Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 29th, 2006
Kevin Fitzgerald, 55, a science writer for the Journal Inquirer of Manchester, Connecticut, and past contributor to Grzimek Encyclopedia of Animal Life and the New England Skeptical Society’s online “Encyclopedia of Skepticism,” is the guest blogger today.
Fitzgerald wrote me commenting that he would like to expand on some thoughts regarding Madagascar’s animals, as his travels there had given him some firsthand insights that might be of interest to Cryptomundo readers. This is in reaction to the U. S. Navy SEALs account about seeing an animal in the Congo that looks like a supposed “ape” on Madagascar. Fitzgerald does not think apes exist on Madagascar and wants to outline why, as a matter of evolution, there are other monsters, of sorts, there.
Harry Trumbore’s drawing of Africa’s kalanoro, from The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates. Copyright 2006, Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe.
Here’s Kevin Fitzgerald’s commentary column for Cryptomundo.
Late pm on the 29th of July, after ten comments were registered, Kevin Fitzgerald asked for his guest blog to be removed from this site. The following is his statement related to his reasons for its removal, complete with his misspelling of “Cryptology Zoo”:
I was hoping to write for scientific sources on the extinct lemurs, and a likely prospect for writing about them just came my way. So, if a scientist or science writer should come across my writings in Cryptology Zoo, I’d rather not have to explain why I wrote for a cryptozoology site, and I would prefer that my credibility not be questioned. You know how science generally regards cryptozoology.
The writing prospect is a great step forward for me and important for my future as a science writer. I hope you’ll understand and remove my writings, as I requested. My sincere apologies, Mr. Coleman. I mean no ill to anyone.
You may post the above if you like, Mr. Coleman.
Comments with this section have not been deleted, as some people put a good deal of thought into sharing the following. Thank you.- Loren
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.