Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 7th, 2006
Are you a cryptozoologically-involved family and interested in being on ABC-TV’s program “Wife Swap”? I’m serious. An ABC producer just contacted me and wants help in finding such a family.
Here’s some info the producer sent along:
In case you are not familiar with the show, the premise of “Wife Swap” is simple: for two weeks, two wives from two different families exchange husbands, children and lives (but not bedrooms) to discover what it’s like to live a different woman’s life. The show airs on ABC on Monday nights at 8pm Eastern – family hour! It offers a positive experience for people not only to teach, but to learn about different family values.
I am currently casting for Season 3 of our show, and I am hoping to cast a family who is involved in cryptozoology on an upcoming episode. I have been doing some research and it sounds like a very interesting hobby that I think people would like to learn more about! I thought that if we featured a family where either or both parents and/or the kids were involved in cryptid research, we might be able to teach another family (and the rest of the country!) more about this unique and exciting pastime.
Here’s what they are looking for:
-Fun, outgoing and dynamic families
-Two parents that live together (but they don’t have to be married!)
-At least one child between the ages of 5-17 that lives full time in the home
Families who participate in the show receive $20,000.
If you are serious about applying, contact me, with the subject line “ATTN: Loren” via firstname.lastname@example.org – and I will pass on your contact info to the producer at the show.
Bigfoot families (as in real Sasquatch family groups) need not apply. Sorry. Human families that do investigate Bigfoot may apply.
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.