Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 3rd, 2011
Many people are planning their summer trips, and finding this issue in their doctors’ and dentists’ offices. The May 2011 issue of Reader’s Digest declared the International Cryptozoology Museum one of the “Best of America.”
The digest magazine picked the country’s greatest attractions to visit. On page 97, there we are. Top of the pack. Under “Best of America ~ Best Spectacles,” the editors write: “Our Curators recommend these unusual collections from around the country.”
International Cryptozoology Museum
Don’t miss: Anything. Cryptozoology is the study of mysterious creatures, such as Bigfoot, mermaids, and other “wonders of the world,” models of which reside here.
They topped the section with a photo of the museum’s Bigfoot.
We are honored by this pick.
Already people have visited the museum saying that they were coming to see the exhibits because they saw the story in Reader’s Digest, when at their doctor’s office and during their flight to New England. Cryptotourism and cryptozoology educational experiences are alive and well in Portland, Maine.
For a free download of the magazine, go to your favorite internet search engine, type in “Reader’s Digest” and “May 2011,” and you will be given a wide variety of free download sites to click.
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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.