Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 26th, 2007
You may recall that the following footage was reluctantly mentioned here in September 2007.
It was claimed to be an “old 1924 video of supposed Pterosaur in PNG.”
Now, the Dinosaurs and Origins weblog is saying this is a fake that was created by a skeptic to discredit a researcher.
It looked as if David Woetzel (Cryptozoologist and member of ICR) had posted it. However, this video is a fraud and the real David Woetzel had nothing to do with it. It may be hard to believe that a skeptic stooped this low attempting to discredit the research of a living pterosaur investigator.Dinosaurs and Origins blog
Well, it was a rather obvious hoax, but if it was produced to undermine someone’s actual research, that’s hard to hear.
No specific “skeptic” was named.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.