Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 8th, 2009
Jefferson County, Kentucky, is the site of a new Bigfoot photo taken by Kenny Mahoney, was was born and raised in Fairdale.
Elizabeth Donatelli, reporting from WAVE, notes, in part:
His hunting camera, which is operated by a motion detector, normally picks up rabbits, deer and turkeys, but on September 1 around 2:15 p.m. it picked up a strange image that looks like some sort of large black creature, one Mahoney estimates taller than he.
“It looked like it had the outline of a head, and like gorilla type shoulders, and then the arms crossed is what it looks like to me,” said Mahoney.
Mahoney said it would be very hard for him to believe Big Foot is living in his backyard, but is stumped as to what else it could be.
“One of the explanations my brother-in-law said it may be a garbage bag blowed up in there, but all the smashed over vegetation in there-I really don’t know,” said Mahoney. “I have no idea what it is.”
Mahoney’s wife Margaret sent the photo to a wildlife expert who specializes in black bears. She said it looks like it is fur and not a trash bag, but still cannot confirm it is a bear.
In an examination of the image for Cryptomundo, Bill Dranginis of Virginia Bigfoot Research submits his initial analysis: “Examined the pictures. It appears to be a blackbird or crow in take-off mode. Illusion is that it’s a Bigfoot farther back. Arms of creature are actually wings. Note the separation on the creature’s long fingers; they are feathers.”
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.