Essex Lion: Coppers, Crack Shots and Copters

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 27th, 2012

Reports of a Mystery Cat, the Essex Lion (sandy brown in color), seen near St. Osyth, United Kingdom, have called forth a massive safari-like effort to find it.  The latest effort involved 30 police officers, crack marksmen and two helicopters. For full details, see here and here.
It roared.
And of course, this tidbit came out too. A circus had been in the area, at Clacton Airfield, recently but the media noted: “Officers have spoken to the circus and confirmed that they do not have an animal missing, nor do they have any lions.”
This may or may not be the well-known Beast of Essex that is part of cryptozoology lore for the area.
(Thanks to Roddy Hays and David McMahan for alerting us to these news items.)

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.

One Response to “Essex Lion: Coppers, Crack Shots and Copters”

  1. Earl Morningstarr via Facebook responds:

    I was told last year by one of our readers of a lion-esque big cat in that area. But they made it sound as if it was a liger.

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