Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 18th, 2007
Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization chief sponsor Wally Hersom of San Juan Capistrano with a Bigfoot cast from Walla Walla, Washington State. The 15-inch left foot print was discovered May 10, 1986. Taken at his home. Both Matt Moneymaker and Hersom live in San Juan Capistrano, California. Photo: Cindy Yamanaka, The Orange Country Register.
Skeptic Benjamin Radford’s comment:
I hope this will quell the Bigfoot apologists who say that the reason there’s no hard evidence for Bigfoot is that no one is funding the research.Benjamin Radford
Pondering the life of another wealthy individual who had decided to put his money behind the search for Bigfoot and Yeti in the late 1950s and early 1960s, I once wrote:
Thomas Baker Slick, Jr., was raised in a family atmosphere that encouraged him to explore the cutting edge of many subjects. He was willing to take risks, tell people what he really thought, and choose a different path from others. He had the passion and money to pursue things that made him curious, and he did. Yet his uniqueness was sometimes misunderstood. Such was the life of a revolutionary, a pioneer.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.