Wild Man, 1888

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 30th, 2009

What are we to make of this one?

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.

9 Responses to “Wild Man, 1888”

  1. Samson77 responds:

    So thats where mountain dew came from

  2. Ceroill responds:

    Goodness. Not only insulting the men, but political slams and a dig at the competition too.
    Nope. No ridiculing of witnesses here, uh uh. (sarcasm)

  3. maeko responds:

    an unknown number of unidentified men saw what they believed to be a large hominid in Nickstown, PA. they were unfortunate enough to tell the tale to real jerks.

  4. cryptidsrus responds:

    I’m sorry but there is still that same kind of condescending attitude present in the modern news media. Witness CNN, FOX, and the other major news network and the way they handle these things. Underneath the tone, a snicker.

  5. northeast cryptid responds:

    Wikipedia says this is Jimmy Stewart’s Hometown………wonder if anybody would have believed him?? Funny how these old stories turn up and they are in close proximity to current “hot spots”. I’m sure that as enough time goes by,with all the data tracking that is being done now, the patterns and concentrations will develop into a true pattern that will make itpossible to actually pinpoint areas for a search. Seems like a logical conclusion.

  6. HOOSIERHUNTER responds:

    Interesting! This report seems to have come out before the generally accepted descriptions of Sas in the Northwest. There are some old sightings similar to this in the East that is true, but I’m thinking the reports were rather few and far between and many had some fantastic overtones to them. This might be real!
    (Nice slam at the Dems, too) 😉 Just kidding!

  7. DWA responds:

    Well, trail pretty cold here.

    But the estimated size of the animal and the track size seem to conform with recent reports.

    All you can say is: one more.

    Although I will never for the life of me understand how the fantasy got started that one can halllucinate cryptids on alcohol. What is the worst hallucination anyone here has ever had drunk?

    I’ll go first.



  8. hoodoorocket responds:

    Hello all,

    I’m a long time lurker and enjoy the site every chance I get. I’m posting here for the first time because there’s finally a topic I can chime in on… alcohol!

    To Samson77, yes any distilled liquor that escapes the notice of the tax man (revenuer) can be called mountain dew. The still is hidden in remote mountainous areas to avoid detection and the “dew” is the product of the night’s work- in the same way the morning dew you see on grass is the mysterious product of the night before. The original ad campaign for the mountain dew soda pop featured cartoon hillbillies swigging from xxx jugs.

    To DWA, severe DTs are often characterized by hallucinations, but more to the point here, sudden acute lead poisoning will absolutely cause hallucinations. The mention of bad whiskey in the article would be a reference to this, and would be immediately understood by readers from that area and time. The lead poisoning results from improper distillation, or from drinking alcohol out of pewter vessels.

    Of course all this has nothing to do with Ol slippry skein, but I’ll stick to what I know. Well for the first pass round of the jug anyway… I won’t ask how many nips you got in ya, but mind you don’t get too far afield, you might not make it back to camp in that condition ; )

  9. Rangoon responds:

    @ DWA

    “Although I will never for the life of me understand how the fantasy got started that one can halllucinate cryptids on alcohol. What is the worst hallucination anyone here has ever had drunk?”

    Well I do have extensive data supporting the “beer goggle affect” where by women who resemble primitive hominids are rendered into beings of stunning beauty by the hallucinatory effects of alcohol. There is also a non-gender specific affect; IE. beautifull drunken women may also be attracted to hairy knuckle walking males(like myself). Thank you God!

    The “goggle” syndrome does not itself indicate that one would not in fact hallucinate cryptids but just that in general inebriation in humans tends to drive human interests towards exagerated standards of beauty and mating with reckless abandonment. Sort of bringing out the wild one that dwells within us all!

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