Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 31st, 2011
Happy Halloween to everyone! May your days and nights be filled with friendly monsters visiting your home, cryptids strolling across your screens, and cryptozoology populating your bedtime reading.
The midcentury modern installation of a “cryptozoologist’s study” greets visitors to the new International Cryptozoology Museum that reopened on October 30, 2011.
From Half Human.
Previously, here at Cryptomundo…
Every Halloween television programmers seem to amazingly rediscover cryptozoology. No surprise there, really, of course, because the “monster-association” with cryptozoology is rather clearcut.
Old cryptid sci-fi movies are screened.
Past episodes of reality television documentary programs are repeated.
Creature double features are aired.
This Halloween is no different, and for those who do a little searching, you can be rewarded with some good specials.
For example, on the History network’s cable channel designated as H2, they are having a “Monster Mash” week. Can a “MonsterQuest Marathon” be far behind?
That involved, last night, the rebroadcast of a 2005 program called “Monsters,” which had segments on the Loch Ness Monsters, Bigfoot, Yeti, and, well, Dracula. I enjoyed watching the first three parts, to re-view old footage of eyewitnesses, as well as friends like Roy Mackal, the late Robert Rines, and the late Richard Greenwell, plus to even see a younger version of myself. The Yeti selection, I’d forgotten, did a rather good job on the Tom Slick expeditions.
See the History 2 schedule here.
Tonight, there are repeats of “Giganto: The Real King Kong” at 7 pm Eastern and “MonsterQuest: Abominable Snowman” at 10 pm Eastern.
There was a promotional hint that “Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide” is on next Monday.
I wonder what other “oldies but goodies” will jump forward in the schedule.
Share with other Cryptomundians what shows you have seen this week.
“Southern Fried Bigfoot” – featuring CM’s Loren Coleman and Craig Woolheater – is also airing this Sun, Oct 30 at 4 PM EST/3 PM CST on The Documentary Channel, available on DISH Network Channel 197 and DIRECTV Channel 267.
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.