Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 21st, 2006
I am going to take a couple days off, here and there, this week, and post when I can on Cryptomundo. I am dealing with the death of my sons’ maternal grandfather (my ex-wife’s father), whom I have known personally, non-stop (despite the divorce), for almost 30 years now.
John Coit Cone, 88, who was a former NH state legislator and had worked with Robert F. Kennedy investigating the Bernard Goldfine-Sherman Adams "Vicuña Coat Affair," died yesterday on RFK’s birthday, after a long battle with cancer.
John Coit Cone always had very Kennedyesque looks, shown here in about 1950.
The Cone family traces their heritage back to Daniel Cone (born 1626) of Edinburgh, Scotland, of the Clan Mackhoe. My thoughts are with the immediate family, my sons, and all their friends, of course, and making myself available to support them.
My condolences also go out to Bill Gibbons, the seeker of Mokele-mbembe, for the recent loss (around November 16th) of his mother, 70, in Scotland. She died suddenly and was found by Bill’s brother on the kitchen floor. How awful.
The Cone funeral is on Sunday, in New Hampshire, due to Thanksgiving.
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.