Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 28th, 2010
This new report from Dayton, Ohio, is definitely going to have to go in the “New Jersey Vegetable Monster” file.
For more on that one, please see pages 93-94 of Monsters of New Jersey: Mysterious Creatures in the Garden State, (NY: Stackpole, 2010; with Bruce Hallenbeck).
Now comes this new story this week…
Victim: ‘That 7-foot giant took my phone’
Around 4:15 Thanksgiving morning, two officers were dispatched on an unknown 9-1-1 call. En route, they were flagged down by a 24-year-old gentleman, sitting in the middle of the intersection of Main and Fifth downtown.
Yelling, screaming and cussing up a storm.
At any and all passing motorists.
“Heavily intoxicated,” according to the officers’ observations.
It took awhile to get information out of the gentleman. He eventually told police he had made the 9-1-1 call. He said he left Club Masque on foot and somehow lost his phone … or something.
As officers were attempting to get the man on his feet and off the street, the gentleman said: “Look! That 7-foot giant down the street took my phone.”
Officers could see no one fitting that description on Main Street in the dark hours of Thanksgiving Day. But the gentleman continued to insist there was a 7-foot to 8-foot giant in plain sight.
Because the officers could neither see nor apprehend the thieving giant, the gentleman became more enraged, suggesting the officers perform certain impossible acts, then demanded: “I just want a … ride home. Now.”
The officers agreed to give him a ride, but rather than home the destination was the county lockup. He faces two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct when he makes his initial court appearance.
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.