The following is an ongoing, constantly updated master list of the “Top Lists of 2009,” which specifically contain information of interest to cryptozoology.
1. The Top 10 Cryptozoology Stories of 2009 ~ Cryptomundo
2. Top Ten Cryptozoology Books of 2009 ~ Cryptomundo
3. Top Ten Nessie Stories for 2009 ~ Cryptomundo
4. Top Ten Worst Bigfoot Stories of 2009 ~ Cryptomundo
5. Top Ten 2009 Cryptozoology Deaths ~ Cryptomundo
6. Top Ten Coelacanth Bulletins Of 2009 ~ Cryptomundo
7. Cryptozoologist of 2009 ~ Cryptomundo
8. Top Ten New Species 2009 ~ International Institue for Species Exploration
9. Weird, Wicked Weird: What A Year ~ Lewiston Sun-Journal
10. Top New Species ~ National Geographic
11. Top Ten New Species ~ Time
[Time incorrectly used a 2007 photo of another new giant rat previously discovered to illustrate the 2009 discovery of an entirely different new species of rat. – LC]
The other giant woolly rat (pictured above, and mistakenly tagged by Time as this year’s “new rat”) was found in the Foja Mountains of Papua New Guinea by a Conservation International expedition; it was announced in 2007.
12. Top Ten Dino Discoveries of 2009 ~ Smithsonian
13. Top Ten New Species ~ Arizona State University
14. Top Ten Discoveries ~ National Geographic
15. Top Ten Discoveries ~ Time
Extra: Top Fortean Books of 2009 ~ Twilight Language
Check back, as end of year lists will be added as they are published, sent in, and/or discovered.
Deep appreciation to Rex Sorgatz for the decade’s long work that he has done in sharing his compilations of the annual lists of lists.
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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.