Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 3rd, 2009
This is the first widely seen image of the Montauk Monster, a name I coined to capture the location and how it was being discussed, Summer 2008.
The Montauk Monster Replica, 2008.
Now, it seems, nature is doing some reverse engineering and throwing some actual bald raccoons at us.
This does appear to be a little more bizarre than needed in our cosmos, doesn’t it?
I was alerted to this discovery by Canadian and fellow blogger M.J. Murphy, who first showcased to the anomalistic world that there, indeed, could be a coming invasion of bald raccoons standing at the gates of all of your towns and cities.
Photo, Colin Williams, Toronto Star.
It seems a totally bald raccoon has been running around the Toronto neighborhood of Parkdale, Canada. The various residents there have taken a few photographs and videos.
Monikers have been created from the mild “Baldy” to “The Toronto Terror.”
“This is quite clearly a hairless raccoon,” proclaimed York University biologist Suzanne MacDonald.
“The raccoon does seem to be a good weight and properly hydrated,” observed Nathalie Karvonen, executive director of the Toronto Wildlife Centre. “Just very strange-looking.”
Apparently, one place it hangs out is in the backyard of Christella Morris and Colin Williams. Williams has taken lots of photos and posted the bald raccoon on YouTube. Morris, 23, a music merchandiser was the one who named the female raccoon “Baldy.”
Morris says the only thing afflicting the raccoon is looks-based prejudice.
“It’d be great if people called her Baldy instead of the Toronto Terror,” remarked Morris.
“I’d adopt her. If she wouldn’t tear my face off. Or eat my cat.”
One of the second series of photos to surface of the Montauk Monster, 2008.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.