Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 25th, 2008
Today’s San Francisco Chronicle reported that Erik Beckjord died June 22, 2008.
You have no doubt read the news here, and seen various individuals’ reactions to his obituary.
However, according to a post on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, from Jeffrey A. Teagle, “representing Mr. Jon Erik Beckjord,” he says Beckjord is still alive. Both Craig Woolheater and myself have attempted to make contact with Mr. Teagle to clarify this situation. In terms of “news,” here’s what has been posted:
On The Matters of Jon~Erik Beckjord…..
July 23 2008 at 2:40 AM
Jeffrey A. Teagle
Clearing The Air for The Bull**** “Gossiper’s” Out There:
• NO! He is not dead.
• YES! His health is improving but with weakness.
• YES! He is responding well with treatment.
• YES! He’ll be back and better than ever in a few weeks.
Jeffrey A. Teagle
The Chattahoochee Bigfoot™
The International Cryptozoological Society™ (Alabama Division, USA, representing Mr. Jon Erik Beckjord)
Is EB having his “Last Laugh”?
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.