Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 24th, 2007
A week from today, on Saturday, December 1, 2007, I will be giving my talk, “Introduction to Cryptozoology,” at 1:00 PM, at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, New York, in conjunction with their current exhibition, Mythic Creatures.
I look forward to meeting many of you who plan to attend.
I won’t be able to sell any books there, of course. However, I understand the AMNH museum shop is carrying copies of Cryptozoology A to Z (NY: Simon and Schuster, 1999). I will be happy to sign your personal copies of that book or any you might bring.
Also, this may be your rare chance, as well, to get an autograph of my co-author Patrick Huyghe on your copies of The Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep (NY: Tarcher/Penguin, 2003), and/or on The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates (NY: Anomalist Books, 2006). Patrick will be at the lecture.
Take some time and enjoy the exhibits too. I plan to for the “Mythic Creatures” show closes soon (on January 6th).
Below is Gigantopithecus, which can be discovered in the unknown hominoid portion of the exhibition, I understand.
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.