Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 20th, 2011
The date of March 20th, 2011, is my official 51st anniversary of being involved with cryptozoology. This year, on this date, I am in Point Pleasant. Tonight, I revisited the TNT, experienced dusk there, with the spring peepers singing at the lover’s lane area where it all began.
Casually, curiously, and unconsciously, I strolled into being a cryptozoologist after watching Half Human, reading Charles Fort (don’t forget, he has some great sections on sea serpents), Bernard Heuvelmans, and Ivan T. Sanderson.
Life choices were made, from what I read to where I went to school, from what I would write to where I would live, based on cryptozoology, oftentimes.
No doubt about it, my sons have always been my first priority, more than they may ever know, but in the background, between living baseball, taking them to Loch Ness, working with suicide prevention, teaching/researching at a university, making documentaries and more, has been cryptozoology.
So here I am working on a reality doc in Mothman country. How sweet that timiing is turning out to be? Very much so, it seems.
More this week about whom I meet here.
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.