Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 26th, 2012
Residents of South Carolina recently found something strange (pictured above) on the shores of Folly Beach. Folly Beach is a city of about 2000 people, located on historic Folly Island, in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States.
The people viewing the beached beast thought it might be a “Sea Monster.”
The stranded creature was large, scaly, and, well, looked monstrous.
But a local vet quickly identified it. It was an Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus).
End of mystery.
I do not feel we need to go so far as to call this Folly Beach’s Folly, now do we?
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.