Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 1st, 2010
Omaha Daily Bee
August 15, 1886
SHORT ANIMAL STORIES.
A stage driver and two tourists, while near Yellowstone lake, claim to have
seen an enormous reptile which, while running through the grass, carried its head ten to fifteen feet above the ground. They think it must have been at least thirty feet long. A party was organized to pursue the reptile. Col.
Wear, superintendent of the park, and his assistant, Captain Barronette,
while near the cave of an extinct geyser in the vicinity of the lake, heard
a hissing and saw the head of the reptile thrust out some fifteen feet and
immediately withdrawn. Parties are watching for another sight of the
Thanks to Jerry 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.