Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 13th, 2007
I’m on the road again. This time I am at the “Mass Monster Mash,” in Watertown, Massachusetts, on Saturday, October 13, 2007, giving an illustrated (almost 50 images) on the Dover Demon. I also will be talking to folks, and selling/signing books. Since others there are speaking on Bigfoot, the Bridgewater Triangle, and Phantom Clowns, I’ll have some things to say about those topics too, outside my keynote hourlong illustrated lecture.
I will have a few new copies of the 2007 edition of Mysterious America with me. I also will bring along some copies of The Copycat Effect, Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology and The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates.
And a surprise. While I was moving around boxes in storage last week, I came across a small shipment of Cryptozoology A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature from 1999, which had been lost. I gave one away to the International Cryptozoology Museum’s two new docents, Jeff and Jess Meuse, who were helping me. Now, the attendees at the Mass Monster Mash will get the first crack at the rest of the books.
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.