Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 11th, 2009
Photograph of the ICM’s front window by David Buscher.
The International Cryptozoology Museum will have extended hours today, Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2009, from 10 am to 6 pm.
Don’t forget, this coming Saturday afternoon, November 14th, Cryptomundo’s & Texas Bigfoot’s Craig Woolheater, the Believe It Tour’s Mike Esordi and the Bigfoot Field Reporter Sharonlee will be at the museum.
The following new images have been shared by recent visitors.
From John Rozum and his son Dash who drove from Cape Cod to view the collection:
From David Buscher:
Your museum director is shown with an ICM visitor (Rob) from Baltimore, Maryland. David and Rob rode the train up to see the museum.
Finally, for the record, here is a complete copy of the Wireless Flash News story that was sent out to 800 media outlets yesterday:
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Bigfoot Attracts Crowds
PORTLAND, Maine (Wireless Flash – FlashNews) – Even after all these years, Bigfoot still knows how to draw in a crowd.
Loren Coleman, a leading cryptozoologist, just opened a new museum in Maine dedicated to curious creatures like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Yeti.
The International Cryptozoology Museum is housed in the back of The Green Hand Bookshop.
It features Coleman’s personal collection of unusual crypto artifacts including an eight-foot Bigfoot created by an artist, Bigfoot poop and hair samples, and skulls of other mystery animals.
Though most visitors inquire about Bigfoot, Coleman’s goal is to keep folks “open-minded” about various cryptids.
He gives daily guided tours and presents evidence to visitors proving that these weird creatures really do exist.
Coleman is happy to have his collection in a public space since for years he ran the museum out of his own home.
Now that his eight-foot Bigfoot has moved out, he has much more room to entertain.
Here’s another Jessica Meuse snapshot from the Grand Opening, © International Cryptozoology Museum 2009:
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.