Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 10th, 2011
In 2009, I mentioned the death of early Bigfooter Ed Patrick.
November 1959, first day of the Pacific Northwest Expedition, Bluff Creek, California: Pictured are the original personnel, from left to right, Ed Patrick, Tom Slick (co-sponsor), René Dahinden, Kirk Johnson, Jr. (co-sponsor), Bob Titmus, and Tom’s secretary, Gerri Walsh. Behind the camera, and also at the campsite as a member, was John Green.
One of the founding fathers in Bigfootry, Ed Patrick formally of Redding and Hoopa, California, passed away on June 19, 2009.
Edward Richard Patrick, September 2003, Willow Creek Bigfoot Symposium, California. Photo courtesy and copyright Daniel Perez.
Now comes word of an early record of these times being re-discovered.
Steven Streufert of the Bigfoot Books blog passes along the news that a “new, unpublished, local Willow Creek account of Ed Patrick has surfaced.” You can read it here.
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.