Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 28th, 2012
It is a myth among some mainstream media that the only followers of Bigfoot hunting and cryptozoology research are youthful males, usually of AngloEuropean origins. The following photo definitely proves the population of aficionados encompasses a diversity beyond belief.
The first Journal of Cryptozoology has arrived. It appears to be a foundation publication for future ventures into a scientific cryptozoology.
As I detailed in 2007, in my “Land of CZ Logos,” traditionally non-Bigfoot cryptozoology organizations and journals have picked the okapi, the thyaline, and, for example, with the International Cryptozoology Museum, the coelacanth to stand as their symbols. Many cryptids to known animal species are available. The dramatic ones are chosen.
For the Journal of Cryptozoology, Karl Shuker has picked the King Cheetah as his publication’s logo species.
This illustration is based on a famous piece of art showing this beautiful animal.
A 1927 painting of the king cheetah, based upon the Macheke skin of 1926. Source.
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.