Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 28th, 2007
The 2010 Olympics are taking on a decidedly cryptozoological slant with two of their three official mascots being partially based on cryptids.
There is no doubt that the Sasquatch-influenced Quatchi and the weird Bear-Thunderbird-Guardian Spirit Sumi will give us much to ponder as these games get closer.
I especially look forward to seeing what kind of Quatchi cultural and souvenir Sasquatch spillovers these British Columbian events will produce. But why the boots? Doesn’t that kind of defeat the fun of leaving big footprints behind?
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.