Maine Mystery Beast Banner

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 13th, 2006

Hot on the heels of Lewiston Sun Journal’s Mark LaFlamme being named “Journalist of the Year,” there’s more popular culture news of the Maine Mystery Beast.

Maine Mystery Beast

The 2006 Mount Desert Island Marathon® is to be run on that scenic Maine coastal location on Sunday, October 15, 2006.

Artist Paul Szauter has written to inform me that:

There are, at last count, 29 mile marker banners up for auction. The silent auction will conclude at the finish line in Southwest Harbor on Sunday. My banner for this year’s marathon celebrates the Maine Mystery Beast, the Terror of Lewiston.

At Szauter’s webpage on the banner, he has placed background information and linked it to Cryptomundo, which he writes in today’s email was “inspirational” in creating the banner.

So, is there anyone reading this that is running in the MDI Marathon? Can you pick up this banner for my museum’s collection? 🙂

Also, in the new (November 2006) issue of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, on the stands throughout October, the “Maine Mutant” makes a cameo appearance. In the section entitled “North by East,” there are two columns recapping the story, under the headline “Turner’s mystery beast.” What art do they use? The Cryptomundo exclusive sketch by Mike Lemos, of course.

Maine Mystery Beast

Update: Over at Boing Boing, cryptobuddy David Pescovitz has posted a welcome and friendly blog on this. I would appreciate the suggested donation!

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

5 Responses to “Maine Mystery Beast Banner”

  1. kittenz responds:

    YES !!!

    The Maine Mutant LIVES !!!

    I KNEW they couldn’t keep ‘im down for long !

    ( I have a soft spot in my heart – or my head lol – for the Maine Mutant. If it weren’t for that scruffy little mutt, I wouldn’t have found Cryptomundo!)

  2. LaFlamme responds:

    I totally dig that artwork. I’d like to have it hanging over my desk.

  3. twblack responds:

    Yes indeed I do love that mutt!!

  4. jordan36florida responds:

    I think it is awesome. keep up the good work.

  5. CryptoInformant responds:

    Ha. That is one serious eye-tic.

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