Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 11th, 2006
“Sci Fi Investigates” goes on the air for the first time on October 11, 2006.
Boston Rob “plays the skeptic.”
Rob Mariano told Boston Herald reporter Amy Amatangelo, during an interview, the following:
To tell you the truth, at first I wasn’t sure that I wanted to be involved because it’s not something I was really interested in. But after I talked to [the producers], they told me I could be myself and play the skeptic and basically give my point of view as I saw it. Then it became a lot more appealing to me. And I have to tell you with this show, more than any other show I’ve done, I’ve just had a blast from beginning to end. . . . I just provide the point of view of the regular guy, the everyday guy. The thing that everybody wants to say but never says, I just throw it out there.
The Bigfoot episode will be broadcast on October 18, 2006. That program was filmed over a weekend with Bigfooter Autumn Williams (above, top right).
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.