Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 2nd, 2007
August is one of the most active months, from past experiences, for sightings and encounters with Malaysia’s Orang Dalam. By September, we usually have heard of what encounters have taken place over the summer. But where are the reports this year? Have you heard of any?
Here’s a gallery of flashbacks from the past, from those high seasons of sightings, progressing down through the years, including those from merely a year ago last spring and summer 2006. Ah, what a difference a year makes.
Close up of the track of the Orang Dalam on a Malaysian sandbar found during Harold Stephens’ 1970s expedition.
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Harold Stephens in the jungle, 1974.
And the faces of the field researchers Adeek and Illa were new to the world stage. What have been their latest discoveries?
Adeek and Illa photos courtesy of Sean Ang.
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.