Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 17th, 2009
Okay, you must know that being a cryptozoologist opens up the gates to hell, now and then, literally, it seems, and I receive some of the darnest emails.
Take today, December 17th. This just came in, I kid you not:
“Satan Captured!” article notification:
From: Sun (tabloid)
Date: October 5, 2009
Original article from Weekly World News
Place: Donskoy, Russia:”Monks in a monastery on the banks of the Don River claim they have seized Satan and are struggling valiantly to hold him prisoner until reinforcements arrive….”
Request: Could you check into this story, about Satan beng captured. I only read about it and thought, that it is a job for cryptozoologists. The article says that the monks are in need of help immediately. Your help in the matter of Satan’s capture needs your or your colleagues help, quickly, please.
Sorry, the capture, holding, and classification of Satan is way outside the parameters of the work of serious cryptozoologists. ~ Loren
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.