FAREWELL, JC JOHNSON
On 3 February 2018, the international cryptozoological community lost another major figure with the passing of celebrated bigfoot field researcher Jc Johnson as a result of double pneumonia. Born in Arizona but based in Minnesota since mid-2017, as a professional outdoors guide of more than 20 years’ standing Jc’s knowledge of the wilds and also of bigfoot lore was legendary, and he was always much sought after, both by other bigfoot researchers and the mass media, for his unrivalled field skills and experience; and not just in relation to bigfoot. Indeed, he was fondly nicknamed the Indiana Jones of cryptozoology, because as CEO, President, and founder of Crypto Four Corners, he led numerous teams of researchers on field investigations into a wide range of mystery beasts reputedly inhabiting the remote Four Corners wilderness region of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, including alleged man-beasts, pterodactyls, giant snakes, skin-walkers, dogmen, and much more.
Jc and I never met, but he was one of my very first Facebook friends, right back at the beginning of my apprehensive entry onto the social media stage a decade ago, and he always took a great interest in my own researches and writings, just as I did in his. Our deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences here at FT go to all of Jc’s many other friends and cryptozoological colleagues but above all to his family.