Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 18th, 2006
Despite how frustrated a few people may be of the speculations, more images of the Johor Hominid continue to fire the imagination of other artists. Now with the tracings from Vincent Chow and Sean Ang, it only seems logical that someone would try to pull together the various parts of the picture. Cryptomundo shares the first ones with you.
A Cryptomundo reader has done exactly this (see above). Paul Goodall combines the tracings-from-photographs of Chow and Ang, plus the descriptions in recent news articles, for this “Cryptomundo Exclusive” complete sketch of the Johor Hominid. The Goodall drawing rather factually records what might appear in the photograph mentioned by Chow, down to the wild hair on this more pongid-looking creature.
Intriguingly, Linda Godfrey’s illustration (above) of a Bigfoot seen during the fall of 2005, in Wisconsin, shows a likewise wild crown of hair, but as you can see in closer comparison, the Johor Hominid appears differently than a similarly aged juvenile male.
The widespread diversity of hairy hominoids worldwide is well-understood, and head hair can be a coincidence. More importantly, with this abundance of new images emerging of the Johor Hominid, as we have seen from the art of Peter Loh (below), also “Crytomundo exclusives” imagined after the tracings appeared, the Johor Hominid’s image continues to evolve from day to day.
Only the publication of the alleged photographs will quiet the critics, skeptics, foes, and friends. Or the capture of a Malaysian Bigfoot. But at the present time, we have no control of that situation, of course.
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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.