Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 25th, 2010
Perhaps in anticipation of the upcoming BCSSC expedition during September at Lake Cameron, someone has conducted a monstrous hoax at the British Columbia site.
An earlier photograph from Lake Cameron created interest in the mysterious sightings in the body of water.
Now, according to the Parksville Qualicum News, a new visitor has turned up at the lake:
“A home-make lake creature can be seen from Highway 4, attached to a submerged log in the lake. It’s an obvious reference – and a lot of hard work put into the effort – to reported sightings over recent years of an actual entity in the water and the return next month of scientists studying the phenomenon.”
The new lake monster is pictured below:
Steven Heywood Photo.
Certainly, a great deal of labor went into pulling off this fakery, as some sort of popular cultural tribute, I suppose.
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.