Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 15th, 2012
A veteran of more than 100 expeditions to the Himalayan Mountains will speak on how he solved the mystery of the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, at the Northeast Harbor Library in Bar Harbor, Maine, on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Dr. Daniel Taylor will speak and show slides at 6 p.m.
Some animal has been making mysterious footprints in Himalayan snows for one hundred years. What was making these footprints, regularly photographed and never explained?
Dr. Taylor spent three decades trying to figure out these footprints, then realized that they were always made by an animal going uphill. From that insight, the mystery was solved. As Bill Garrett, former Editor of National Geographic Magazine said, Dr. Taylor’s “on-site research sweeps away much of the ‘smoke and mirrors’ and gives us a believable yeti.”
For his work that extended beyond the Mt. Everest ecosystem, leading to success in protecting an area equal to England, Scotland, and Wales of Himalayan wilderness, he was knighted by the King of Nepal, made Honorary Professor of Quantitative Ecology by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and decorated with the Order of the Golden Ark by Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 207-276-3333.
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.