Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 18th, 2011
On Sunday, May 15, 2011, the International Cryptozoology Museum hosted visits from two well-known guests. Old friends from Troy, New York, both were in Maine and met at the ICM. Here are some snapshots:
Loren Coleman, cryptozoologist, Pat Spain, host of “The Beast Hunter,” and Jeff Meuse, Coordinator of Docents at the ICM.
Loren, Pat, and Andy Finkle, famed Bigfoot artist.
Loren and Pat.
Loren Coleman and Pat Spain clown around, while striking poses they often have to take when engaged in television reality show program interviews!
Andy Finkle (presently of South Carolina, perhaps moving to Maine with his wife) stands in front of the wall of Bigfoot art at the ICM. Finkle’s red Bigfoot is a featured display at the top of the painting exhibits.
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.