Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 18th, 2009
Carcharodon megalodon, the giant prehistoric shark, is a favorite of some marine cryptid fans. Others think it is silly to think they exist in modern oceans. The debate gets air time tonight.
MonsterQuest is on the case for March 18, 2009, and the results may surprise folks, because they might have an intriguingly positive twist, although different than the original quest.
Recently, in an interview with a Minneapolis-St. Paul television station, Doug Hajicek let leak some details of one that didn’t get away. While remarking about how all that are on his show are not “mythical creatures,” he hinted at footage he has.
He told the reporter:
“Well, to me a monster is anything that’s out of place, maybe it’s overgrown, maybe it’s totally unknown to science. We just filmed the first freshwater shark for instance in a river. In an area where a guy’s got his fishing dock and swimming platform and there’s a 22 foot shark swimming below his dock. To me that’s an amazing monster.”
Perhaps that is footage for a future show or tonight’s (described below)?
Sharks have terrified people for centuries and deep within the forbidding waters of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula may lurk a mammoth sixty foot monster. Could it be a new giant species or some living relic, hidden in the sea? In prehistoric times, huge carnivorous sharks, more than twice the size of a great white, ruled the waves. Marine experts claim these giants went extinct, but evidence may challenge that. Meanwhile, frightened Mexican fisherman talk of being stalked by a ‘Black Demon’; and sailors report close collisions with a shark unlike anything that they have encountered before. In a search for answers, MonsterQuest uses a combined air and sea search for this monster shark that may be prowling the last unexplored frontier of our planet.
Don’t forget. The “Gators of the Sewers” program is re-broadcast right before both showings of the new episode.
Television spends millions, yes, millions of dollars on series like MonsterQuest. Did you know that? Shows like those are built on years of research from cryptozoologists, but the ad revenue is supporting reality television, not museums and blogs.
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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.