Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 2nd, 2011
Cute, humm? But it does not get better.
Okay, I bring this pictured map business up with all due consideration of how many things on it are outright unnecessarily harsh, racist, bigoted, and a sad attempt at humor by someone in, what, 2008. Southerners should not be called “Rednecks,” rural folks are not “Hicks,” homophobic labels are outrageous, and the desire to call an entire state after a religion is ill-advised and unwarranted. The map shown below has animal notes on it, like “bears,” “rattlesnakes,” “buffalo,” and “cows.”
One specific segment of this “art” does bring my Cryptomundo attention to this map. It is a curious little area up in the Pacific Northwest denoted as “Here be Bigfoot.”
Why was Sasquatch placed on this map?
What person or group created this exercise in stupidity and sad prejudices? And why throw the poor Bigfoot into this mix?
This map is disturbing, but for cryptozoology, it is downright unfortunate that Bigfoot was placed amongst this collection of psychological vomit.
I see that bizarro USA maps similar to the above are found elsewhere throughout cyberspace. Thankfully, cryptids are not to be found on them.
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.