Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 31st, 2008
VENOM ENERGY DRINK OFFERS BOUNTY
FOR THE CAPTURE OF A LIVE “MONTAUK MONSTER”
Venom, the piercing energy drink that strikes back, promises a lifetime supply of product and a corporate monster-hunting sponsorship to anyone [strong] enough to subdue and capture the (presumably) ferocious, untamable Montauk Monster
PLANO, Texas (July 31, 2008) – Dedicated to enabling the most thrill-seeking conquests known to man or beast, Venom energy drink is offering free product for life and a corporate monster-hunting sponsorship to the first person [brave] enough to capture a live Montauk Monster.
Was it a de-shelled turtle? A chupacabras? A manticore? No one knows for sure, and the mystery of the grotesque sea-beast that washed ashore yesterday morning in Montauk, N.Y. remains a mystery. While vacationing Hamptonites recoiled with fright and the Internet exploded with speculation, the team behind Venom mobilized for action, realizing that this was the chance for true adventure that its thrill-seeking customers have been waiting for.
“This quest isn’t for the faint of heart. Google the thing and you’ll see what I’m talking about. That beak could shred a bottle of Venom,” said Chanda Rhodes, brand manager for Venom. “We bet it is going to put up a pretty big fight. It’s going to take a lot of energy and a huge set of cojones to bring it in alive. That’s why we’re guaranteeing the badass who can do it a lifetime supply of piercing energy…in a bottle.”
As a consultant to this quest, Loren Coleman, director of the International Cryptozoology Museum and Cryptomundo blogger said, “I would advise Montauk Monster hunters to use great caution getting close to this cryptid, and to wear thick gloves.”
The hooked beak had Coleman mumbling, “You may need a bigger boat,” over and over.
Rhodes also reiterated that the bounty would not be awarded unless the creature is brought back alive. “We don’t care how you do it. Nunchucks, robots, plasma grenades—just make sure it’s still breathing. No disintegrations.”
For more information about the beast and how Venom can help you summon the courage and energy to answer this challenge, visit the Capture The Beast blog.
The above is an actual Press Release from Fernando Rizo & Jonathan Bellinger, Ketchum Public Relations in conjunction with Jason Genthner, Venom.
Ketchum Public Relations and Dr Pepper/Snapple Group’s Venom did not have anything to do with the original photograph or initial publicity regarding the unknown body washing up on Montauk Island. They are merely interested in reinforcing the adventure aspect this news has generated. Mr. Rizo is a big fan and frequent reader of Cryptomundo. – LC
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.