Where Does Cryptozoology Live?

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:

United States
Great Britain
New Zealand

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 About Loren Coleman
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.

39 Responses to “Where Does Cryptozoology Live?”

  1. Ranatemporaria responds:

    Should make some interesting reading! Me Myself – Mainly Plymouth University, Devon, UK, The south west is a hotbed of cryptids and fortean phenomena. Im Currently Reading for a masters in Ecology, Biodiversity and Speciation. But I also flit between The West Midlands, Yorkshire (UK) and Mainland Greece!
    I would also like to take the opportunity again to commend both the bloggers and those who comment on maintaining great standards of entertaining discussion.

  2. dbard responds:

    Downtown Atlanta, GA here.
    VP for a Media Company.

    I check this site every day, and very much appreciate what you do Loren.

    I’m very anxiously awaiting the Mawa pics, as I imagine most of us are.

    Keep fighting the good fight.

  3. Tegan responds:

    Suburbs of Seattle, Washington, where a wild bear was just caught in the University district. I’ve had folks tell me that there is no way Bigfoot could exist because something that big couldn’t be hiding in the woods… but a decent sized bear just managed to get from North of Seattle to the University unobserved.

    I’m currently looking out my front window at the squirrels frolicking in the rain in my yard. Life is all around us.

  4. shebelieves responds:

    Greetings from Bucks County Pennsylvania.
    I check out Cryptomundo at least once a day and find it very informative. Thanks for all you do.

  5. planettom responds:

    Hello All
    I live in downtown Houston,TX. I work in pediatric nursing research. I’m fairly new to Cryptomundo.

    I was “bitten” by the crypto-bug as a young boy. When I was little I grew up outside of Alton,IL., and I remember my dad taking me to see the Piasa Bird. That was one of my first exposures to the “mysterious unknown”. For some reason or another, I was always drawn to the library section that contained books about animals, science, and mystery. Found myself reading about thunderbirds and Bigfoot.

    I learned about Cryptomundo from listening to George Noory when I used to work the night shift.

    Thanks for the blogs Loren, John, Rick, and Craig.

    I look forward to hearing more from Malaysia!

  6. fuzzy responds:

    The Motherlode, 40 miles SE of Sacramento, CA, USA, Earth, Sol, Milky Way etc.

  7. lamarkable responds:

    I have a home in Northern Illinois and Charlotte, North Carolina depending on circumstances

  8. greywolf responds:

    Leighton, Pa. Eastern part of the state. Keeping up with Sasquatch/Bigfoot reading and learning via Lorens books .Thanks keep up the good work .Greywolf

  9. ZenBug responds:

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  10. Lucito responds:

    I’m a Canadian expat formerly from Mont-Tremblant, Québec, now living in Mexico City

  11. Bennymac responds:

    South Attleboro, Massachusetts

    Only a few miles from the Bridgewater Triangle, and the Hockomock Swamp.

  12. fredfacker responds:

    I’m in Houston. I spent five years working for a newspaper up in Spring, TX, and now I do advertising and public relations.

  13. SaruOtoko responds:

    I lived in Japan for 4 years (2000~2004) while I was there I really started getting into cryptozoology… called U.M.A. there…. (I never understood the acronym…) I now live in Brentwood Tennessee, and spend my free time hiking the woods of Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina based on Bigfoot sightings.

    oh yeah… does anyone know any Japanese cryptids? I know of the Kappa and Ishi.

  14. twblack responds:

    Hi All I am from Jonesboro, Indiana. I work in the automotive industry been interested in crypto since I can rember. I found this site about a month ago and now check in every day for the updates in crypto news. The best thing about this site we can all agree or disagree with one another and with the next subject to come up we will talk about it and give our opinions once more knowing that we are all here for the same reason even if we agree to disagree. The Truth Is Out Their!
    Thank You Loren, John, Rick and Craig!

