Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 7th, 2010
“The discovery that Homo floresiensis survived until so very recently, in geological terms, makes it more likely that stories of other mythical, human-like creatures such as Yetis are founded on grains of truth….Now, cryptozoology, the study of such fabulous creatures, can come in from the cold.” ~ Henry Gee, editor, “Flores, God and Cryptozoology” Nature (October 27, 2004).
Could it be?
Will the truth be told about what the Sasquatch was looking for when it crossed the road?
Will the next decade be the one where “cryptos” ~ a word meaning “cryptozoologists,” and used and/or coined by folks such as DWA, Ole Bub, and perhaps even first here, way back in March 2006, by draconica ~ come into their own?
What are your cryptid, cryptozoology and cryptozoologist predictions for the 2010s?
One thing I think I see on the horizon: “Cryptos” will be the new “in” word for the next decade, just as “cryptid” was for the last decade.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.