Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 20th, 2009
I’ve returned from Mount Washington, rested and refreshed, and will be going back next weekend to sit, sell, and sign books only (mostly on Saturday, April 25th). But in the meantime, I thought I’d post the following link and some photos, courtesy of comedian Mike Brody.
Brody’s took on a mammoth task to interview me. He wrote up his very funny “Profile: Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman.” Please go there, for the full interview. Here are some snippets.
Mike Brody photo, taken by Mike Brody.
Who would win in a fight: Loren Coleman or The Loch Ness Monster?: (Long pause followed by a cough and an expectant look in the eyes.)
Oh, I’m sorry. Who would win in a fight: L.C. or The Loch Ness Monster?: The Loch Ness Monster is a very powerful animal and isn’t as intelligent as me. (Honestly, I’ve stared at this answer on paper for about 45 minutes and can’t figure out what the hell it means. Maybe it means that he would be overpowered by Nessie in a physical battle, but could own him at Scrabble?)
Mike Brody photo, taken by Caleb Cone-Coleman.
A small squabble ensued where I tried to run off with L.C.’s two-foot Sasquatch. His eyes turned red like a chupacabras and he clasped on for dear life with the strength of a Jane Goodall chimp. Years of wrestling Loch Ness Monsters finally paid off, because he bested me. You’ve won this battle, Loren Coleman. But not the war!
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Mike Brody’s “blog.”
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.