Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 10th, 2011
Book has arrived. Sample color pages are shown below:
Exciting news out of France is of the reprinting and enhancing of an important book (in French) by Bernard Heuvelman and Boris Porchnev: L’Homme de Néanderthal est toujours vivant!
Bernard Heuvelmans, considered the Father of Cryptozoology*, authored many books, but today they are very difficult to find, even from secondhand booksellers. This was especially the case for Heuvelmans’ work discussing his thoughts that the Neandertal hominids are still alive, which was initially published by Plon in 1974. This new edition from the Eye of the Sphinx (de l’Oeil du Sphinx) has now appeared in April 2011.
In this new work, coauthored with Soviet historian and hominologist Boris Porchnev, Bernard Heuvelmans tackles the problem of the “men sauvages” and hairy unknown hominoids, reported, especially, from Asia. From the photographs of the Minnesota Iceman taken by Heuvelmans, and of the many testimonies gathered and examined in the USSR by Boris Porchnev, the two authors demonstrate that this specimen authenticates for them the evidence for living Neandertals.
Above image, from Argosy cover.
Above image, © Loren Coleman, August 1969, taken at the Illinois State Fair, Springfield, Illinois.
Above drawings and photos are of the comparative images created for and by Heuvelmans and Sanderson.
This new edition is enriched by comments by Jean-Jacques Barloy, and for the first time the color photographs taken by Heuvelmans during his examination of the Minnesota Iceman with Ivan T. Sanderson are published. The edition of 1974 presents only photographs in black and white (except for its cover).
The new book can be ordered online at the website of the Editions of l’ Eye of the Sphinx for the price of 33 Euros. Heuvelmans’ newly republished book can be ordered therefore by North Americans, using PayPal (at a cost of about $57, with shipping), via clicking here.
If you are interested in reading the description in French, click here.
Heuvelmans, Bernard, and Boris Porchnev
2011 L’Homme de Néanderthal est toujours vivant. Paris, Éditions de l’Oeil du Sphinx.
Furthermore, new pictures of the Heuvelmans collection at the Zoology Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland (after nearly one year of renovation) have been made available, thanks to Christoph Kummer and the permission of Oliver Glaizot (Musee Cantonal de Zoologie Lausanne).
Thanks to German cryptozoologist Markus Hemmler for the museum information. Deep appreciation to French cryptozoologists Michel Raynal and Phillippe Coundray for the new book bulletin.
*Heuvelmans does give credit to cryptozoologist, zoologist, and author Ivan T. Sanderson for independently coining “cryptozoology” before he himself Heuvelmans did.
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.