Cryptozoo Book With A Warning

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 18th, 2008


Extreme Expedition: Travel Adventures Stalking the World’s Mystery Animals by Adam Davies (Anomalist Books) has been published. It contains a rare “warning label” not often seen on cryptozoological works.

Davies, who is departing on a new Yeren expedition on April 28, 2008, is sharing with the world his most recent adventures.

Does a dinosaur exist in the Congo? Does a Yeti-like creature live in the jungles of Sumatra? Does a fearsome Death Worm inhabit the deserts of Mongolia? Explorer Adam Davies has traveled some of the most dangerous places in the world in search of these and other supposedly mythical beasts. In this fascinating account of his adventures, you’ll read how he was shot at in the Congo, arrested and interrogated by the Mongolian Army in the Gobi Desert, filmed Norway’s Nessie as it charged across a lake, and made world news when leading scientists backed his claims that a “jungle Yeti” exists! When not on expedition, Davies is a mildmannered Civil Servant living in Manchester in the United Kingdom. He spends most of his spare time and all of his money searching for mysterious creatures. Both his quests and successes have made headlines around the world. ~ Anomalist Books

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY: Foul language, excessive drinking, sexual situations, and encounters with some creatures of the natural world that would scare young children and more than a few adults as well.

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.

4 Responses to “Cryptozoo Book With A Warning”

  1. corrick responds:

    Just finished it.
    Easily the most entertaining “crypto” read in the last few years.
    Can’t recommend this book enough.
    Would write a review, but I’m sure Matt Bille will and it’ll be much better than anything I might write.

  2. MattBille responds:


    It was on my list to look at, but I’ll have to move it up now 🙂


  3. springheeledjack responds:

    Okay, you’ve sold me…well actually not yet, but you will…

  4. MattBille responds:

    Well, I’ve read it, and it’s certainly a wild ride. Sometimes profane, sometimes hilarious, and always interesting (even if the sex part consists mostly of monster hunters trying in vain to woo local women.)
    Davies has certainly given cryptozoology his best efforts. He’s one of those supremely dedicated amatuers who holds down a boring day job to finance the use of his vacations to travel to Sumatra, Mongolia, and other un-touristy spots. Along the way he gets bitten, stung, arrested, and threatened enough to drive most researchers back to a desk job for good.
    Davies believes he saw a definite cryptid in Lake Seljord, though trips to Loch Ness and Mongolia were less fruitful. He made his biggest contribution in the search for the orang-pendek, where he collected what he describes as unidentifiable primate hairs along with an excellent footprint cast.
    There are a few editing glitches in the book: some apostrophes apparently escaped during the publication process, and if there is such a thing as “pigeon French” (as opposed to “pidgen”) I would really like to hear it spoken. Regardless, this is a heck of a fun book, and I look forward to a sequel.

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