Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 27th, 2010
Sports radio personality Peter Burns commented over the weekend that his name was extremely difficult to live with, as he grew up. (Use your imagination.) Funny, because I never thought of how it must have been for Peter Byrne. I guess the name game could be played with his name too, but most have not gone there.
However, I’ve always figured one of the most unfortunate names to have in the Bigfoot field is Cliff Crook (shown below).
Of course, I would hate to be a newbie to Bigfoot research, about 14 years old, and be burdened with being born with the name Thomas Biscardi. That might be a real disability to being taken seriously. The name, of course, rhymes with “discard -y.”
Bigfoot hunter Tom Biscardi holds a photo of what he claims to be the mouth and teeth of a deceased Bigfoot during a news conference Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, in Palo Alto, Calif. (Photo: Ben Margot)
What do you think? What name game do you find being played in the Bigfoot field? What moniker do you consider would be the most difficult to possess, and then be taken seriously in your study of cryptids?
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.