Wild Man of the Woods, 1831

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 11th, 2011

Frederick, Maryland, Frederick Town Herald, February 12, 1831.

Flournay, Patrick C. – A Fearful and Wonderful Animal, The Indiana Quarterly Magazine of History, Vol.VII, No.4 DECEMBER, 1911.

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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.

3 Responses to “Wild Man of the Woods, 1831”

  1. lordoftheonionrings responds:

    Wow a tail 30 yards long, even if he meant feet thats a pretty significant tail.

  2. arewethereyeti responds:

    Let’s see: a 30-yard prehensile tail – that’s 90 feet(!); one silver dollar-sized cyclopean eye; hair AND feathers; feet like a bear; and a head able to rotate 1,440 degrees – an owl’s max. is, I’ve read, something like 270 degrees?

    Sounds pretty far fetched to me – except for the fact that the creature’s head was reported to be “of usual dimensions.” How do we reconcile this? Based upon the description given, I’d say what we have here is, at least, 1/4 of a ONE-EYED, one-horned, flying, purple people eater! 😉

    More likely, though, it seems we have yet another case of a reporter/editor needing to fill some extra space, or trying to increase readership, with a fanciful eye-catching story.

  3. forsakenfuture responds:

    Well that would be an interesting creature.

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