Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 26th, 2008
With all the talk of how difficult it is to film cryptids, occasionally it is good to point out that several species of animals do not exactly allow themselves to be filmed/photographed easily. This week flying fish are all the rage in a new video posted on the Internet.
A Japanese TV crew has filmed what is believed to be the longest flight of a flying fish ever recorded. The NHK television network said one of its camera crews captured the 45-second flight on video from a ferry near Kuchino-erabu island in southwestern Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture, on May 19, 2008. The crew was reportedly on its way to shoot footage for a nature documentary.
Meanwhile, in Illinois, another type of “flying fish” is causing problems because it is an alien species:
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.