Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 26th, 2011
Rita Graham’s Washington State encounter from Mysterious Monsters (1976). Dated to September 12, 1975, in the narration above, and to June 1975, according to the trailer’s narrator, below.
Washington State summary begins at 1:30 minute mark. End of trailer has a classic drive-in movie ad.
The Rita Graham incident in Mysterious Monsters (1976) reminds folks of the bathroom scene in The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972).
Of course, in The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas, there is the tent encounter (starting at the 6:00 minute mark in the first clip below).
Released in 1957, it predates both of the 1970s’ scenes. For its time, that Yeti movie was meant to scare the living daylights out of its audiences, as can be understood from the tone of the trailer at the bottom.
The idea (and thus imagery) of a Yeti getting into a tent during a Nepalese expedition was a real fear for these explorers.
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.