Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 6th, 2007
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Fans, friends, and readers of Cryptomundo, I have an idea that it might be good to have a permanent “Cryptomundo’s Frequently Asked Questions” location attached to the Cryptomundo site. Perhaps it would be via a long blog of answers, or series of blogs. Maybe it would be a hyperlinked sidebar dedicated location. I see this as a gift in return to all those who have done so much to keep my blogging alive here. Let me see if this will work.
The details will be ironed out. But the notion is to begin, to see if there’s an interest in this. I challenge you to leave one, or to ask as many questions as you can.
To get this rolling, I want to ask you – everyone reading this – to leave at least one question, via the comments section below. Please ask what questions come to your mind about cryptozoology, cryptids, cryptozoologists, cryptofiction, cryptocinema, cryptotourism, cryptocomix, cryptofakes, cryptozoo museums, cryptoartifacts, Bigfoot, and anything else even vaguely linked to cryptozoology that interests you. Cast a wide net. Expand your horizons to encompass what you are curious about within the study of hidden animals. Recall that question you’ve never gotten answered or the first one you asked.
Here are the rules:
(1) Questions only will be allowed here.
(2) No discussions of the questions.
(3) No answers to the questions.
(4) No question is too mundane, too simple, or too elementary.
(5) You can ask as many questions as you want.
(6) Questions or comments that are hidden flaming of anyone asking a question are not welcome and will be removed.
(7) You can come back often and ask questions about others’ questions.
(8) Repeat or enhanced similar questions are okay, because they may assist me to understand what is important to answer.
(9) Attempt to make the questions able to be asked and answered without the benefit of illustrations or photos, although questions about well-known images (such as the Mystery Postcard here or the Patterson-Gimlin footage) are okay.
(10) One question per comment would be best for later sorting but I’m not going to be obsessive about that.
(11) Finally, again, leave questions only.
(12) And, please, do not leave answers.
The time for answers will come soon enough.
Let’s see how this goes. Let’s see who can ask the most questions. Let’s see how many questions in total will be left. The more the merrier.
Thank you. Enjoy the Quest.
(Click image for full-size enhanced version, provided by Todd DiLaMuca)
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.