Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 12th, 2011
Sometimes it is interesting to compare what was said to be seen in a program in which I have appeared to what a reviewer recalls from that appearance. It is a scary exercise.
For example, last week, I was oh so briefly in the Ancient Aliens episode entitled “Aliens and Monsters.” I’m just now recovering from my moment on that show, and am still trying to heal from one person’s remembrance of the program.
Here’s what a reviewer recalled:
The show opens up with the recent creepy Montauk monster, a creature that was found washed up on the beach by some tourists. It was dead and looked like it was part dog, part raccoon and other unexplained parts that couldn’t be ID’d as anything recognizable. The group took a picture of it and then circulated it on the web to great attention. However when science came calling, the carcass somehow disappeared at one of their residences.
Phony story or not, the discovery kicks off the discussion of whether the critter was actually a science manufactured mutant from a nearby animal laboratory. Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman confirms that science could indeed have created such a beast and has been for some time…for just exactly how long is the real question. by Tara Bennet
“So, partner, were them thar aliens or a time traveling reality television crew?”
“Confirmed”? “Confirmed”? I did no such thing. I confirmed the thing was found on shore. Yes, I even confirmed I nicknamed it the “Montauk Monster.” I even confirmed in footage never used that folks like Darren Naish and I confirmed with the evidence it was a washed up raccoon. But, no, I never confirmed that it “could have been” anything from an alien craft, a science lab, or a hybrid of any kind.
What are such reviewers watching?
Meanwhile, I have to say I fully agree with Ms. Bennet’s other major finding. She admits that the program’s best moments were due to
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, the publisher of Legendary Times Magazine. While he’s a big believer that aliens with technology were behind the origins of the Garuda, the real fish in the Bible’s Jonah and the Whale story and much more, it was Tsoukalos’ hair that owned the screen every time he appeared. I was transfixed. After numerous appearances, it clicked that it stands to reason that an alien expert would know the machinations of the E.T.s so well because they are his people?
I leave you with the evidence:
“Giorgio A. Tsoukalos or Londo Mollari? You tell me,” Tara Bennet wrote.
She’s right. That hair stole the show.
Indeed, Tsoukalos’ hair has become a fan fav on the net:
Meanwhile, it must be pointed out. Everyone comes from somewhere, somewhen. Even Giorgio A. Tsoukalos use to be younger, less bold, and apparently looked different before he was abducted by the media makeup minions. Here is the photographic evidence.
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.