Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 28th, 2006
Due to dogged diligence, indepth investigative inquiries, and long hours in pursue of the truth, Cryptomundo brings you today the identity of the mystery cryptozoologist pictured all year by the North American media, next to the now famous Johor Bigfoot cast.
You remember the photo, shown above? The cast was found in February 2006, at Kampung Temenin Lama, Kota Tinggi. This specific image of the track cast shows a curious individual pointing out this piece of alleged Bigfoot evidence found by the Seekers, SPI, and the Sci-Fi filmmakers. She was not identified in the media reports at the time. But Cryptomundo readers demanded to know her name. More people have emailed me wishing to know more about this person than, well, those expressing interest in a wide range of other items discussed here.
Photograph courtesy of Sean Ang.
Now thanks to information from Ms. Jan McGirk, Mr. Neil Mandt, Mr. Joshua Gates, Mr. Sean Ang, Dr. Vincent Chow, and Mr. Peter Loh, I am certain as to this person’s identity.
Photograph courtesy of Sean Ang.
The female cryptozoologist is one of the "Seekers" (a group of three young women with a TV show in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by the same name). She is known as Adeek. Her full name is Siri Nadhirah Binti Mohd Zhin, and she works with the Seekers show as a producer, videographer, researcher and personality.
The photographs on the page today are all of Adeek.
This image taken during the February trek shows Adeek, as well as others. The man shown in the orange shirt was the security guard hired by the Mandt Bros production. The individual in the hat is Tony Burke, an Aussie tracker. Photograph courtesy of Jan McGirk, and it may be clicked to enlarge.
Another photograph of Adeek courtesy of Jan McGirk, which also may be clicked to enlarge. It appears she is wearing, at least, a tee-shirt that seems similar to the one she was wearing in the Johor Bigfoot cast photo.
(This is the identity of the individual as far as discovered. Corrections will be made here if any are forthcoming.)
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.