Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 14th, 2012
Reports of cryptid or mystery kangaroos in the Midwest, especially during the classic flap of the 1970s, are chronicled, in depth, in my Mysterious America.
There’s been a new report, and the local law enforcement authorities are trying to bury it quickly.
“On Tuesday [April 10, 2012], Palmyra [Missouri] police received a call from someone claiming to have spotted what appeared to be kangaroos hopping around a street a few blocks from U.S. 61. Two city officers and two Marion County deputies searched the area, but found no trace of any exotic animals – especially those native to Australia. Police Chief Eddie Bogue has a working theory regarding what might have been mistaken as kangaroos.
“‘There were four deer that were seen by a city employee close to the same area. They were apparently pretty scared from being out of their element with all the traffic and commotion of town, and they were trying to find a way out of town,’ he said. ‘I think what probably happened is some young person saw that and, I don’t know, maybe it looked like a kangaroo for a moment. If you see a picture of a deer’s head from the bust up, you could maybe liken it to a kangaroo.'” Source.
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.