MonsterQuest Revisits Maine Mutant

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 28th, 2009

Maine Mutant

Goofy as the Maine Mutant by Peter Loh, captured me in the essence of the story.

MonsterQuest comes to Maine, with appearances by reporter Mark LaFlamme and cryptozoologist Loren Coleman.

Maine Mystery Beast

Photo: Michelle O’Donnell, Turner, Maine, August 2006.

Maine Mystery Beast

An illustration from graphic designer Mike Lemos was turned into his tee-shirt celebrating the phenomenon.

MonsterQuest : Mutant Canines
Airs on Wednesday July 29 08:00 PM and Airs on Thursday July 30 12:00 AM
Something strange is killing Fido. In 2006, a number of pets were killed in Maine and Minnesota by a beast locals describe as a mutant–one of these creatures was hit by a car. The body of this strange looking creature will be DNA tested to see what it really is. Two expeditions will be launched to trap other dog killers still at large. One-part history, one-part science and one part monster, discover the truth behind legendary monsters.

All of these episodes are on History and the times given are Eastern. Please check your local listings.

Maine Mystery Beast

Photograph by Douglas Van Reeth, Sun Journal.

Executive producer Doug Hajicek.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

One Response to “MonsterQuest Revisits Maine Mutant”

  1. LanceFoster responds:

    I hadn’t seen the Canid episode until this time, so it was good to get the chance, thanks Loren, as I would have missed it again (as well as the “flying humanoid” episode).

    It was cool to see the shunka warak’in mentioned, and pronounced recognizably 🙂 Too bad they didn’t get to Ennis, Montana, to photograph the mounted specimen for all to see. Hopefully, MQ will get there soon, before the mount disappears for another few decades! The mount there is not a dog or a coyote, though it -might- be a variant wolf form (although the cries it made while alive which were described historically by people who knew wolves very well were not those of a wolf). Again, kudos to the producer and narrator for getting the pronunciation right!

    The bit with the lady taking a photo of the dead dark chow-mix dog she found was good too, although I don’t know why they used gray/white/black husky-appearing fur in the re-creation since the dead animal was just a uniform brown-black all over.

    Finally, in the last part with the entrails being dragged off between photos, did anyone bother looking at the snow for tracks?

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