Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 16th, 2011
Here is today’s “Police Blotter” from the Flathead Beacon, the Kalispell, Montana newspaper. Needless to say, the area is most well-known, cryptozoologically, for the accounts of the Flathead Lake Monsters.
Map credit: Laney Hanzel of the Flathead Lake Monitor, July 1995.
FLATHEAD COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORTS
By Christie Burns , 01-16-11
8:56 a.m. Someone called in to say they know of a man who was talking about suicide while on the phone with the Internal Revenue Service.
9:54 a.m. Someone in Bigfork reported getting unwanted calls from a foul-mouthed individual.
11:21 a.m. A caller on Bosco Drive claimed there was a dog laying in the ditch. The dog was fine and returned to its owner.
12:37 p.m. A man on Highway 35 in Kalispell reported that he had been drinking for the last four days and, although he wasn’t currently drinking, he didn’t feel very well. He was taken to the hospital.
1:34 p.m. A woman on Helena Flats Road claimed her neighbors have been harassing her.
2:08 p.m. Someone on Bierney Creek Road reported a “wolf-looking dog-like creature” sighting.
2:48 p.m. Someone on Kokanee Bend claimed to have seen a mountain lion.
3:50 p.m. Snowboard bindings were stolen on Big Mountain.
4:37 p.m. A woman on Mountain Drive said she wanted her male roommate gone. He left and she was happy.
5:11 p.m. A 5-year-old boy who had wandered away from his school in Somers found his way home safely.
6:39 p.m. A pack of unruly dogs chased deer.
6:52 p.m. A woman on Grande Vista Drive reported that her neighbor had plowed snow into her driveway. The neighbor claimed he didn’t do it intentionally.
6:59 p.m. A Shadow Lane resident claimed that the antlers, the ones behind the wood pile, are missing.
2:13 a.m. Apparently, there was a large, bloody fight at a bar in Coram.
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.