Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 20th, 2011
Further encounters with what some are saying is the Ohio mystery cat has produced new photos.
On July 19, 2011, the Canton Repository posted the above photo of a big cat that a resident caught on film. This was reportedly seen in the Washington Township, Ohio, area.
Writes Cryptomundian Winkid from Ohio: “Though the picutre is not the best you can clearly see it is much larger than a house cat! I have personally (and some of my family ) seen a big cat in Baird just outside of Minerva, Ohio and know of others who have been reporting them for years. Yet officials have continued to deny their existance. We tried to get pictures of a cat in the field one night but all we had were cell phone cameras that showed nothing but darkness. With the right equipment it would be easy to photo one of these cats over there, or even capture one.”
Other “mystery cat” photos have also been taken in the area.
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.