Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 8th, 2012
As a follow-up to the remembrance of James Powell (see here), there is this new photograph to share.
This is the Plainview Herald image from Mokele-Mbembe hunter James H. Powell, Jr.’s Texas gravesite service of January 31, 2012.
“With the help of Matt Gregory (standing left) of Kornerstone Funeral Directors and county officials, UBS arranged for Tuesday’s memorial service and interment beside his parents in Plainview Memorial Park. More than a dozen attended the service, which included comments from UBS Training Coordinator Karri Young. Powell was a member of the Explorers Club and led or participated in several international expeditions,” reporter Doug McDonough of the Plainview Herald noted.
It was good to learn that so many people were there for him at the end.
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.