Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 23rd, 2007
“Residents report wallaby on the loose in eastern Pa. town”, according to the Centre Daily Times, published in Centre County, Pennsylvania.
In Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, the locals are asking “Where’s the wallaby?”
That’s what officials at the Berks County Humane Society are wondering after residents began seeing a foreign creature hopping around town.
The accounts came in on Monday, January 22, 2007.
The agency received its first report of a wallaby sighting on Monday from a man who had seen the animal in his backyard over the weekend.
No one has come forward missing a pet and 20 miles away, at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, the officials there said they aren’t missing a wallaby.
But as opposed to the old maxim – “it escaped from a circus train wreck” – there’s a new explanation there is a new one that’s beginning to hop forward:
The animal might have been bought on the Internet as a pet, said humane society officer Dylan Heckart.
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.