Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 25th, 2007
In a review of this week’s transportation news, I note the names of a couple of my favorite unknown hairy hominoids, who remain on the fast track to a deeper legacy in popular culture.
During a caravan tour of the proposed Sasquatch Highway route back in 2003, British Columbia Representative Barry Penner (in the purple vest at right) and Mayor Sylvia Pranger (center), District of Kent, examine a natural hot spring on the north end of Harrison Lake, while BC Hydro’s community relations manager, Terry Parsons (far left) and Fraser Valley Regional District Chair Terry Raymond look on.
At the end of the week, in British Columbia, Gerard Peters, the lead negotiator for the First Nations people who live along the Lillooet Lake/Harrison Lake corridor, says the government is incorrect in slowing the Sasquatch Highway project, reported the SquamishChief.com’s Whistler. Peters noted the cost for paving improvements to the route known as the Sasquatch Highway do not need to cost the $275 million that the B.C. government estimates. The First Nations have been pushing for almost half a decade to have the upgrade made to a logging road that twists its way up the west side of Harrison Lake and is called locally the Sasquatch Highway.
Meanwhile, half a world away, the Nepali domestic operator Yeti Airlines has received permission from Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation to launch international flights, the Kathmandu Post reported on February 21.
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.