Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 30th, 2010
Both John Green and Roger Patterson acknowledged there were creatures taller than Sasquatch/Bigfoot out there. They called those giants the “Big Hairy Apes.”
Overnight, I completed the final additions and edits to the manuscript for the long-awaited book, True Giants by Mark A. Hall and Loren Coleman, to be published by Anomalist Books. It has been submitted, and I’ll let you all know when there’s a projected publication date.
The complete title, with the tentative working subtitle, is True Giants: Myth, Legend, Folklore, and Fact.
Harry Trumbore’s illustration (above) is of the type of True Giant named Orang Dalam, found in Malaysia (from The Field Guide of Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates, 2006). They are said to be upwards of 20 feet tall.
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.