Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 3rd, 2012
These top lists for cryptozoology give a review of the Year 2011 and some hints for 2012.
The coelacanth now named “Indo 6” was captured on July 21, 2011, at Tatapaan, Amurang – Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia. Photo courtesy Rik Nulens and Jerome Hamlin.
A collection of coelacanth replicas photographed by Seijun.
Remembering the oldies but goodies still available….
The Yowie: In Search of Australia’s Bigfoot by Tony Healy and Paul Cropper (2006).
Finally, the sad news…
Two of the most terrible deaths of the year were of Margarita Gómez, 23, and Mateo Matamala, 26.
The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster by Lyle Blackburn (2012)
The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and Television by David Coleman (2012)
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.