Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 23rd, 2007
Virginia Madsen stars in The Number 23, opening in the USA on February 23, 2007.
As reported in promotional interviews about the movie, Madsen was asked: “How did you learn about the number 23 phenomenon? Virginia, had you heard of the phenomenon?”
Yes, because I think all that stuff is really fun, the shows on the Discovery Channel about ghosts and the Yeti and UFOs, which I totally believe in, so I’d heard about it. But I didn’t know how vast it was until really the first day of production. I’d sort of been online and I came in and there were these beautiful, beautiful roses from Jim, these enormous – with this romantic note, we’re going to have…, “To my beautiful wife…”Virginia Madsen
In my recent discussion of Robert Anton Wilson, here, I noted how the number 23 has become part of the Fortean landscape. Nevertheless, I sure was surprised to hear Yeti being thrown in there during an interview about The Number 23, even if as a mere side remark.
The mention by Madsen of Yeti is cool, and perhaps she’s dropping by to read Cryptomundo once in a blue moon. She has been rather busy. Good luck with the movie!
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.