Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 10th, 2009
Mystery kangaroo reports use to be a dime a dozen, so to speak, from various states in the Midwest, with one of the most frequent hotspots being SE Minnesota.
For example, in November 2005, a columnist in that state told of recent sightings there, but the details given were very vague.
Around Cloquet Pine Knot, Minnesota, according to the Pine Journal, “the phone lines buzzed with people who had either already seen the kangaroo or who wanted to and wanted to know which alfalfa field he was in. The farming area to the west of town quickly filled with families in cars, cruising around slowly, looking for the visiting foreigner. Veterinarians were called by reporters to see if anyone had a pet kangaroo who might have escaped. The local zoo is 25 miles away, but it quickly counted noses and couldn’t come up with any kangaroo shortages. The Great Kangaroo Hunt lasted until dark.”
Reports of cryptid kangaroos or at least cryptids that look like kangaroos are nothing new for Minnesota, as I write about in Mysterious America.
Anyone have more details on any recent sightings?
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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.