Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 6th, 2011
September 29, 1885
CITY AND SUBURBS.
Ellison township, over across the river, keeps reiterating the story about a
monster serpent at large in that section. A Kirkwood man who saw it some
days ago says it is about forty feet long, thick as a young tree, makes a
track in the dust the width of a man’s two hands, and raises its head up
four or five feet as it travels, with tongue protruding a yard in length and
emitting a sound like the roaring of a train of cars. It was seen
twenty-five years ago in the same vicinity.
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.