Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 27th, 2006
Will the above “mummy” displace efforts to seriously study the “Johor Bigfoot”?
The cast is the one that Joshua Gates, the host of the Sci-Fi Channel’s Destination: Truth, and his producer Neil Mandt were filming in Johor, last February. Their reality program does not seem to be on the fall schedule, however.
Syed Abdullah (left) and Dr. Kenny Fong with the Singapore-based group, SPI, are shown above with the cast.
The importance of this cast to the Seekers has waded. That Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based group had originally expressed serious interest in researching the hairy hominoid but they are now reportedly selling their rather famed footprint cast prize. The reason: The Seekers wish to fund their analysis of their three “mummies.” It might already be gone.
Even though I think these mummies (one pictured at the top) routinely are taxidermy-created art objects, perhaps Cryptomundo readers have more insights about these specific “mummies.”
Frankly, I’d keep the Johor “Bigfoot” cast. If the Seekers would like to contact me about it being placed safely in a cryptozoological museum, I hope they do. I suggest this versus this cast going into the increasing black market of international cryptozoological items – such as the Pangboche Yeti hand that was stolen from Nepal in the 1990s and has completely disappeared.
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.