Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 12th, 2009
Various supposed cryptostories have appeared in recent days.
They all are rather, excuse me, lame.
Take for instance this first one that promotes the following large print found near Janików, Poland. It is said to be of a cryptid (red box) while identifying the one above it as “a large dog’s print” (green box).
What is to say the one that is being labeled so mysteriously is nothing more than a muddy imprint left by the same canid that left the not-so-strange dog track?
Instead of me recycling what seems like a lot of recycled details, you can pick and choose which ones you wish to read further, okay? Most of these stories verge on the bogus or intellectually less-than-stimulating, but I’ll pass these along for mere completeness.
I have lined them up from the “maybe” to the “highly doubtful.” Enjoy, but I warned you.
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.