Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 22nd, 2009
Dylan Otto Krider receiving the L. Ron Hubbard Gold Award for Writers of the Future, at The 18th Annual Awards Ceremony that was held on Saturday, August 17, 2002, at the L. Ron Hubbard Gallery at Author Services, Inc. in Hollywood, California. Author Services Inc. is a literary agency that represents only one author, the late Scientology founder Lafayette Ron Hubbard.
Sometimes people find themselves in uncomfortable places. Dylan Otto Krider, not a Scientologist, once accepted an award, as shown above. I don’t know how he felt that day. I hope he got a large fiscal stipend for his appearance.
I only know how uncomfortable I feel, right now.
Today, I wrote a posting based on incorrect information. I was given text and read words as if the entire material was all his. Instead the distinction had been stripped out and the difference between internally quoted text and Dylan Krider’s own words was invisible to me. I now understand my earlier critiques had more to do with a National Geographic writer who was quoting Michael Dennett, than Mr. Krider’s words. I take total responsibility, however, for the mistake, basing my comments on words that were not his, and I wish to apologize to Mr. Krider.
For those that wish to read his blog, see the original source, here: “When people you respect believe in Sasquatch” by Dylan Otto Krider, National Skepticism Examiner, February 20, 2009.
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.