Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 16th, 2007
What’s up with this?
Has there been a new sighting of the Dover Demon?
I’ve mentioned the little guy lately here, because the Boston Globe did a new update around Halloween of last year and we are creeping up on Year #30. Also, over Christmas, I highlighted one of the figurines (example below), as they are reflective of how important the Dover Demon remains in Japan today. Nevertheless, a new sighting now is unexpected.
But look what just showed up online:
Last seen Saturday, February 3rd, 2007, in Westwood, Mass. behind the parking lot at Xaverian Brothers High School. Unsigned author, Wikipedia
There is a Xaverian Brothers High School at 800 Clapboardtree, Westwood, Massachusetts 02090. Dover, Massachusetts, is bordered on the east by Westwood.
There is no news source for this report or any details on the internet about this alleged, briefly mentioned encounter.
The blogger (Gordon Comstock?) over at Aspidistra, where I first read about this, quite correctly wonders if this is merely some type of “inside joke” from the school’s or rival students. Next week throughout New England, including Massachusetts, is President’s Day and Winter School Vacation Week, so any follow-up with that school is not going to be easy.
I did just finish writing an article about the Dover Demon for the March 2007 issue of TAPS Magazine, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Patriot’s Day-Spring Vacation Week sightings of 1977. But I wasn’t expecting a new sighting or prank about the Dover Demon to take place in February 2007. Maybe April, but not already. Even the cosmic jokers in publishing have scheduled the roll out of my new 2007 version of Mysterious America for that special week in April.
Why February 3rd for this sighting?
Has anyone out there heard anything more about this new Dover Demon “event”?
UPDATE February 17, 2007
Wikipedia has removed the short paragraph on the supposed Dover Demon sighting.
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.