Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 23rd, 2006
Where do cryptozoologists live? Well, all over, of course.
Where does cryptozoology live? If cryptozoology is the study of unknown animals, and one way that people are studying the cryptids is by reading Cryptomundo, part of the answer lies in the statistics revealed in the hits to our site. While we don’t keep personalized information, like the NSA or the CIA might, there are some basic info that is available on what countries are checking in to Cryptomundo.
Where are you from? Millions of people, some days, visit here, to read about the latest in cryptozoology. Some postings can get 1.6 million readers in one day. Some get more. Amazing numbers for a group that just began last October. We are proud of what we do here, and thank you for coming to trust us with getting the latest in breaking news and thoughtful insights on today’s cryptozoology.
You might be surprised to learn that readers of Cryptomundo are from all over the world. There could be people from rural villages in New Zealand to skyscrapers in Singapore. Those kinds of specifics only rest with you. So how about a reflection back in your direction?
Although the United States, needless to say, comes in first as the home of most visitors, a rundown of the other primary points of origin for you – in order of numbers of people visiting – shows a diversity that is intriguing for an English-only site:
Let me step aside for a moment then today, and survey you. So, where are you from? Let’s see who is from the most far-flung, and the most mundane locations imaginable. Let’s see how deeply cryptozoology has invaded universities and wildlife organizations and living rooms. We won’t do this kind of thing very often, but, hey, once every six months or so might be fun. So, where are you?
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.