Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 2nd, 2007
Here are the photos of the “black panther” seen in and around Vineland, New Jersey, from Saturday, April 28, 2007. Many local residents have seen it and after a news report appeared on local television on April 30, Monday night, police headquarters was deluged with calls. More than 30 people dialed in saying they had seen the animal during April 2007.
This animal was big, really big. It could be the size of a German shepherd. More than 80 pounds for sure. They’re saying they found a 20- to 30-pound cat in the field. But something that size would be a speck at 150 yards.eyewitness and Vineland resident Zoe Paraskevas
Panthers are not native to New Jersey. But I suppose anything is possible. We are not taking the report lightly, but at this point there’s nothing that tells us there’s a panther in the area.Department of Environmental Protection spokesperson Darlene Yuhas
What is being seen in New Jersey? You be the judge. Could a panther be around and the wrong cat have been photographed?
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.