Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 11th, 2010
So what did you think of MQ’s Flatwoods Monster? Sound off.
Why didn’t they let Joe Nickell mention his “everything is an owl” theory, as he had done on the Mothman episode?
Nickell thinks that every lake monster is an otter; well, almost. However, if something unusual is seen on land and near trees, well, he likes the owl explanation theory to debunk: (1) Mothman sightings; (2) the Flatwoods Monster sightings; and, most recently, (3) the Kelly creatures sightings. Perhaps the producers at MQ saw how worn out that tired old bird would appear, if they used it on two shows broadcast so soon after each other?
As to MQ placing the verdict of “hoax” on the Myakka photographs (shown in the Skunk Ape program right before the Flatwoods episode), based on the mere opinion of one wildlife expert who didn’t like the lay of the hair, well, don’t even get me started!
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.