Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 8th, 2009
Photo: Mexico Guru Properties.
There is no doubt about it. Tulum, Mexico, one of the famed habitats of the Aluxob, is beautiful and warm. Josh Gates kicks off the third season of “Destination Truth” with his on-site peek at the lore of these Proto-Pygmies.
“Destination Truth” – Next Episode – Haunted Forest / Alux: Episode 301
Romania, crop circles, and an frightening emergency landing. Plus TAPS joins in to help Josh and the team!
Season Premiere Wednesday Sept. 9 at 10/9C.
The video does not give any hints of what is really going to be in the program.
Eyewitness Dan Gannon’s story is scheduled to “appear” in the Alux episode. DT seems to have learned of Gannon’s recent sighting from reading Cryptomundo (see here).
The Alux is a little hominoid reported in Latin America, which was first widely discussed in the cryptozoology literature in 1985 in my book Curious Encounters (from Faber and Faber) and then later in my and Patrick Huyghe’s field guide.
The Aluxob (plural Maya) are seen in the Yucatan, Mexico, mostly by the Mayans, but sometimes by Mexicans and United States tourists. I was there in the early 1980s, with my wife at the time and another couple. While camping and exploring, I was able to interview informants (Mayans & Mexicans), who had had firsthand sightings. Curious Encounters devotes a chapter to the lore, legends, and legacy of these Proto-Pygmies in that corner of the world.
Harry Trumbore’s drawing in The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates shows a typical Alux with long hair and elementary clothing. But some of the stylized sculptures at Tulum (above) give a graphic illustration of the small 2-3 feet tall beings under the site’s tiny archways.
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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.