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First Cryptid Sighting of 2012?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 7th, 2012

Contrary to rumor, Loren Coleman does not own a monographed shirt.  Art by Peter Loh.

There was a sighting of a Mystery Cat crossing an intersection going into the mountains of Maui, Hawaii, at 9:11 am local time on January 6, 2011. That may have been the first sighting of 2011.

What was the first cryptozoological sighting of 2012?

About Loren Coleman
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.


One Response to “First Cryptid Sighting of 2012?”

  1. Shelley responds:

    A hunter trapped a live male mountain lion in SE Missouri last week. This was about 30 miles from the Mississippi, near the Mark Twain National Forest. At one point, with the very angry cat in a humane trap in the back of his pickup truck, he drove to the nearest town and showed him off, before the cat was picked up by the conservation people to be tagged and released. They said he was one of about 30 seen in the past year or so in SE MO, including the one seen in Chesterfield last year, a western suburb of St. Louis.

    Not exactly a cryptid, except to the by-the-books folk who insist they are extinct in this area.

    We have been having exceptionally nice weather for January, so perhaps there will be more people outside and also more cryptids to be seen?



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