Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 11th, 2007
I can assure you and your readers that fear did play a part of our decision to not be all running around in the woods at night. As you know also, just walking in this kind of terrain at night is dangerous. Being hit in the head with a heavy rock in the middle of nowhere was a big safety concern for me and everybody on my crew.
I doubt this thing would of confronted us anyhow as the rock throwing is most likely a safe way to try to intimidate us from a distance (and it worked). What was not in the show due to time was the fact that a huge explosion like sound coupled with a vibration shook the whole cabin after we all settled down to get a bit of shut eye. This got all of us up again.
The youngest member of our crew started to go into shock after the last huge cabin hit and I was concerned about his health at that point. It’s easy to say I would do this or that but when it happens you just deal with it by instinct.
I will also add that lack of sleep played a part in what we did. However, after the first smaller rock hit the side of the cabin Curt Nelson stationed himself alone a ways from the cabin in the woods with a thermal cam and waited, something that took courage in my opinion.
I can assure everybody the incident was very real and, yes, it catches one off guard entirely.
In the morning we could clearly see the huge bang on the side. [On the] roof of the steel sided cabin was a piece of cord wood that was thrown at the cabin very hard. We believe it was pulled from the log pile at the back of the cabin 80 ft away.
The DNA test can be done over and over as we have enough material. Funding should soon be available for that. It needs to be done at different labs in order to follow correct protocol. These type of tests are not inexpensive.Doug Hajicek, Producer/Monsterquest for The History Channel
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.