Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 30th, 2011
Due to some redesigning that will be occurring in the new International Cryptozoology Museum space, the Bigfoot at 661 Congress Street will be moving sooner than anticipated. The beast will be transported to its new nearby digs earlier in October than originally planned because easier transportation access will be impossible after a specific wall is completed. While the Congress Street location of the International Cryptozoology Museum will continue to be open in October, however, for a couple weeks, it will be without its landmark Bigfoot.
Here, below, is the last published photo of the critter in its present (old) location (the Bigfoot is not the one wearing a striped shirt):
“We’re going to move the Bigfoot down the street,” Loren Coleman said of the 8-foot-tall, 400-pound “Crookston Bigfoot,” created by Wisconsin artist Curtis Christensen, which was permanently added to the collection of the International Cryptozoology Museum in 2004. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.