Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 28th, 2007
This was dispatched by the Wireless Flash News Service today, based, of course, on my “Top Ten Bigfoot Stories of 2007.” (For the record, I’ve noted some of the media-added errors.)
2007 BRINGS BIGFOOT BACK TO THE STATES
PORTLAND, Maine (Wireless Flash) — 2007 was big year for Bigfoot in America.
Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman says the past year has launched Bigfoot into the spotlight and brought back interest for the hairy creature in America after some very credible stateside sightings.
For instance, the red-haired “skunk ape” lurking around in Florida suggested that a relative of Bigfoot may be living in the Sunshine State.
Thanks to the Sci-Fi Channel’s mythbusting show, “Destination Truth,” the Yeti got some play in 2007 with a November episode which showed the film crew discovering a footprint they believed to be a Yeti’s in the Khumbu region of Nepal. [There was no broadcast showing this, but only a news conference discussing the discovery and future program. Perhaps Flash News is mixing that event with the November History Channel broadcast of the Sasquatch Attack episode on “MonsterQuest.” – LC]
2007 was the 40th anniversary of the infamous [humm? what does infamy have to do with it? – LC] “Patterson-Gimlin” 1967 Bigfoot footage, which shows a female Sasquatch running [she’s strolling – LC] in the woods in Bluff Creek, California, and remains the best piece of evidence for Bigfoot to this day.
The Jacob’s Creature in Florida [this should be Pennsylvania, of course – LC] also created a Bigfoot buzz, and although the picture is believed to be a mangy bear, Coleman says the photos still helped get people talking about the possibilities of Bigfoot.
Finally, the 2010 Winter Olympics mascots were announced this year and one of the icons includes a Sasquatch named “Quatchi.”
CONTACT: Loren Coleman; cryptomundo.com
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.