Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 17th, 2010
Strange things do happen at night in museums.
This morning, I came into the International Cryptozoology Museum to find the Wolpertinger replica on the floor, about a meter from the display area where it usually sits. (This item, donated by Mahl Wagner, is the Germanic folkloric figure that pre-dates the Jackalope by about 100 years.)
Above is the photo of the museum’s Wolpertinger on the floor, and below, it is shown in its normal location.
The last time something like this happened was on the mornings of the second and third days after the museum had opened. In both of those cases, the winged horse-like Jersey Devil figurine was on the floor.
It appears the winged replicas in the museum get restless overnight.
Perhaps too many people have been talking about little green hominids, like the one on the cake that was presented by the museum to the 661 Congress St.’s spacemate, Michelle Souliere, for her birthday today?
The gentleman who personally frosted the final “Happy Birthday” for Ms. Souliere’s cake holds the freshly baked object with the wee figure on its top.
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.