Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 20th, 2010
Doug Hajicek and Will Yates of “MonsterQuest” had arranged for the donation of some intriguing props to the International Cryptozoology Museum. They arrived yesterday.
The first is a “MonsterQuest” field-used trailcam (pictured above) employed during their four-year series’ on-site investigations, marked “Camera 1.”
The other is “Head 1” (pictured above, shortly after arrival in this snapshot). It is the first of the five test Patterson-Gimlin film footage heads (shown below) used in MonsterQuest’s Sasquatch evidence analysis episode.
We deeply appreciate these donations to the International Cryptozoology Museum, which fulfill one of our objectives, namely, to preserve and protect items of historical and documentary importance used in the modern television and film depiction of cryptozoology.
All too often, once a television series is finished, believe it or not, items such as these are destroyed or dumped, without regard to their historical significance.
The International Cryptozoology Museum values the popular cultural worth and educational learning that can be generated by saving and exhibiting such items. We send out our thanks, deeply, to the great folks at Whitewolf Productions and MonsterQuest for their support of cryptozoology and their assistance in saving the history of the field.
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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.