Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 7th, 2009
As the producer posted, First hour guest, cryptozoologist Loren Coleman talked about researcher John Keel, who passed away on July 3rd. He noted that Keel came to believe that the source for a lot of paranormal activity such as Mothman and UFOs, was demonic in nature….
The program’s audio link and recap can be found here at “John Keel Remembered.”
I also spoke of new information gathered from Keel’s nursing home roommate, Keel’s family members, and a man who was there at the end, Doug Skinner, who all contacted me yesterday. For new, more deeper details of Keel’s last days, please see the recently added “Keel Ends Life Rather Alone.”.
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.