Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 19th, 2010
I am following a variety of developing stories.
There are sightings of a Florida panther (track above) very much out of its range being seen around Sarasota, Florida.
Meanwhile, an escaped Mexican wolf is safely back in captivity in Minnesota.
Elsewhere, on the wolf front, Cryptomundo correspondent Peder Knudsen writes in with news of sightings of a wolf in Denmark. (Yes, please, no jokes about “Peder and the wolf.”)
Knudsen writes: “One witness saw it on Sunday [Feb. 14, 2010] in Jels in Haderslev Sønderjylland and another witness saw it on Monday [Feb. 15, 2010] also in Sønderjylland. Three people saw one last year in Voins; a family from Øster Sottrup heard a howl in the night at 4 o’clock. Next morning they found tracks.”
Over 20 people, as of the 17th, reportedly have seen the wolf in Denmark.
It has been almost 200 years since the last wolf was shot there in 1813.
Meanwhile, in New England, word has reached me that that a Windigo (an Eastern Bigfoot) road crossing sighting occurred during the second week of February.
Tracks appear to have been found. For fear of ridicule, the eyewitnesses wish to take a low-key approach. I am following up on this report and will get back to you with details after some further investigations occur over the next few days.
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.