Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 20th, 2010
BBC News is just now reporting (overnight on August 19, 2010) that there has been a second sighting of a “mystery monkey” by a second police officer in a Lincolnshire village. First news involved police officer Paul French who saw the animal on Mill Hill Way in South Cockerington, near Louth, on last Friday morning, August 13, 2010.
“Now Pc Ian Garrick has come forward to say he also spotted the animal in the same location on Sunday [August 15, 2010]. A police spokeswoman said no-one had come forward to report a missing monkey,” reported the BBC.
French said the unidentified monkey ran in front of his patrol car and then scampered over a hedge.
The officers report the monkey as being a similar size to a squirrel, dark brown in color with a long, straight, upright tail.
French told the BBC: “I thought it was a squirrel at first. It paused for a moment standing on its hind legs, looked at me, then scampered off over the hedge.”
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.