Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 17th, 2008
I just had a long talk with Doug Segal, the executive producer of a new Animal Planet series beginning in January 2009. It is a program about cryptids, and of footage of them, entitled “Lost Tapes.” The first two episodes are having a sneak preview on Halloween 2008.
Here is the PR that has slipped out:
Thursday, October 30, from 4pm – 10pm ET/PT
There’s nothing cuddly about this Animal Planet marathon! Tune in for the creepiest Howl-O-Ween yet, including a sneak peek of an all-new Animal Planet series, “Lost Tapes,” from 9-10 PM (ET/PT). Even in the modern age, reports of human encounters with mysterious and often dangerous beasts continue to surface. “Lost Tapes” is a first person, immersive experience of encounters with bizarre animals that science is reluctant to recognize – in our waters, in our woods, and in our skies – they live among us – you will believe. (Genres: Animals/Wildlife, Holiday, Marathon, Special)
Segal told me the first two episodes shown are on Bigfoot and Chupacabras.
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.