Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 16th, 2012
Momo, the Missouri Monster, has become an iconic image of the Midwestern-type of Bigfoot during the early 1970s.
The first eyewitness’s sketch and investigator Walt Andrus’ enhanced drawing of Momo (both above) served as the model for several later versions, such as Harry Trumbore’s drawing of Momo in my own The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates.
The program Legend of the Ozarks, January 21, 2012, 6:00 PM ET, Travel Channel, will feature Randy “Driveroperator” Harrington and D.W. “Darkwing” Lee as they recreate Randy’s encounter and conduct research into the Missouri version of Bigfoot called “Momo.”
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.