Mark A. Hall, Cryptozoologist and Fortean, Dies

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 3rd, 2016

Loren Coleman shares news of his close friend and colleague Mark A. Hall’s passing.

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My extremely close friend, colleague, co-author, and fellow Midwesterner, Mark A. Hall, died on the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2016. He was such a quiet force in the foundation thinking taking place in cryptozoology, it may be years before the younger researchers realize what a loss this is. But for me, it is immediate and is a powerful punch to the gut.

Mark’s brother had passed away a few years ago, and then his brother’s widow, Shelia had become a lifeline for Mark in recent years. Shelia Hall was able to be with Mark last night, when he talked for over an hour to her, saying again that he was happy his research was in good hands with the International Cryptozoology Museum. She was able to be with him today, and shared that Mark passed away very peacefully.

Mark had been challenged by various forms of cancer for years, winning sometimes, and more recently, losing the battle despite conversations and communications that he was only suffering temporary set-backs. He clearly wanted to write more, think more, and discover more answers to the mysteries that interested him. I am overwhelmed with grief at the loss of such an important contemporary of mine.

Mark was born on June 14, 1946, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and turned 70 years old on his last birthday.

Read Loren’s obituary for Mark here.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.





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