Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 13th, 2009
Saturday night, December 12, 2009, there were rumors flying around Portland, Maine, that a Yeti could be encountered at an event called “Picnic.” It turned out to be a decidedly retro crafts fair, and, as it happens, International Cryptozoology Museum docents Jeff and Jess Meuse quite independently of me investigated the situation. I saw them there, and we carefully dealt with the Yeti, as seen in the images below.
Photo credits: sean wilkinson design.
More background info on what brought on such a Yeti Encounter at this juried event, the first annual “Picnic” crafts fair, can be found here. While picking this up, Henry Stokes at his “I Love Yeti” site makes the good point that the Yeti is becoming a definite “Holiday Icon.”
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.