Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 21st, 2009
Pat Rance is shown at a “decoy campsite,” an undisclosed Bigfoot habituation site in Oklahoma, a few years ago. Photo credit: Steve Summar.
As you will recall, recently on June 17th, 2009, here, information was shared on Florida Skunk Ape eyewitness and researcher Pat Rance having some healthwatch concerns. The following is his own update on the situation.
Many thanks to all of the concerned readers.
I am doing just fine; I apparently had several (7-8) mini heart attacks prior to the big one that night. I didn’t realize that that’s what was going on; unfortunately there isn’t an owners manual for this type of thing! lol.
I woke at around 1:30 am on Tuesday the 15th [of June 2009]. After an hour of the pain not going away, I decided it was time to reluctantly go to the emergency room.
I was airlifted from one hospital emergency room to another at around 2:45 am. When I got to Florida Hospital Orlando they immediately brought me into a cardiac surgery unit and the cardiac team determined that I had a 95% blockage of my right coronary artery.
The team performed an angioplasty, and then inserted a stent to keep the coronary artery open. I was awake watching the procedure on the monitors, and even talking with the Dr. as they did the procedures.
By 4:00 am, I was in an ICU recovery room. They released me on [June 17, 2009] Wednesday, early afternoon. I took that [June 18, 2009] Thursday off, and then went back to work on that Friday [June 19, 2009].
I have been doing good. It really hasn’t slowed me down much; I’m still mowing the 1-1/2 acres at my weekend house, and cutting logs into fire wood with an ax in the 90*+ heat. No problems!
I also was out for a few hours over [the July 4th] weekend hiking in a new area in the Ocala National Forest, just a couple of miles from my weekend house.
I would like to thank all of the people who have sent me emails or called to check up on me. I appeciate your concerns. It will take alot more than that to keep me out of the woods.
Pat Rance, Bipedal Primate Reseacher holds a cast of a Bigfoot on December 18th, 2007, in the Ocala National Forest. The cast was taken from the Green Swamp in Florida in April of 2006. Photo credit: Bill Mitchell / Daily Sun.
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.