Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 25th, 2009
A sign posted at Tallman Mountain State Park in Palisades warns hikers of suspicious animal sighting during the Spring of 2009. Some hikers have reported seeing large black cats resembling panthers. (The Journal News)
Tallman Mountain State Park is a New York State Park located in the Town of Orangetown in Rockland County, New York, adjacent to the Hudson River. It includes part of Piermont Marsh.
Four to six sightings around Palisades and Tallman State Park were reported in March and April. Additional sightings in Pearl River and at a golf course in Rockland Lake State Park trickled in afterward.
Reports during the week of July 19-24, 2009, talk of new hunts being conducted for the big melanistic felids.
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.