Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 22nd, 2009
George and I talked about the top cryptozoology stories for 2009 for the first half hour, and then took calls from listeners. All were rather cryptozoological, except for the one person who saw a “shapeshifter” in his elevator.
His webmaster summarized the show, thusly:
“Top 10 Crypto Stories
Last hour guest, author Loren Coleman shared his ranking of the Top 10 cryptozoology stories of 2009. Cryptozoology expeditions around the globe were his number number one story, and included searches for the Asian Yeti, Orang Pendek, and Cameron Lake Monster. Also on his list were videos of the Lake Champlain Monster, and a purported Yeti in the Tatra mountains.”
Yes, George was very interested in one of the Tatra videos.
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.