  15. Tabitca responds:

    I came back to yorkshire UK last year after having spent two years in Scotland. Some of the time I worked for the University of Aberdeen,the rest of the time sitting by Loch Ness.
    I live near York and work at a university in the next county.My cats have travelled 2000 miles since 2001, and I have promised my family I will stay put for a while…however I’ve seen a new job I like the look of further up the country…so watch this space. 😉

  16. voodoochild responds:

    I’m in Southwest Virginia…a little town called Pulaski. I visit this site daily…usually several times a day. Kudos!!

  17. twblack responds:

    Tabitca: Any sightings at Loch Ness?? One day I would like to go their and spend an entire summer on the Loch.

  18. LordofShades responds:

    Haverhill, Massachusetts, here. Hooked on cryptozoology at a young age thanks an experience I had ad fortunate enough to be a bibliophile in the making. I’ve studied many accounts and read may books and hope to travel some day to other states which have had reports of a cryptozoological nature. And I plan to post them here, nice to meet you all, and thanks to Loren Coleman.

  19. sausage1 responds:


    John in Bedford, England. “sausage” is my nickname for my daughter. The only unusual wildlife I have seen in six years here comes out of the local nightspots overblown with alcopops. When living in Norfolk both myself, my father and my then father-in-law (a former gamekeeper) saw a large black cat at different times.

    No squatches in Addison Park yet, though!

  20. Chymo responds:

    Somewhere in Australia lurks an entity known only as Chy.

  21. TemplarKnight21c responds:

    Toms River, NJ, USA, the only place where flipping someone the bird is considered neighborly. Unemployed high school dropout going for my GED this September.

  22. Peter Loh responds:

    I, of course, live on the 13th storey of an apartment in Pasir Ris, Singapore 🙂 … we have some really weird stories here, but no definite cryptid, I guess…apart from that pig-headed bipedal critter sighted many years ago.

  23. Peter Loh responds:

    oops…I meant the 13th storey of an apartment block!…or rather, a 13th-storey apartment…

  24. timi_hendrix responds:

    Hello from Dorchester, Ontario Canada!!
    A small village of under 1000.

    I became fasinated with Cryptids when I had my own ABC encounter. Since then I have been reading books and keeping my eyes peeled. I check Cryptomundo about twice a day.
    I guess that’s it!

  25. Forever_Elusive responds:

    Hey everyone. Galveston, Indiana here. a small hick town out in the middle of nowhere. i would love to live by the ocean though. i am captivated by sea serpents and lake monsters the most. nice to see you in jonesboro twblack! i live near kokomo if you know where that is. i am reading lorens and patricks field guide of lake and sea monsters right now. i would love to know if anyone has had any sightings of the monsters that inhabit loch ness as well. and what you believe about this loch. i am going to school for marine biology and anthropology. i can’t stand it when people deny the theory of evolution as well. science has pretty much proved the bible wrong. i just hope that if the big ‘ole pattyl o’ squatch is found, it will not be harmed and things can go back to normal after initial studying. peace, love, and, sea serpents,keep up the good work bloggers


  26. superd responds:

    Great site Loren, love the way you handle it. I’m from Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada, on top of Lake Superior. My main interest is sasquatch, but Loch Ness grabs me to.
    Keep up the good work.
    David Merryfield

  27. Tabitca responds:

    This isn’t really the place to put it but Yes I’ve seen nessie. Once in the 70s (which I put down to being drunk or stoned because I was partying on Dores beach at the time, having just escaped and left my all girls school.) and in April 2003 which stunned me so much,I couldn’t do anything.So no photos or anything I’m afraid.

  28. Whip responds:

    I come from good old Germany at a little Village named “Giesel” in the Near of the Town “Fulda” in Hessen. Here i’m a Member of a Group für cryptozoological Investigations, called VKF. In Germany is the Name of the Cryptozoology called “Kryptozoologie”.

    We love Cryptomundo, its a wonderfull Source for News and Informations all about the World. 🙂

  29. berni responds:

    berni from Berlin, Germany : Can´t go to bed without looking at this great site !!

  30. fuzzy responds:

    C’mon, CryptoBloggers!
    I know there’s more of you out there… log in and let us hear from you!

