Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 21st, 2012
Here are images of Bill Brock’s Chain of Ponds, Maine, footprints he cast over the weekend before August 16th when he showed them to me – and which he has publicly published on Facebook.
These tracks and the video that Mr. Bill Brock has circulated have been analyzed by a Maine Guide and certified tracker, who notes the following:
I’ve looked at the casts, and there are some that certainly look like moose tracks to me. Especially where it appears as though they tracked this up a hill. Moose will often step back foot into front while going uphill, as do deer. However, I cannot say how the curvature to the track would occur, other than the deepest depression would be in the center, where the front and rear hoof overlap.
I will say, however, that my first thought upon seeing the photo with the human foot for comparison is that it looked like the rear paw of a bear to 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.