Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 28th, 2012
The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster by Lyle Blackburn, Foreword by Loren Coleman (New York: Anomalist Books, 2012).
My copy arrived. I am delighted to see this book has been published, and to put it in context, it joins books like The Yowie: In Search of Australia’s Bigfoot by Tony Healy and Paul Cropper, True Giants: Is Gigantopithecus Still Alive? by Mark A. Hall and Loren Coleman, and Orang Pendek: Sumatra’s Forgotten Ape by Richard Freeman, on specific unknown hominoids and pongids.
As Lyle Blackburn notes, the legend, lurkings, and legacy of the Fouke Monsters, the real creatures of the area, are so strong they continue into modern times via popular culture. I’ll say more about the new book later, but thought you might like to see the trailer to the “new” movie that is in wide online release now.
The latest movie in the genre is Boggy Creek, a 2009 horror film. See the trailer here and below.
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.