Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 31st, 2009
If you watch the Super Bowl for the ads as much as the game sometimes, perhaps more so this year for me because the Patriots aren’t playing, look for the Bigfoot on Sunday.
Okay, well, it is not exactly Bigfoot, but in the “Land of the Lost” television ads on the Super Bowl XLIII, you’ll be able to spy the hairy apeboy character “Cha-Ka.”
This Cha-Ka is being portrayed by “Saturday Night Live” comedian Jorma Taccone (see below).
Watch for Cha-Ka.
The figure is a young male, one of the morally ambiguous so-called “cave men” labeled Pakuni (one of whom is Cha-Ka).
The original Cha-Ka, played by Philip Paley.
Another cryptid that made an appearance in the third season of the original TV “Land of the Lost” series (1974–1976) was a Yeti-like creature called Kona that lives high in the mountains. The Kona was prevented from descending into the rainforest by a guardian statue left behind by the Altrusians.
Hey, no one said this posting was about exacting science; it’s cryptofiction entertainment. Sort of like the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl XLIII airs: February 1, 2009 at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT; Network: NBC.
Oh ya, I almost forgot, the Geico “Cave Men” might be visible too in some ads, but they do take offense to being called “Cave Men,” so to call them “Bigfoot” or “Neandertals” probably won’t go over too well.
Thanks to my anonymous Red Team contact in Iraq (I’m serious) who forwarded this unclassified intel to me.
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.