Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 23rd, 2009
There has been quite a bit of horrific breaking news items during the last couple days, resulting in my writing time being devoted to more Fortean-oriented reports. I won’t bother with details here, but you can read the following two postings and more, elsewhere, for the info, if you wish.
Topics covered include today’s childcare rampage, school violence, Heath Ledger, The Joker, VA Tech’s decapitation, new Mason County deaths, Mothman, sandhill cranes, the Devil’s Hoofprints, and Charles Fort.
Plus, the latest at Dendermonde Joker (with new drawing of the alleged Belgian killer).
Or just go here, and scroll down.
Of course, these events have everything to do with the topic of this book, The Copycat Effect: How the Media and Popular Culture Trigger the Mayhem in Tomorrow’s Headlines (NY: Simon and Schuster, 2004), not cryptozoology, so please excuse this sidetrek. Back to the cryptids, soon enough.
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.