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More Information on Kraken

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 16th, 2009

More information on the French cryptozoology journal Kraken has been published in French, (here followed by an English translation).

En décembre 2008 est paru le premier numéro de KRAKEN, bulletin consacré aux recherches dans le domaine de la cryptozoologie.

KRAKEN est destiné à accueillir non seulement des études inédites consacrées à un dossier cryptozoologique, mais également des études dédiées à l’épistémologie et l’histoire de ce domaine, ainsi qu’aux nombreuses et riches controverses qui l’ont accompagné.

Dans ce premier numéro, vous trouverez le texte d’un entretien entre Bernard Heuvelmans et un groupe d’universitaires et de chercheurs spécialisés dans l’étude des ovnis. Document peu connu publié à un très petit nombre d’exemplaires en 1981 dans lequel le fondateur de la cryptozoologie revient sur les questions de méthode. Ce texte est commenté par Pierre Lagrange, éditeur de KRAKEN.

Notre souhait est de relancer une réflexion rigoureuse sur les thèmes liés à ce domaine de recherche. Depuis la disparition de la revue de l’ISC, Cryptozoology, et de la lettre qui était également publiée par cet organisme, l’étude des animaux cachés semble avoir perdu du terrain. Il nous semble que ce problème est surtout lié à l’absence de lieu de publication et d’échange.

Le volume est en vente au musée à 14€ ou 20 US$

Des contributions sont les bienvenues, si possible sous forme électronique, et seront soumises au comité de lecture.

Yahoo Babel Fish translation:

In December 2008 [there] appeared the first number of Kraken, [a] bulletin devoted to research in the field of cryptozoology.

Kraken is intended to accomodate not only new studies devoted to cryptozoological files [cases], but also of studies dedicated to the epistemology and the history of this field, [related to the] many and rich controversies which accompanied it.

In this first number, you will find the text of a [debate/discussion] between Bernard Heuvelmans and a group of academics and researchers specialized in the study of the UFOs. Also, [there is a] little known published document [about] a very small number of specimens in 1981, in which the founder of the cryptozoology reconsiders the questions of method. This text is commented on by Pierre Lagrange, editor of Kraken.

Our wish is to start again a rigorous reflexion on the topics related to this field of research. Since the disappearance of the Journal of the ISC, Cryptozoology, and [the news]letter which was also published by this organization, the study of hidden animals seems to have lost ground. It seems to us that this problem is especially related to the absence of place of publication and exchange.

Volume [#1] is on sale with the museum with 14€ or 20 US$

Contributions [of future manuscripts] are the welcomes, if possible in electronic form, and will be submitted to the reading panel.


Rédacteurs / Editors
Pierre Lagrange / Paris / FRANCE
Olivier Glaizot / Lausanne / SUISSE
Adresse de soumission/ submission address
Dépt. de cryptozoologie B. Heuvelmans / Musée cantonal de zoologie / Place de la Riponne 6 – CP / CH- 1014 Lausanne

Comité de lecture / Editorial board
Loren Coleman / Portland / USA
Alain Kaufmann / Lausanne / SUISSE
Michel Raynal / Paris / FRANCE
Elisabeth Rémy / Paris / FRANCE
Michel Sartori / Lausanne / SUISSE
Ron Westrum / Ypsilanti / USA

Thanks to Michel, for word of the update.

About Loren Coleman
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.

5 Responses to “More Information on Kraken”

  1. Storfot responds:

    Seems to me that the French like cryptozoology.
    Great for cryptozoology and people skilled in the French language.
    Will this journal be available in English or other languages?
    Nice front cover as well.

    By the way, Kraken is the Norweigan lake monster right?

  2. dogu4 responds:

    Gotta be one of the all time coolest illustrations…thanks for bringing it our attention.

  3. SKM responds:

    Yea I wish this was in English too. I would definitely read it and I bet others would as well if it was.

  4. Ceroill responds:

    Kraken is the name given to the legend of a deep sea monster, which, when discovered, was the giant squid.

  5. Jeremy_Wells responds:

    Tres bon!

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