Now Appearing On “El Aguacate”

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 20th, 2007

I just appeared on the BBC radio in Ecuador “Radio City.”

I was invited to come on by María Gracia Dejo, the producer of the radio station “associated with the BBC of London in Ecuador ‘Radio City’ and with the most important newspaper of the country, El Universo.”

Here’s what Ms. Dejo had to say about their program:

In Radio City, we have a late lifestyle show called “El Aguacate”, where we have interviews from around the world with personalities from entertainment, music, cusine, sports, science, culture, technology, tourism and more mixed with news and music.

We are very interested in Loren Coleman. For today Monday 20th we are preparing a special program dedicated to Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatchs, and more. This is why we would love to have a telephonical interview with him so he could share with us a little bit more about these enigmas and cryptozoology. Our audience will be thrilled hearing about this in our program.

We had the opportunity to interview people like: Nancy Sinatra, Donald Trump, Henry Hill (Goodfellas ), John Rhys Davies (“Gimly” from The Lord of the Rings), Andy Serkis (“Gollum” from The Lord of the rings) , James Marsden (“Cyclops” from X-Men and The Notebook), David Carradine (“Bill” from Kill Bill), Jeremy Bulloch (from Star Wars), Jennifer Beals (The L Word ), Thea Gill (Queer as Folk), Ricardo Chavira (Carlos Solis from Desperate Housewives ), producer Douglas Gresham (The Cronicles of Narnia), Director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma) and Director Chris Wedge (from “Robots”), Peter Ostrum (Willy Wonka and the Chocolat Factory ), Deep Roy (Tim Burton’s Umpa Loompa), David Fury (LOST’s writer). Tom O’Neil (Oscar guru), Gustavo Santaolalla (music composer for Brokeback Mountain ), Dan Futterman (writer for Capote) and James Mangold (Walt The Line – Director), DD Bridgewater, John Leguizamo, Danny Glover, Sophie Ellis Bexter, Mario Batalli, and Chris Johns (senior editor of National Geographic).

It would be such an honor and pleasure to have Loren Coleman on our show. Thank you very much for your time and attention.

Best Regards,
South America.
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How could I refuse after being told about such a well-established lineup?


Actually, I was honored, and I love going global, of course.

It was a fun interview in which the questions were asked in Spanish, then English, and after I replied in English, my answers was translated into Spanish, instantly.

I learned a bit about the topics that my hosts take to be the most popular in cryptozoology. They wanted to talk about the Loch Ness Monsters (rather skeptically), Bigfoot (open-mindedly), animals discovered in the oceans (such as the coelacanth and megamouth shark), and what television documentaries were my favorites. They wanted to know about a recent documentary, in a followup question, so I told them of the April expedition with Nippon TV to Lake Champlain in pursuit of Champ. The topics were asked, intriguingly, in that order.

When I was discussing Bigfoot in North America (which they asked about), I threw in that the reports of Bigfoot-Sasquatch were quite similar to the Ucu of the Andes. They had never heard the name “Ucu,” and I had to spell it out three times. It was the only word they had me spell.

While I’ve been on radio and television programs in such countries as Spain, Austria, and Japan, all have been done in realtime English. This was interesting, as I got to stop and hear the translations in process.

Cryptozoology is truly international.

Loren Coleman

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

7 Responses to “Now Appearing On “El Aguacate””

  1. harleyb responds:

    That’s pretty cool.

  2. PhotoExpert responds:

    I am surprised that no Chupacabras questions were asked. I would think that would be one of the top interests in that part of the world.

    Fascinating, nonetheless!

  3. bill green responds:

    hey loren good morning im glad you did a great new radio interview about bigfoot & cryptpzoology etc on el aguacate. thanks bill green 🙂

  4. Ceroill responds:

    Sounds like you had a great time, Loren. Congrats.

  5. DARHOP responds:

    Very Kool.

  6. skeptic responds:


    I lived in Ecuador for the first 14 years of my life and still have family/friends down there…

    I hate to disappoint you, but “El Commercio” is the biggest/most read newspaper down there.

    Anyway, that part of the world is somewhat unique in that there is a tropical climate at the pacific ocean beaches, then the Andes raise fast and furious to 20000+ ft only a few hundred miles east. Then the mountains drop off very fast and you have the amazon jungle.

    There’s no BF at the pacific coast. The mountains have practically no native trees, the landscape is called “pampa” in spanish, I think it best translates to tundra. Most of the trees that do exist are planted by farmers for harvest and consist of eucaliptus, pine or cipress. There is no BF there either.

    As for the amazon, not many people venture there other than eco-tourists in well defined trails close to civilization and led by some guides. We know for sure there are cannibal tribes in there who think white men taste good.

    I never, ever heard of BF, Sensimite, Ucus or chupacabras down there, not even as a folk or children tale and I did live with and talked to the natives for years. I never heard of any tales of similar animals regardless of name.

  7. twblack responds:

    Good Job Loren spreading the word.

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