  31. DWA responds:

    The Greater Washington, DC area, where megafauna like lawyers doctors and lobbyists abound; where The Government Herd, a million strong, calves every summer on the coastal plain; and where beavers herons muskrats minks foxes and opossums qualify as cryptids, and occasionally a cat disappears, a probable coyote midnight snack.

    Me? I’m rumored to exist. But damn few clear photos. Most think I’m a deer.

  32. earthman responds:

    Science teacher: Austin Texas. I got the bug in the 60’s when I read my first Nessie book. My students favorite video is the Beast of Loch Ness (Nova or Discovery). If I get a lot of money I’ll take a submarine to the loch. I love this site!!!!

  33. mrbf2006 responds:

    Bolivar County, Mississippi here. There has been one sighting of Sasquatch here that I know of, and it was made by me on January 13th, 1998, at around 1:15 in the morning. It was a tall, muscular, dirty-white creature.

  34. Ceroill responds:

    Newly registered reader here, in the Nashville Tn, USA area. Nice to be here, and meet you folks.

  35. traveler responds:

    i am currently residing in small rural towns in wisconsin, usa. tecinally i am in the village of royalton, wich is in the township of mukwa, wich has a mailing address of new london. before november i was in fl for 5 years, before that i was in the UP of MI for 6 yrs, before that i was in Colombia, SA…deep in the jungles. i am an assitant manager at a local restaurant. i have into cryptids long before i knew what they were. i have always belived that some dinos still exist, and that there is historical references to them, many biblical(yes i am a creationist) and even in old chinese records. my interest was fueled by living i the jungels and seeing many things that werent supposed to be there.

  36. traveler responds:

    wow sorry about that poor spelling and grammar. i am more tired than i thought.

  37. Jeremy_Wells responds:

    age: 30

    occupation: instructional designer and content developer for an online training provider freelance writer former journalist, editor and substitute teacher

    education: bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, with an emphasis in history, from Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio

    location: Austin, TX

    born and raised: Greenup County, Kentucky, in the heart of the Appalachian foothills, where I grew up hearing stories of big black cats and various hauntings from my parents and grandparents (Also just a hop, skip and a jump from Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Home of the Mothman.)

  38. Mnynames responds:

    I am the Marine Education Program Counselor for the Atlantic City Aquarium/Ocean Life Center in Historic Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City, New Jersey. I have had an interest in CZ ever since I can remember, probably greatly aided by my living in Jersey Devil country. I read everything I could on JD growing up, and remain convinced that something is out there…possibly several different somethings (Thunderbirds, Sasquatch, Mystery Kangaroos, etc.). I have been going to college on and off again as best as I am able, and am now just a few credits shy of a degree in History. Every month I devour my Fortean Times, Fate, Discover, Scientific American, and National Geographic, and have been known to regurgitate them on unsuspecting victims. I am quite pleased to have been able to interject a few CZ items into my work/schoolwork. My final presentation for a class on the Pleistocene concerned the continuance of megafauna into historical times, and the possibility that some may still exist today. I was very surprised when my teacher spoke up about American Lions, saying that he had seen a large black cat once in a desolate stretch of Colorado. I am proud to say that amongst the information on local wildlife that can be found on the Ocean Life Center’s computers is an entry on Megalodon, with a list of possible modern sightings, written by me.

  39. NHbigfoot responds:

    Greetings from New Hampshire!

    I gained interest in the subject of cryptozoology after watching programs about the loch ness monster and bigfoot. I am very interesting, in fact obsessed by bigfoot. When people think about bigfoot and sasquatch the pacific northwest comes to mind. But we have sightings here and stories dating back to the early 1930’s, and a few sightings in southern New Hampshire going back to the 1970’s.
    For lake/sea monster in the New England area as you have probably heard of we have champ of lake Champlain, and the new england sea serpent off the coast of Massachusetts. We also have the dover demon of dover, Massachusetts. The world is full of cryptids and creatures that continue to elude us and remain in the darkness.

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