Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 23rd, 2007
Voters from Cryptomundo appear to have had an impact on the Round 2 polling for “The Seven Fortean Wonders of the World.”
The final results for Round 2 are in, and of 151 votes, fully 35% (53 votes) were for “Bigfoot / Yeti.”
After the choice of the location of Loch Ness was lost in Round 1, due to neglect on the part of our community, I felt it important for our voices to be heard by voting for the only cryptozoology choice left: “Bigfoot / Yeti.” I put out the call and you responded. Thank you!
You did it. It appears many of you, understanding polling, took my advice and only voted for one pick, Bigfoot. (Voting for more than one choice gives votes to others, and ultimately might end in defeat just because you want to make one firm pick and six half-hearted ones.)
Now comes the final selection process, the mammoth herd storms to the finish, where the remaining 16 are narrowed down to the final 7.
Round Three ~ Voting Closes Friday 28th December 2007
“The Seven Fortean Wonders of the World“ will be announced on Tuesday, January 1st 2008.
Stick with one vote, to retain your power. I recommend Bigfoot/Yeti, to keep cryptozoology in as a Wonder much appreciated by Forteans. And all of us!
If you didn’t vote during Round 2, you might want to now, because the big guns will be out to defeat “Bigfoot.” Have your say, no matter what your pick!
“The Seven Fortean Wonders of the World“ – Round 3’s choices are below (we don’t have to like our neighbors, but there’s no way we are going to be kicked out of the neighborhood and the true legacy of Charles Fort, who first wrote of cryptids):
Bigfoot / Yeti
Rennes le Chateau
Piri Reis Map
Shroud of Turin
Our Lady of Fatima
Vote here. (If you aren’t registered there, it takes about 20 seconds.)
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.