Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 30th, 2008
No, no, I’m not talking about those guys from Georgia who faked the Bigfoot body. I’ll discuss them one last time later.
During the problems with this blog (caused by evil gemlins?) over the last few days, I decided to create a year-end Fortean list over at The Copycat Effect site.
As I have mentioned, in Mysterious America, I detailed the national wave of shadowy 1981 sightings of “Phantom Clowns” in vans, trying to kidnap children, from Boston to Kansas City. Once in awhile, I like to update the status of evil clown sightings.
It was a rather spooky true crime and real events year involving some costumed scary things, including the bizarre “Knight Rider”/”Roswell” links to Christmas Eve’s Killer Santa massacre.
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.