Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 6th, 2009
News of the announcement of the opening of the International Cryptozoology Museum has jumped to the USA Today, today, with a mention of The Green Hand, unnamed, at the end of the article. Entitled “Bigfoot, Nessie to star in Maine’s new Cryptozoology Museum,” the piece is running in the Travel/Entertainment section of the paper.
The announcement is also running in the Boston Globe, WBZ, and other national and New England media outlets.
Museum Fee Sale
Concurrently, the International Cryptozoology Museum alerts interested supporters and visitors of the following admission fee schedule and sale offer. The per visit admission fee is $5.00 (all ages), but some special ways to support the museum exist.
For a limited time only, there is a 14-Month One-Time Grand Opening Annual Fee for Nov-Dec 2009 and all of 2010: $50.00 (includes one limited edition “Grand Opening” tee-shirt, unlimited admissions for 2009-2010). Sale ends December 31, 2009.
Normal Annual Fee/Yearly Membership Fee: $60.00 per year (includes one regular tee-shirt and unlimited admissions for one year)
Five Year Membership Fee: $350.00 (includes one tee-shirt, one autographed book by Loren Coleman, and unlimited admissions for five years)
Lifetime Membership: $1000 (includes one Granding Opening tee-shirt while supplies last, regular tee-shirt thereafter, one Orang Pendek cast copy, one autographed book by Loren Coleman, and unlimited admissions for life)
Please positively assist the move of the International Cryptozoology Museum, as it soon opens in downtown Portland, Maine. Please click on the button below (not the one up top) to take you to PayPal to send in your museum donation.
If you wish to send in your donation via the mails, by way of an international money order or, for the USA, via a check (made out to “International Cryptozoology Museum”) or money order, please use this snail mail address:
Loren Coleman, Director
International Cryptozoology Museum
PO Box 360
Portland, ME 04112
Thank you, and come visit the museum at 661 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101, beginning November 1, 2009!!
Not a 501(c)3, so your admission fees and donations are all that more important!
Amber Waterman/Sun Journal
A movie prop from the 1999 A&E movie P.T. Barnum depicts the FeeJee mermaid, and is part of the International Cryptozoology Museum.
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.