Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 10th, 2006
Don’t forget to peek in on the giant Bigfoot Rendevous at Idaho State Universtity next weekend. The lineup of speakers is top-notch.
The graphic arts promotion by Falling Rock Production has been outstanding.
Meanwhile, here’s one version of the Pocatello area’s oldest Bigfoot story.
Marion Daily Star, Marion, Ohio
January 28, 1902
EIGHT FOOT WILD MAN SCARES PARTY OF SKATERS
Salt Lake News Has a Live Correspondent at Pocatello.
Salt Lake, Utah, Jan. 28. — The News’ Pocatello, Idaho, correspondent is responsible for the story of the appearance recently in Chesterfield, Bannock county, of a wild man eight feet in height and covered with hair. He appeared among a party of skaters flourishing a huge club and giving vent to a series of yells. The skaters fled and the wild man disappeared in the woods. Measurements of his footprints, [according to] the correspondent, showed them to be over twenty inches in length and about seven inches wide. A searching party is after the alleged wild man.
Thanks to Jerome Clark for the news item.
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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.