Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 27th, 2009
Cryptozoology will be the partial or entire focus of The Paul O’Grady Show on Monday, March 2, 2009. LIVE!
The London program is on Olga TV, and will be broadcast from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, local time. While the show is well-known in the UK, it is virtually unknown in North America.
I’ll be their invited guest, and the topics will be cryptozoology (in general), the Dover Demon, Bigfoot, and Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster. ABCs (the UK’s Alien Big Cats) probably will creep into the discussions too. I might even talk about the Hobbs name game. I may be on for only five minutes, believe it or not.
The show is famed for its wild and crazy times, and, yes, I know what to expect (i.e. unpredictable surprises and comedy). Sometimes you have to be brave when you attempt to popularize, educate, and go mainstream regarding the study of unknown animals.
I plan to enjoy my brief trip to the UK, as I’ll be staying right next door to the London Aquarium and the London Eye, across from the House of Commons.
Postings for the time I’m gone are in place, as I am uncertain about my ability to blog from the wilds of London. Two guest blogs by Brent Swancer have kindly been contributed, and will be appearing while I am gone.
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.