Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 20th, 2010
P.T. Barnum’s FeeJee Mermaid got people from all over to travel to New York City. Now the P.T. Barnum movie’s one and only FeeJee Mermaid might be assisting to get folks to travel to Maine. However, Bigfoot seems to be the big draw, most of the time.
New York Magazine has published their annual “Spring Travel 2010 – Six Vacation Ideas for Families.”
Here’s what they’re saying in New York about one location you all know about, nowadays:
Learn the truth about Bigfoot (maybe) and the right way to eat lobster.
Not that you’d ever mistake Portland for Brooklyn—not with that gorgeous, rugged scenery—but the Maine town’s population of scruffy artists, young families, and ardent locavores seems awfully familiar. After taking in downtown’s must-stops—there’s a great children’s museum next door to the Portland Museum of Art —meander down Congress Street to see the acrylic-and-pastel Johnny Cash portraits at Space Gallery and the oddball Bigfoot exhibit at the just-opened International Cryptozoology Museum….
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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.