Happy New Year ~ 1.1.11 ~ to Cryptos!

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 1st, 2011

Do you have any insights into what is ahead for you in the new year?

My cryptozoology language prediction is that the new word invention “cryptos,” for those individuals interested in cryptozoology, will become more widely employed during the new year of 2011.

May all you have a grand, more fully realized, new decade, as well as a good new year!

Image courtesy of Markus Bühler.

A 2010 media example of the use of “cryptos,” unfortunately, occurred on April Fool’s Day (see here). I think the serious use of the term (see also here) will increase.

“Cryptos” ~ meaning “cryptozoologists” ~ has been used extensively already by folks including DWA, Ole Bub, and perhaps was even first coined here, in March 2006, by someone with the pen name “draconica.”

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

One Response to “Happy New Year ~ 1.1.11 ~ to Cryptos!”

  1. sausage1 responds:

    Happy New Year Loren, and all fellow cryptos from darkest central England. 18 hours already into the new year and still no bigfoot or lake creature sightings reported in Bedford town centre. However, we have been adopted by a stray moggy who has been scrounging food off of us at our back door since Xmas Eve, causing our resident moggy Sid to mark his territory on the Yuletide spruce in the living room.

    The new visitor has been christened – Crypto!

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