Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 31st, 2007
I know what a lot of you do.
Your day sort of starts off slowly, or ends like Sloop in that other Portland. As he says:
So, I’ve been bored at work and stumbled upon lots of weird websites, like Cryptomundo, Forgetomori…Sloop
Research indicates 63% of you, that’s right, you, our audience, are regular visitors to this site. That’s encouraging. I’m glad we are saying enough here of interest to keep you coming back.
How involved and visible are we?
It appears someone coined a name to talk about us, obviously including you, the regulars, this week: Cryptomundians.
A blogster at pauljamesog created the word via this simple opening on Monday:
Not to be outdone by random cryptomundians…pauljamesog
So we are Cryptomundians, humm?
What does that mean, in the scheme of things?
Leave your comments below about what you think a good Cryptomundian should be or do. Always reading the blog in the morning? At work? With a cup of tea? Or late at night, as the African lions are roaring in the background? Critically thinking at your lunch about the latest video or blobsquatch posted here? Figuring out what that mystery fish photo might really be? Wondering if Cryptomundo will have the latest new species news before MSNBC?
OMG, that photo again, someone in Malaysia is saying. Hey, give me a break. It’s a national holiday here. Well, at least in my house.
I wish you all well on this Halloween.
At least this year I’ll be home.
Last year, I was flying back from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, where I’d just given a Halloween slide talk during their “Monster Mash.” (Yes, of course, I mentioned Momo.) This year, I’ll be in Portland.
Ah, better begin a things-to-do list…first, find a manager.
Okay, #2, I have to straighten up the porch in the morning. Eighty people will drop by dark, to ask to come in and pet the Bigfoot.
Later, #3, get a glass of water, as I’m due to be on the radio with Brad Steiger.
#4, win the lottery. Ooops. That’s right. I never buy any tickets.
#5, search for some truly interesting stories for today, instead of the usual re-cycled spooky stuff found everywhere….
Yep, it’s Halloween and my mind is going fast.
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.