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Halloween on C2C

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 31st, 2008

I was driving around Portland the other day, minding my own business. Then, while stopped at a red light, the driver in the car (not a van) next to me pulled up alongside, rolled down his window, and yelled out: “Are you Loren Coleman, who is on Coast to Coast?”

Thank goodness, he wasn’t in a clown suit!

I’m not sure how he recognized me from my radio appearances, but what could I say? One hardly expects such things to happen on a busy roadway, but, of course, shocked or not, I merely said, “Yep, that’s me.”

As it turns out, I’ll be on George Noory’s Coast to Coast AM again soon ~ on this Friday’s Halloween 2008 program, briefly, during the first hour’s news segment. Although cryptozoology may be mentioned, I will be mostly there to update listeners about the recent wave of “Phantom Clown” sightings. The strange potential child abductors have now shown up in Bloomington, Illinois, which is quite a few miles from the original Chicago area encounters.

Earlier in the week, Coast to Coast AM’s website mentioned my recent blog postings on the recent Phantom Clown accounts, and it caused a lot of comments to my Copycat Effect blog.

No telling what I’ll see out there on the streets after my Friday guest appearance.

Just a footnote again, it is in Mysterious America where I detailed the national wave of 1981 sightings of costumed sinister jokers in vans, trying to kidnap children, from Boston to Kansas City. I coined the term “Phantom Clowns” to describe them because they are seen but never caught.

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.


4 Responses to “Halloween on C2C”

  1. hudgeliberal responds:

    I will be listening for ya Loren. While I would rather it be cryptid news,this phantom clown child abduction is quite unsettling to even think about. Just a message to all parents and children..be careful this Halloween and have fun! I am a very liberal and understanding person by nature,however,when it comes to harming a child….I have no sympathy or remorse for any punishment or bad luck that befalls those who harm children. Peace and happy Halloween everyone!

  2. tropicalwolf responds:

    Awesome. If I’m still “lucid” enough after haunting all the local trick-or-treaters (read: costumed beggars) I’l be sure to tune in :)

  3. Kushtaka responds:

    Happy Halloween! I’m a long time fan of yours, Loren, and of Coast to Coast AM. I’m looking even more forward to the annual “Ghost to Ghost” program tonight, knowing you’ll be part of it!

  4. Loren Coleman responds:

    Thank you, however, do not be disappointed if you miss me. I’ll be on for only a few minutes during the first news segment. I see that C2C has even today just added a “first hour” guest, so I can’t imagine I’ll be on for long now.

    They have not even acknowledged my presence in the initial hour.

    Hey, that’s show business.



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