Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 20th, 2010
Two weeks ago, WCSH-6 reporter Bill Green created a buzz by doing a story on a “strange skull” that a man had kept in his garage for 15 years. We wondered if it might just be a common big fish, maybe a sturgeon. The answer, we assumed, could be discovered, quite easily, if the owner or Green took it to an expert.
Green decided to do the common sense thing, and take it to a museum. He consulted with Dr. Paula Work at the Maine State Museum & Archives, who, along with Bob Lewis there, quickly came up with an answer.
Green fancily talked about it maybe being an alien, dragon, or a dinosaur.
Work said it is an old tuna skull.
End of that non-story.
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.