Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 21st, 2008
Michael Corbin, radio talk show host who formerly ran Paranet Information Services, died suddenly of a massive stroke at the age of 52, on March 18, 2008. Five years ago, Corbin’s radio studio was firebombed prompting a Denver police investigation with inconclusive results.
Over the years, especially before 9/11, Corbin interviewed cryptozoology-involved guests. For example, on February 9, 1997, his guest was Robert Pyle, author of Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide.
Corbin interviewed numerous Forteans, Bigfooters, and others in his early radio days, such as Tracy Torme (4/24/94), Tom Adams (5/15/94), Jerry Clark (6/12/94 & 12/21/97), Stan Gordon (7/15/98), Jim Keith (2-21-99), Michael Hoffman (5/9/99), and Jacques Vallee (3/17/96).
As a professional Michael was a pioneer in internet news reporting and web broadcasting. Paranormal themes accented his work in the 80s and 90s but the political and economic turmoil of the new millennium caused Michael to turn his many skills on the problem of global elites and their unjust control of the world’s political, economic and religious institutions.William H. Kennedy
Michael F. Corbin, internationally acclaimed radio personality, founder of a national radio syndicated program “For A Closer Look,” pioneer of Internet-based alternative media and investigative reporting, has died at the age of 52. Michael suffered a massive stroke and was found in his car at the side of a Denver road by a passer-by.Indira Singh
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.