Call For Cryptozoology Papers

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 10th, 2008


The Association Belge d’Etude et de Protection des Animaux Rares (ABEPAR) asbl have organized its 8th Symposium at Engreux, to be held in The Ardenne, south of Belgium, on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September 2008.

The thema is “Mysterious Animals from Waters and Woods.”

They have opened, for consideration, a call for papers of fifty-minute long presentations (maximum lecture + questions/answers) in English, but best in French if possible. (They will not be paying for your travel expenses, even for accepted speakers. You must find your way to Belgium. I would love to give a formal analysis of Bigfoot conspiracy theories, for example, for this European event, but I can’t afford such a trip.)

If you are able to go to Belgium and wish to give a paper, please send a short summary of your proposed lecture and a short biography before 1st July 2008, to E. JOYE ( or via his website.

The confirmed presenters are:

1) Michael Trachtengerts (Russia) & Dr. Marie-Jeanne Koffmann (France-Russia) : New cryptozoological observations in Russia;

2) Dr. Marco Signore (Palaeobiology of Predation, Functional Morphology- Italy) : Blast from the past: palaeontological and archaeological help in Cryptozoology;

3) Pasquale Saggese (Biologist – Italy) : The cryptozoological analysis;

4) Florent Barrère (Etudiant en cinéma – France) : Comment filmer un cryptide ou les enjeux de l’image dans la nomenclature scientifique.

The film of Eric Joye’s recent expedition in British Columbia will be showed during the event.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

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