Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 24th, 2011
Maine Museum Moving Crew.
Back row: Anne Finkle, David Ewing, Crookston Bigfoot, Dustin Howe
Front row: Brett Renaud, Jeff Meuse, Steve Lord.
BlobiPhone Photo by Loren Coleman.
Thanks to all who helped.
Docent Dustin Howe ponders how to move the ICM’s Bigfoot.
The Crookston Bigfoot seems to be thinking it has been kidnapped, without its permission, apparently.
Besides the two above, see the Green Hand’s Michelle Souliere photographs of the move here.
High Noon ~ The International Cryptozoology Museum‘s Big Hairy Bigfoot Move: 10.23.11
A dedicated group of volunteers did help move the 400-pound, eight-feet-tall replica of a Sasquatch a half-block. Meanwhile, after that was done we all assisted in packing and relocating 2000 artifacts and 20 display cases out old back exit and into the next door over, from our old museum to the new one?
On Sunday, October 23, 2011, at high noon Eastern Daylight Savings Time (Daylight Saving ends in the USA/Canada on November 6th), we did it.
We met at the current location of the International Cryptozoology Museum, which is 661 Congress Street, Portland, Maine, on October 23rd, at high noon.
The move occurred in bright sunshine.
The hand-transporting of the Bigfoot and its base was completed under the direction of ICM Docent Coordinator Jeff Meuse. The relocation of the artifacts and cases happened under the supervision of Director Loren Coleman, but everyone worked well together and independently. It could not have taken place without a core group of volunteers.
This Feejee Mermaid is sculpted and painted by Erik Gosselin of Lifemaker Make-Up Effects of Quebec. Amber Waterman photo.
The centerpiece of the collection is the once elusive eight feet tall, 400-pound “Crookston Bigfoot,” created by Wisconsin artist Curtis Christensen, which was added to the collection of the International Cryptozoology Museum in 2004. The International Cryptozoology Museum was founded in August 2003, in Portland, Maine by the present director to house the results of his preservation of historical cryptozoological material since March 1960.
The new space begins to take shape.
The International Cryptozoology Museum will be closed from October 23, until the Grand Monster Reopening on October 30, from noon to 6 pm.
Please click on the button below (not the one up top) to take you to PayPal to send in your International Cryptozoology Museum donation.
If you wish to send in your donation via the mails, by way of an international money order or, for the USA, via a check (made out to “International Cryptozoology Museum”) or money order, please use this new snail mail address for our new museum:
Loren Coleman, Director
International Cryptozoology Museum
PO Box 4311
Portland, ME 04101
Thank you, and come visit the museum at 11 Avon Street, Portland, Maine 04101, beginning Tuesday, November 2, 2011, if you don’t make it to the Grand Re-opening on the 30th!! This educational/scientific/natural history museum is now a nonprofit corporation.
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.