Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 27th, 2006
WIRELESS FLASH FOR FRIDAY JANUARY 27, 2006
CRYPTOZOOLOGIST SAYS, `SHOW ME THE YETI!’
PORTLAND, Maine (Wireless Flash) — A cryptozoologist is encouraging people of all ages to submit photos related to Bigfoot, Nessie or Yeti — a.k.a. The Abominable Snowman — to compete for a grand prize of $5,000.
Duel Masters trading card company is sponsoring the contest, offering a total of $9,000 in prizes for photos that successfully maintain the folklore and further the allure of finding the legendary beasts.
Loren Coleman — a famed cryptozoologist and one of the judges of the competition — says they’re not asking for hard proof. He explains, "It might be a picture of a Native American child with an elder pointing something out on a totem pole" or "a creative picture of a full-scale model of Bigfoot."
February 3 is the last day to submit photos, and Coleman is surprised there haven’t been more entries thus far. He marvels, "Five thousand dollars for a first prize…That could equip a good expedition for a week. Or it could be a mortgage."
Photos can be e-mailed to:
CONTACT: Loren Coleman, ****; Arrange with Joe Moscone; (212) 679-6600, ext. 235
Well, I did say "a mortgage payment," to be exact. – Loren
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.