Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 13th, 2007
Everyone has his or her own idea as to what the Mystery Fish Photo postcard shows. Here’s the latest from an individual who is so confident he knows what it is that his statements are declarative, and even has thrown in some speculation as to the marriage of one of the men pictured!
Ted Roever, once a member of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and currently a part-time Instructor at Columbus State University, emails this into Cryptomundo:
This photo was taken in the Southeastern USA, there is a Sabal palm (cabbage palm) behind the screened shack. Out beyond the shack you can see the cord grass/ needle rush community that is typical of southeastern salt marsh estuaries. The fish would be a slightly desiccated Tiger shark (ironic, since the other mystery fish is a tiger fish) and the size compared to the humans would not be unheard of. If I had to speculate; Parris Island, SC – that Marine’s Asian wife has already cooked the fins, that’s why they are missing. The odd looking head is the result of someone’s handiwork with a knife, you know a shark of that size can kiss its dentition goodbye! Tigers of 14 feet or more were caught regularly along the southeast coast of the US prior to the overcrowded conditions that now exist in the area.
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.