Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 3rd, 2009
Hey, I’m finishing an article (with Ian Simmons) for the next issue of The Anomalist on the world of cryptozoological museums.
A few may be ones like this new venue at Disney World, Orlando, Florida, about the Yeti.
The straight cz angle is rather well-covered, because, besides the Swiss one, the CFZ contribution, and mine, if you don’t count private marginal collections like Gordon Rutter’s Fortean frontroom, there are not too many purely cryptozoological treasure troves in the world.
But there are a growing list of Bigfoot and Nessie museums. I have my own sense of some of the best ones, but I wanted to survey you all. So, what and where are your all-time favorites? Tell me as much as you want!
Share what you like and love. But skip the negatives, for frankly, I don’t have time to shift through those.
Some will always live on as bad memories, only.
Go beyond Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster collections, to the least obvious too!
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.