Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 26th, 2009
Sometimes the breaking news is about broken bones.
A monkey kicked an elderly woman down a six feet (two-meter) deep ditch and seriously injured her during a tour in Emei mountain in Sichuan province, China.
Zhou Changju, 60, from Chongqing, went to the mountain with her family and a monkey jumped on her shoulder.
Zhou was taken to a hospital and doctors said that the woman who weighed only 77 pounds (35 kg) could not bear the monkey’s kicking and suffered broken bones.
Zhou is undergoing tests in the hospital and was talking to the tour operators about compensation.
Of course, I am curious, what species of primate was involved in this encounter?
(Source: Chongqing Morning News, 02.26.09)
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.