Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 17th, 2008
Cartoonist Ted Bastien’s illustration above symbolizes another speaking engagement for me, not on Coast to Coast AM this time, but live in the Bay State. Actually, I will be speaking in that southern state (hey, from Maine, it’s south) tomorrow night, then again privately on the 24th of October, and finally publicly on the 29th of the month (at the Museum of Science in Boston). Tomorrow’s talk will be specifically about that thing peeking out from behind a tree.
The Mass Monster Mash tomorrow, on October 18th, 2008, will have various talks on the Bridgewater Triangle, mentions of the Dover Demon, and my presentation on Mothman. (Considering I coined two of those three phrases, it feels like I’ll be surrounded by “old friends,” as per cartoonist Len Peralta’s cryptocollection above.) It takes place in Watertown, Massachusetts, on the fringes of Boston.
Mass Monster Mash is becoming an annual event. This is the third one.
Besides giving an illustrated lecture on the West Virginia winged weirdie, I will also be around there tonight, to talk to you, as well as to sell and sign Bigfoot and other cryptozoology books. The UFO program this evening, October 17th, is headlined by Budd Hopkins, Leslie Kean, and Nick Redfern.
The following poster has a good rundown of the Saturday night talks (which will be sprinkled in with frequent updates of the Boston Red Sox score, of course).
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.