Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 23rd, 2007
Flashback: Exactly a year ago, we began to get more and more national notice and praise. In the next few days, I’ll announce an honor we have recently been given, but for now…I want to revisit last year’s appreciation, because it was the kind of linking that evolved into where we are today. Thanks to everyone for stopping by here, to make Cryptomundo part of your daily routine.
Cryptomundo was informed this week (January 24, 2006) that we have been chosen as a Yahoo Pick!
We are so proud, here’s the entire posting from Yahoo:
Florida Skunk Apes, West Virginia Mothmen, Texas Chupacabras … rejected expansion teams for the NFL? Think again. These creatures have never been, well, verified by the stamp of science. But that doesn’t stop Cryptomundo, a site that scours the Web for news of “the most elusive and rare animals (cryptids) on this planet earth.” And it won’t stop us, either! Here, read of the mule-eared, thick-necked critter roaming the wilds of western Arkansas! Thrill to tales of the hunt on the Congo-Cameroon border for the dinosaurlike Mokele-mbembe! Wonder at nature’s most esoteric mysteries! And all kidding aside, check out the year’s top cryptozoology stories, recapping true tales of discovery, such as the photographic capture of the giant squid and the discovery of a new carnivore in Borneo. So who knows? There may yet be a Yeti in your future. (in Alternative Science)— yahoo
But it doesn’t stop there. The Minnesota Star Tribune also picked us this week as a “quick click.”
Here’s what Randy Salas of the Star Tribune wrote:
Wild kangaroos in Minnesota and Wisconsin? Mothmen in the Ohio River Valley? The Loch Ness monster in Scotland? Bigfoot, well, everywhere? They’re all fair game for Cryptomundo (cryptomundo.com), a cool website devoted to tracking and discussing “the most elusive and rare animals (cryptids) on this planet Earth.” The user comments are often just as interesting as the blog entries by the site’s four main contributors. In response to a Cryptozoo News write-up by Loren Coleman offering photographic proof that “cryptid ‘roo” encounters in the Midwest are more common than most people think (www.startribune.com/a868), a user replied, “That’s not a kangaroo proper, but a Dama Wallaby, the most commonly kept exotic pet Macropodidae in North America.” Aha, that explains a lot. Or does it?— Randy Salas
We have been gathering praise-filled nods, from those last December that placed our top cryptozoology stories of 2005 list on the top of the top lists sites, to blogs noting us as one of their “Favorite RSS Feeds,” for example as boodangy did yesterday.
Cryptomundo has been noticed by many of what we see as our friends, sites that are noting the news we are sharing. These include locations such as The Anomalist Newsline, Boing Boing, Unknown Country/Dreamland, Coast to Coast AM, Rense.com, Fortean Times, The Debris Field, Blather.net: Zeitgeist, Cryptozoology.com, anthology, apakuni and many, many more. (Did I miss you? Let me know, and my apologies; the list is getting to be long and that’s good.)
We appreciate being used (appropriately, ha ha), credited, and cited. That’s what we are here for. We are not your grandparents’ cryptozoology, that’s for sure!
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.