Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 30th, 2007
‘Reggie’ Returns: City Officials Report Sightings Of Lake Machado Gator 4:06 pm PDT April 30, 2007
Los Angeles — The elusive alligator dubbed Reggie was recently spotted in Lake Machado in Harbor City, city officials said.
The reptile had not been seen since October 2005, prompting concerns that the cold-blooded creature may have traveled into a nearby flood control channel, figured out better hiding spots or perhaps died.
The 6-foot gator was first spotted in the 53-acre lake at Harbor Regional Park in the summer of 2005, and a series of trappers made unsuccessful efforts to catch him.
Reggie was apparently dumped into Lake Machado by a former cop and an accomplice when the alligator became too large for a backyard pond.NBC4.tv and KNBC, Los Angeles
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.