Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 19th, 2010
Local articles in the electronic and print media, (e.g. “‘Panther-sized’ black cat spotted in La Quinta” and “Possible panther sighting investigated in La Quinta”) tell of new sightings of black panthers in California.
On Saturday, October 16, 2010, California Fish and Game officers searched for what one resident eyewitness described as ”a large, panther-sized black cat,” on the roof of a local home, a sheriff’s investigator said.
The cat was spotted at about 8:00 a.m. (Pacific) in the 78000 block of Calle Remo in La Quinta, said investigator Matt Diaz of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
”They said it was much larger than a house cat and looked more like a black panther,” Diaz said.
A neighbor advised deputies that a similar cat was spotted on the La Quinta Dunes Golf Course (shown below) a week ago, Diaz said.
California Fish and Game officers, along with deputies, searched for hours but were unable to find the animal.
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.