Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 24th, 2012
Utah’s infamous “goat man” has been identified. The 57-year-old South Carolina man turned himself in Monday.
His story exploded in the media when officials from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources notified the public of a man dressed as a goat, hanging out among wild goat herds on Ben Lomond Peak on Ogden. Their concern was that he could accidentally get shot by hunters.
Monday, on the advice of a friend who lives in Utah, the “goat man” came clean. He contacted DWR and identified himself as a hunter from South Carolina.
The man told officials he was testing out a new kind of hunting disguise and was told Utah was a good place to find goat herds.
“Goat man’s” real name was not released.
Okay. But who is it? What if this is a mentally ill person wanting media attention, because he was jealous of the real goat man getting it all, up to this point?
(Hat tip to aloutah.)
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.