Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 10th, 2007
Loren Coleman to Keynote Fort Knox Faire
On July 21 and 22, Saturday and Sunday, at the Psychic and Paranormal Faire, meet with people who share an interest in or a belief in things unusual. This unique event features renowned cryptozoologist and author Loren Coleman, as well as performers, psychics, ghost hunters and dowsers. Informational tables, unique food, crafts, and books by many artists and authors will be at the venue, which is one of the most popular ones held in New England. In the past, over 1000 people have attended during the two day event, due to the diversity of exhibits and vendors showcased at this beautiful haunted old fort along the coast of Maine.
Loren Coleman will give two talks (introducing cryptozoology through the recent cryptid events in Maine), during each mid-morning. Then he will deliver brief overviews of cryptozoological items he will have with him, followed by questions and answers sessions on the Maine reports, as well as on Bigfoot, Black Panthers, Sea Serpents, other cryptids, and general cryptozoology.
He will talk on the subjects he has covered during his 40 years of writings, including those in his newest book, Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nation’s Weirdest Wonders, Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures (NY: Paraview Pocket – Simon and Schuster, 2007).
Coleman will have several of his old and new books available, and/or will be happy to sign any of your own.
Venue Name: Fort Knox State Historic Site
Address: 740 Fort Knox Road, Prospect, ME 04416
Dates: July 21st, 2007 — July 22nd, 2007
Times: 10 AM until 4 PM, both days.
Fees: Normal Fort Knox admission fees apply (see below at the website) and a $2 donation is requested to help defray event costs.
To Find Us:
From Belfast, Maine: Proceed north on US Rte 1, through Searsport and Stockton Springs, immediately before crossing the Penobscot Narrows Bridge, take a left onto Rte. 174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.
From Bar Harbor, Maine: Follow US Rte. 1 south across the Penobscot Narrows bridge, immediately adjacent to the town of Bucksport. Once over the bridge take a right onto Rte. 174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.
From Bangor, Maine: On Rte. 1A South….follow Rte 1A South through the towns of Hampden, Winterport, Frankfort and Prospect. In Prospect Center, take a left onto Rte. 174. Follow Rte 174 approximately 4 miles. Fort Knox will be on your left. On Rte 15 South….follow Rte 15 South through the city of Brewer and the towns of Orrington and Bucksport. In Bucksport, take a right onto US Rte.1 South and proceed over the Penobscot Narrows bridge. Immediately upon exiting the bridge take a right onto Rte. 174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.
(Adapted from the Fort Knox State Historic Site press release.)
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.