Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 10th, 2008
Cryptozoologist to speak at UMA
By Matthew Stone Kennebec Journal Staff Writer
December 09, 2008 12:12 PM
AUGUSTA — Researcher and author Loren Coleman, who has authored 30 works on Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and other animal mysteries, will speak to an audience at the University of Maine at Augusta on Saturday.
The author will discuss his findings at an event sponsored by the college’s Honors Program.
Coleman is known internationally for his work in the field of Cryptozoology, the study of atypical creatures. He has appeared on the Discovery, Travel, History and Sci-Fi channels.
The event takes place Saturday, December 13, 2008, at 5 p.m. in room 138 of UMA’s Richard J. Randall Student Center. It is free and open to the public.
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.