New Cryptomobile

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 24th, 2009

Okay, I’ll share this bit of news, which may be only important to me and a few future witnesses that see me coming.

I recently obtained an old (2006) new Cryptomobile so I can keep making my investigative treks and talking appearances around North America. Thusfar, I’m happy with my trimmed down black Chevrolet HHR, now sporting my same old Maine plates, CRYPTO1.

I like the mileage, extra space for field equipment, and the Art Deco looks of the vehicle.

My 1996 station wagon had done its job, and it was coming in at nearly 175,000 miles, with problems on the horizon.

So much for cutting back on expenses during these difficult fiscal times, but sometimes you have to go with a new high interest loan in exchange for reliable mobility. 🙂

The retro design concept is based on the 1949 Chevy Suburban (shown directly below).

The HHRs also have visual memories of similar Chevy panel trucks from the late 1940s’ time period.

I’m not sure about the camo look with this vehicle, but I could dress up like a Keelian Man-In-Black when I interview eyewitnesses. Just kidding.


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.

7 Responses to “New Cryptomobile”

  1. kittenz responds:

    Having recently retired my own 1996 Subaru wagon at 280Kplus miles I can empathize. I still have the Subaru though, can’t bear to part with it. Maybe I’ll make a planter of it.

  2. odingirl responds:

    Good thing you’re kidding about dressing like an MIB, Loren….could be lethal, lol….like trying to take the census in hillbilly country. I just read in one of Keel’s books about a poor schmuck he encountered who was so beleagured by the MIBs that when Keel visited him, he found him at his back door with a loaded shotgun, waiting for the next MIB to come along….

  3. springheeledjack responds:

    There you go…now go get some big magnets (you can buy it by the foot now), get some enterprising artist to draw you some cryptids, and when you go out in an official cryptozoological capacity, you can slap the magnetic decals on the side and the back and let everyone know you’re on the move…

  4. tschools responds:

    I always get a kick out of seeing Loren walking trough Deering Oaks on Monster Quest, hope to see you driving around town in your new HHR sometime, think you could get a Bigfoot in that thing?

  5. ctinn responds:

    I can see it with scales and eyes..a nessie head, it looks like to me!

  6. JMonkey responds:

    You should get a horn that sounds like a Yeti whoop. That would be awesome. Maybe have someone freehand some bigfoot footprints across the back liftgate in brown. You could always get the “I brake for Cryptids” sign to hang in the window. You might even see if you can get a “Bigfoot on Board” one. Good luck with your new super cool vehicle.

  7. wisaaka responds:

    Nice to see cryptozoologists are fuel conscious. Thank you for not buying a Hummer-ish SUV dinosaur to go looking for dinosaurs (and other cryptids).

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