Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 2nd, 2009
I heard overnight on WCBS radio, out of New York City, that renewed interest in the “black panther” sightings in Tallman Mountain State Park (general photo below) has been stimulated by people noticing that new warnings have been placed around the park.
Signs posted around the Rockland County, New York wild greenbelt area warn the public about “Suspicious Animal Sightings.”
As reported here previously, sightings have also been reported in the hamlet of Palisades. One was in a driveway. Two were in a backyard.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation says “wild cat sightings often turn out to be a large dog, coyote or bobcat.”
Orangetown, New York, police are increasing their patrols. State park police have installed cameras to snap pictures of passing animals.
The large unknown cats are described as sleek, long-tailed, black felines. They’re larger than mid-size dogs.
No regional zoos, veterinarians or residents have reported a missing large cat, according to WCBS-TV.
Thanks to Lance, Todd, and the overnight radio-surfing angel for elements of this info.
Ah, too, the blog is back, and it’s important that you keep this research going and help save the museum today…please
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.