It’s down to the wire, folks. The British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club challenges individuals and other cryptozoology, Bigfoot, and related groups to follow their lead.
In a remarkable across-the-border gesture of support for the new International Cryptozoology Museum, the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club donated, on September 18th, $1500 US to assist with half of the moving costs, for the hopeful success of the permanent exhibition. The BCSCC has made the ICM relocation to downtown Portland, Maine, occur a little more effortlessly.
A huge round of applause for our friends to the North! But the set-up is far for over and smaller donations from individuals and greater funding are still badly needed. The BCSCC calls on others to not drop the ball now, when it is all so close to achievement.
Adam McGirr, one of the primary officers of the BCSCC, noted when forwarding the donation: “I do hope the greater cryptozoological community will continue to work together to support each other. This is a major milestone for the field so thanks for hanging in there through the tough times.”
Realizing that long-term support is needed, McGirr, on behalf of the BCSCC, expressed the hope that their show of solid financial assistance to the International Cryptozoology Museum will encourage donations from $10 to $50 from individuals, in a widening grassroot approach. McGirr also felt that seeing the BCSCC step forward might positively challenge similar large donations from corporate sponsors, patrons, and other cryptozoology and Bigfoot organizations. That hasn’t occurred yet, but he was hopeful it would.
The International Cryptozoology Museum thanks the The British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club deeply for their support. It is contributions like this, as well as all donations, no matter what the size, received from so many, which will turn the museum into a successful, surviving exhibition effort ~ and will create a foundation for the future.
The British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club (BCSCC) was founded in 1989, and employs one original logo that incorporates a drawing of a Cadborosaurus (the Cadboro Bay Sea Serpent) and a Sasquatch (Bigfoot). It honors the origins of the group and is still used today on some BCSCC tee-shirts.
The BCSCC today also uses another logo, as their flag, shown up top, on their expeditions.
In terms of a contemporary flavor, the BCSCC is presently using a header on their homepage that contains their newest logo. The centerpiece suggests the combined imagery of the Cadborosaurus (Caddy) and the Ogopogo.
The BCSCC is Canada’s premiere cryptozoological organization but encourages interested researchers from all over the globe to apply for membership. The BCSCC’s approach to Cryptozoology is scientific and actual field research is carried out by our members.
The BCSCC Quarterly Newsletter is issued regularly and the delivery of the newsletter is available to members by traditional mail or electronically in Adobe PDF format. Check out their “Cryptids” page for updated profiles on some popular and lesser-known cryptids, as well as a complete searchable list of different species of cryptids worldwide.
The BCSCC is looking for people who are both passionate and serious to join their ranks and help elevate Cryptozoology as a science. See their website here.
Join the BCSCC in supporting the International Cryptozoology Museum as it opens publicly in downtown Portland, Maine. Have your name added to the plaque on the wall of the museum honoring everyone who gives, all of whom are “Museum Heroes,” no matter what amount donated. Have your name listed, along with other patrons and benefactors like the BCSCC, Matt Walker, David Pescovitz, John Hodgman, and Kevin Hemenway!
Please click on the button below (not the one up top) to take you to PayPal to send in your museum donation.
If you wish to send in your donation via the mails, by way of an international money order or, for the USA, via a check (made out to “International Cryptozoology Museum”) or money order, please use this snail mail address:
Loren Coleman, Director
International Cryptozoology Museum
PO Box 360
Portland, ME 04112
Thank you, and come visit the museum at 661 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101, beginning November 1, 2009!! This educational/scientific/natural history museum is not a 501(c)3, and thus survives from support from friends like you, not grants. Your donations are greatly appreciated.