Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 29th, 2012
Chairs ©Loren Coleman 2012.
Permission granted for use with mention of “International Cryptozoology Museum, Portland, Maine”
An image from Obscura Day at the International Cryptozoology Museum, on April 28, 2012, iPhone photography by Sarah McCann (ICM “Docent Queen”).
Loren Coleman’s collection of mid-century modern chairs anticipating the attendees to fill them before his talk, “The Dover Demon: 35th Anniversary.”
Another View of Chairs by Stacy Levasseur.
Event organization for the day by Jeff Meuse, Docent Coordinator. Catering coordination for the day by Caleb Cone-Coleman. Other docents assisting to make the gathering a great success were Ansel Knight, Dan Knight, Aurora Cobb, Dust Howe, Stacy Levasseur, and Steve Lankford.
Beginning the talk, photo by Stacy Levasseur.
The chairs were filled and there was standing room only.
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.