Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 13th, 2010
What does the International Cryptozoology Museum (ICM) do when it is closed?
Of course, the museum never really rests. For example, on Tuesday, July 13th, while it is closed to public tours, the ICM will be the host to a camera crew representing the U.S. Navy.
Filming will be by Defense Media Activity – Anacostia (the Navy’s arm
of the Defense Media Activity), a documentary production company. They are under contract from the Department of Defense to produce a segment on cryptozoology and the cryptozoology museum. It will be shown to U.S. Navy personnel who are deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and ships at sea.
They will be interviewing the director, and filming the exhibits to show our Sailors, tying in cryptozoology to the exploration of biosciences around the world.
The museum is donating the images of the exhibitions, our space and our time to support this project.
Amber Waterman/Sun Journal
A movie prop from the 1999 A&E movie “P.T. Barnum” depicts the FeeJee mermaid.
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.