Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 19th, 2009
They exist out there. They are investigative vehicles speeding their way to the next Bigfoot, Champ, and other cryptid sightings. You’ve seen them on their journeys. You might even own one. Share yours and share your sightings.
Some transports can be rather obviously labeled, as with this old truck, formerly owned by Matt the Tube Crowley.
Driving around Oregon is this car, but no information about it is known. Perhaps that is as it should be?
Thomas Steenburg is shown with his former investigative Land Rover, which assisted him in his Alberta research. Some folks use the side panel magnetic labeling method to let people know of, for example, their Sasquatch quest. Steenburg now lives in British Columbia and drives a different vehicle.
Michael Esordi sends in a picture of Steenburg’s old Land Rover with the Bigfoot Surplus logo on it.
Henry May took a photo of Tom Steenburg’s new transport, during the recent Yakima Bigfoot Roundup, and shares it here.
Peter Byrne’s Bigfoot Research Project during the late 1980s also used the magnetic stick-on for the side of their vans.
In the 1960s, a group of dedicated amateurs formed the Loch Ness Investigation Bureau to keep a constant vigil around Scotland’s Loch Ness. They had at least a couple vans with the painted identification indication of “Loch Ness Investigation” on their sides.
A little over a year ago, Cryptomundo correspondent Maine Crypto ~ Bridget Morse ~ sent along a photo of herself with her new “Cryptid” plate.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Maine, one of the Ft. Knox speakers, Christopher Gardner, an investigator of sightings of local lions, mountain lions, black panthers and Forteana, has the above plates.
All kinds of items can be seen being carried about in cryptomobiles. Photo by Allie Huyghe.
One such Universal Studios-Orlando prop was the “Civil War Mystery Pterodactyl,” which took a trek via station wagon to a museum in New England. It is shown above in the original fake photo that was floated about the Internet. Courtesy of Gregg Hale (The Blair Witch Project, 1999), Executive Director, Haxan Productions, Florida.
Video capture by Jenny Davis.
Moments after my injury (see the pain in my face) at Lake Champlain on June 23rd, the photo (below) was taken by Mark Gould of the plate and bumper stickers on my hardworking 1996 station wagon. I said goodbye to this vehicle on July 13th, but, while not a Skoda Yeti, the new identity of my cryptomobile will remain occult for the time being. Only my plates, not bumper stickers nor window decals, will give me away for now.
Please share your jpegs of cryptovehicles you have sighted, including your own.
Michael Esordi of Bigfoot Surplus shares images of his vehicles,
Here are more images from Dranginis, himself, of his own vehicles. The Bigfoot investigative mobile station, his equipment-filled van, is no longer in his possession. It is shown below, also, as an educational facility that would be taken to schools.
Billy Willard, Director of Sasquatch Watch of Virginia passes along photos of his truck:
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.