Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 16th, 2010
The continued attention to the new Knobby reports is all the buzz of the local news stations in North Carolina. For example, here’s a recent report:
Timothy Peeler called 911 on June 5, 2010, saying a man-like beast was loose on his property. He said the creature was “upwards of 10 feet tall” and screeched and grunted his way along.
Peeler saw enough to say the Bigfoot-like individual had dark hair and a gray beard that extended all the way down his belly. He says he “rough talked” the creature with “beautiful hair” and ran him off.
Officers arrived at the property around 3:00 a.m., but after finding no one went ahead and filed a suspicious person report, according to the Post Chronicle.
Below are some items from 1979, the time of the last series of sightings:
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.