Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 19th, 2006
City and General. [excerpt]
A Pine River correspondent of the Dauphin Press writes:
For the second time within a month a sea serpent has been seen by fishermen on Lake Winnipegosis. It is described as about a foot in diameter and from 20 to 25 feet in length. It skims along with its head about two feet above water and frequently disappears under the surface for several seconds at a time. The strange creature has been observed with 300 yards of the shore, and the [Natives] are terror-stricken as a marine monster of similar appearance was seen on the lake several years ago.
Source: Winnipeg Morning Free Press
September 6, 1901
Archival research: Jerome Clark.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.