Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 12th, 2007
Our secret is out. Cryptomundo is fun and visited by people that enjoy exploring the edge.
You are adventurers. You are explorers. You are romantic zoologists. You are cryptozoologists. And none of us deny it.
It is always intriguing to read of my pursuit from others’ points of view, which can give me some interesting global insights.
At Chewing Pixels, in the blog “Cryptozoology and Nintendo,” the observer writes about Cryptomundo:
This mixture of content ensnares the reader by effectively holding the plausible and the mostly implausible in delicate tension – acceptable because both the announcement of the discovery of a new type of fish and a story of a boy being carried of by a giant bird falls under the same generic banner: cryptozoology.
In every post there’s a sense of excitement that must mirror something of what the great explorers felt 400 years ago when cataloguing the new flora and fauna discovered on their pioneering travels.
I guess that is my goal: To bring a little excitement, which I sense is still out there in the natural world to your electronic door everyday, to acknowledge the wonders of cryptozoology merging into zoology, in an era of discovery I still see.
I also know excitement can be experienced without the blood and gore of an R-rated movie or the sex and sleaze of an entertainment television news program. At least, that’s the objective, although, of course, we live in times where sex, death, war, and taxes do impact us all. I do not shy away from those realities either. But I’m here about the animals, first and foremost, especially the ones that remain to be discovered or have just been found, as well as the people who should be credited with doing the work.
So thank you all for liking Cryptomundo, for being Cryptomundo, and as I sign some of my classic books, “Enjoy the Quest.”
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.