Archive for “November, 2007”

First Guyana Report

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 16th, 2007

The Guyana traveling CFZ group has collected an old hairy hominid abduction story and news of a green scorpion. Jon Downes reports on this here, and writes of various communication difficulties. Their guide is Damon Gerard Corrie (shown at right, with Dr. Pritchard, the author of Encyclopedia of Turtles). Mr. Corrie is the founder and […]

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Update Vote Count: “Best Cryptozoologist”

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 16th, 2007

Thank you for enjoying yourself and voting for the “Best Cryptozoologist.” We have now broken all records set in 2006, thanks to Cryptomundians. As you may recall, Paul Kimball opened his “2007 Zorgy Awards” for voting, based on the nominations he had received, a few days ago. He included a new category for voting this […]

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Doctoral Pupil & Darren Discover Dino

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 16th, 2007

A dino in the dungeon? This is more big news from the forgotten basements one finds in museums, the hidden vaults and dingy dungeons that delight those that look in them. What was discovered?: Merely a brand new dinosaur. It will forever be known as Xenoposeidon proneneukos Taylor & Naish, 2007. Congratulations to our buddy […]

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Kangaroo Kryptid Too?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 16th, 2007

If the reportedly casual appearance of a reddish orangutan seen in trees in Baker County (see more on the first reports and the update) wasn’t enough excitement in Florida, now there are reports of another kind of cryptid: a kangaroo. Actually, technically, due to the size stated, it seems to be a wallaby is on […]

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No Mystery In These Photos

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 15th, 2007

Over the last two days, I’ve been getting inquiries about the identification of two objects in some recent photographs. One supposedly “cryptid” that has been shown to me is this animal (below) being featured in the Russian media. Said to be a “Prehistoric Fish,” it reportedly was “found in Russia, during construction near an underground […]

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“Bigfooters” Know-It-Alls During Ape Investigations

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 15th, 2007

The unfolding story of the sightings and examination of “orangutan sightings” in Florida has taken a new twist. Apparently, at least one self-proclaimed “Bigfoot investigator” from an unidentified “Bigfoot research group” is messing with the local authorities in Florida. I’ve never found it an effective forensic interviewing technique to use terms like “Bigfoot” with local […]

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Sasquatch Anatomy

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 15th, 2007

A new article about Professor Jeff Meldrum’s investigations can be found in the December 2007 issue of Scientific American Magazine. The article involves the late Paul Freeman, and for more on Freeman, click here. Here’s a preview summary of the Scientific American Magazine article, from their website: One overcast Sunday morning in 1996, Jeffrey Meldrum […]

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Shunka Warak’in Taxidermy Specimen Found!

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 15th, 2007

Above is the photograph which has become familiar from my book, Cryptozoology A to Z (1999), and then lifted from there to be shared throughout the internet. The story of the 19th century shooting and mounting of this unknown cryptid canine has been repeated often. It is scheduled to be one of the stories discussed […]

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CZ Museum’s Deco Logo For The 21st Century

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 14th, 2007

The International Cryptozoology Museum (ICM) continues its evolving development, and today announces the launch of its new logo. Designed by award-winning branding and marketing designer Duncan Hopkins of iTaggit, who has a subspeciality in cryptozoology work, this logo becomes the icon of the ICM. The design proudly displays as its centerpiece a symbolic representation of […]

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Land of CZ Logos

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 14th, 2007

Cryptozoology has inspired some dynamic, colorful and intriguing logos for organizations, publications, and expeditions. Concurrently today, I will share and launch the new Duncan Hopkins-designed logo for the International Cryptozoology Museum. But before that event, I wanted to give a tip of my fedora to the legacy of logos that exist in the field of […]

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Monster Quest: Meldrum Comments

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 14th, 2007

Jeff Meldrum, Ph. D., Idaho State University, emailed me late last night. He shares his insights regarding the “Sasquatch Attack” episode of the History Channel’s recently broadcast “Monster Quest” program. Below are his unedited remarks, given for clarification, from the point of view of someone who was there: Loren ~ I’m running a couple days […]

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New Cryptid Ape Reports in Florida

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 13th, 2007

The Myakka Whatever. Near the northern border of Florida, one county over from the east coast of the state, is the small community of Glen St. Mary. It is a town in Baker County, Florida, with a population of 473 in the 2000 census, and 489, as of 2004. The people in Glen St. Mary […]

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Bigfooter Mike Sells Dies

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 13th, 2007

Mike Sells, his wife Sandy, and Tom Biscardi. Bigfooter Michael Monroe Sells died at 1:23 a.m. on Saturday November 10, 2007, at his residence after a long battle with cancer. He was 55 years old. Mike Sells was an associate of Robert Dominguez and Tom Biscardi. Sells found tracks around his property, and throughout Lamar […]

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Two Ancient Apes Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 13th, 2007

Above, one of the most famed of the ancient apes, Proconsul africanus (Dryopithecus). A 10 million-year-old jawbone and teeth discovered in Kenya may represent a new species very close to the last common ancestor of gorillas, chimpanzees and humans, according to a study published in the U.S. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on […]

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When Oliver Was Bigfoot

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 13th, 2007

Oliver is not a Sasquatch, but you might not have known that in the 1970s. Articles about Oliver being a Bigfoot were written in all seriousness. But Oliver is a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). Unfortunately, despite his history being easily obtainable, I still get inquiries about Oliver really being a Bigfoot. Supposedly, there is a government […]

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