Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 9th, 2011
Cryptomundian momerath brings this photo to the attention of Cryptomundo.
So what is the origin of this photograph of some kind of giant flying reptile (not a “Thunderbird”) with humans?
This image definitely has nothing to do with the Freakylinks image seen around the Internet. The Fox TV/Universal Studio prop now is located at the International Cryptozoology Museum. Pictured below is it in mid-transport from Florida, via New York, to Maine, with Patrick Huyghe and Loren Coleman examining it.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.