Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 16th, 2008
Anna McClain (future Coleman), at 17 years of age, a few years before she gave birth to Loren Coleman.
First it was a slight cold on Tuesday, April 8th, followed by her quick death on Wednesday, April 9th. I’m in a bit of a shock.
My mother always helped and encouraged my cryptozoology, including the museum.
Donations will be greatly appreciated to support the continued work and housing of the cryptozoology exhibitions, and can be sent to
Anna McClain Memorial
c/o Loren Coleman
PO Box 360
Portland, ME 04112
or via PayPal to
Or if you want to have me come deliver a lecture for a reasonable fee and expenses, contact me at the email address above, also.
Thanks to everyone for your condolences, thoughts, and patience with me.
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.