the public engaged in asking questions and telling stories about themselves or friends and relatives in the past who had reported encounters with the Sasquatch. Even the grandson of Albert Ostman stopped by to talk.
The Unwonted Sasquatch is a new soon-to-be released documentary filmed during the summer heat wave of 2015. I have not seen it yet but was sent the DVD cover poster by the producer yesterday. I believe, right now, copies can be purchased on amazon.
On Monday, September 19, 2016, I was paid a visit by the host and film crew of the new documentary program, Red Earth Uncovered. They filmed and asked questions on the subject of the Sasquatch for 4 hours. We went into great detail.
They also talked to Sasquatch witness and researcher, Brad Trent, who came up to my place from across the river . Tomorrow, they plan to go into the field with Bill Miller up the east side of Harrison Lake for some more filming. They will end their visit after talking to three witnesses from my files.
They also plan to interview the tribal elders on the Chehalis Reserve, where the name Sasquatch was first used and introduced to the non-native community in British Columbia on April 1st, 1929. This program looks at the world through the eyes of Canada’s First Nations. So it is only natural that they should devote an episode to the Sasquatch question.
This program will air sometime in 2018, I believe.