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NC Knobby Videos

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 13th, 2011

Last summer’s North Carolina’s Knobby sightings are revisited in these videos.

Why would someone on YouTube be so demeaning in their terminology? The poster’s use of the phrase “dumb North Carolina hillbilly” is just downright unfortunate.


The eyewitness drawing.


Knobby art by Charles Berlin, the Cryptoonist.


Knobby image by Ted Bastien of Bugsport.

Other Knobby stories: here, here, here, here, and here.

Why was this Knobby at first said to be yellow? One possible answer might be here.

Every image above is copyrighted in the name of the artist, “Courtesy International Cryptozoology Museum, Copyright 2010,” and may not be used without the expressed permission of the artist and Loren Coleman, the ICM director. Thank you.

Thank you!!

About Loren Coleman
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.


2 Responses to “NC Knobby Videos”

  1. appalachian responds:

    Ridicule of anyone Appalachian or Western North Carolinian is a predominate prejudice in our society. Colorful, down to earth and realistic people rarely figure into a world that expects people to perform or act a certain way. As the saying goes, you can be anyone you want to be – be from anywhere – but you can’t be a Southerner in New York City.

    The guy in question from the June 2010 sighting showed that he had an open mind by the simple fact he ‘shoed’ the ‘critter way’. A more predisposed mind would have froze or broken down on seeing one of those things.

    I don’t know – when I tell people where I grew up, they state (even in North Eastern cities), “You don’t talk or act like a redneck – you are very articulate’.

    Just goes to show most of these folks that criticized the man from Cleveland County really don’t know what an Appalachian person truly is – or how real they are.

  2. graybear responds:

    I know and am related to quite a few individuals who could be this gentleman. They are not dumb or insensitive, merely different from the accepted norm as to their personal expertise. The gentleman in the video could most likely repair a gasoline or diesel motor, gut and prepare a deer, fish successfully and responsibly, roof a house, use heavy equipment (which is a skill as delicate as any), and on and on. Which the people feeling superior to this man almost certainly could not do. Yet, because he can write in confusing and self-serving ways, we are expected to value the lawyer or politician, who produces nothing but words, more than a man who can do physical and honest labor. Bah!

    And did anyone notice, especially some of the posters on this blog who really should know better, that, even though heavily armed, the gentleman DID NOT attempt to harm the beast he encountered, proving that when the Bigfoot are finally proven to exist, it will not signal a bloodbath of high-caliber crazed hunters out to bag a real trophy, as some have sneeringly predicted.

    And, while I’m ranting, just who is to say that the Bubba Patrol’s regional accents are any more ignorant than the accents that you find in someone from Noo Yoak City, Baastn, or (sorry Mr. Coleman) Maine? It’s simply an ingrained and stupid response. We could and should know better.



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