Cryptomundo Praise

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 23rd, 2007

Flashback: Exactly a year ago, we began to get more and more national notice and praise. In the next few days, I’ll announce an honor we have recently been given, but for now…I want to revisit last year’s appreciation, because it was the kind of linking that evolved into where we are today. Thanks to everyone for stopping by here, to make Cryptomundo part of your daily routine.

Cryptomundo was informed this week (January 24, 2006) that we have been chosen as a Yahoo Pick!

We are so proud, here’s the entire posting from Yahoo:

Florida Skunk Apes, West Virginia Mothmen, Texas Chupacabras … rejected expansion teams for the NFL? Think again. These creatures have never been, well, verified by the stamp of science. But that doesn’t stop Cryptomundo, a site that scours the Web for news of “the most elusive and rare animals (cryptids) on this planet earth.” And it won’t stop us, either! Here, read of the mule-eared, thick-necked critter roaming the wilds of western Arkansas! Thrill to tales of the hunt on the Congo-Cameroon border for the dinosaurlike Mokele-mbembe! Wonder at nature’s most esoteric mysteries! And all kidding aside, check out the year’s top cryptozoology stories, recapping true tales of discovery, such as the photographic capture of the giant squid and the discovery of a new carnivore in Borneo. So who knows? There may yet be a Yeti in your future. (in Alternative Science)— yahoo

But it doesn’t stop there. The Minnesota Star Tribune also picked us this week as a “quick click.”

Here’s what Randy Salas of the Star Tribune wrote:

quick click

Wild kangaroos in Minnesota and Wisconsin? Mothmen in the Ohio River Valley? The Loch Ness monster in Scotland? Bigfoot, well, everywhere? They’re all fair game for Cryptomundo (, a cool website devoted to tracking and discussing “the most elusive and rare animals (cryptids) on this planet Earth.” The user comments are often just as interesting as the blog entries by the site’s four main contributors. In response to a Cryptozoo News write-up by Loren Coleman offering photographic proof that “cryptid ‘roo” encounters in the Midwest are more common than most people think (, a user replied, “That’s not a kangaroo proper, but a Dama Wallaby, the most commonly kept exotic pet Macropodidae in North America.” Aha, that explains a lot. Or does it?— Randy Salas

We have been gathering praise-filled nods, from those last December that placed our top cryptozoology stories of 2005 list on the top of the top lists sites, to blogs noting us as one of their “Favorite RSS Feeds,” for example as boodangy did yesterday.

Cryptomundo has been noticed by many of what we see as our friends, sites that are noting the news we are sharing. These include locations such as The Anomalist Newsline, Boing Boing, Unknown Country/Dreamland, Coast to Coast AM,, Fortean Times, The Debris Field, Zeitgeist,, anthology, apakuni and many, many more. (Did I miss you? Let me know, and my apologies; the list is getting to be long and that’s good.)

We appreciate being used (appropriately, ha ha), credited, and cited. That’s what we are here for. We are not your grandparents’ cryptozoology, that’s for sure!

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 “Cryptomundo Praise”

  1. kittenz responds:

    I am thrilled to have found Cryptomundo!

    You guys do a terrific job running the ship, and there is a feeling of real camaraderie here among all the “mates”. Such literate, well reasoned, and mind-expanding discussion and exploration of possibilities is hard to find anywhere, especially online.

    The accolades are well earned and I suspect only the beginning. Take a bow, guys. You deserve it!

  2. ladd responds:

    Cryptomundo makes it that much more rewarding for those of us who truly appreciate the mysterious and fascinating world of Cryptozoology. You learn something new everyday and I always look forward to the posts and the discussions from those remarkably intelligent and knowledgeable “Mundoers.”

    Kudos to Loren and crew for this fabulous site. May it continue to inspire, fascinate and educate for years to come.

  3. dre222 responds:

    Credit finally bestowed where it is deserved. You guys do a great job of compiling some of the most interesting news stories of the crypto-persuasion out there. Congratulations on the recognitions and keep up the good work!

  4. mystery_man responds:

    I agree with all the above. I came across Cryptomundo quite by accident and I really have not found any other site that I like as much as this one before or since. The articles are fascinating and the posts are thoughtful and intelligent. I always know that the posters here are going to be reasonable, tolerant, knowledgable, and open to new ideas. I am constantly impressed by the quality of discussions and the amount of thought provoking things I learn here everyday not only from the articles, but from the other posters. Even when people here don’t agree, they do it with respect and restraint, which I definately do not find a lot of on other sites. I really feel a sense of comraderie here as well, like when I log in, I am among people I know. It is a feeling almost like all the people here are colleagues or family. This is my favorite site to come to by far and I am truly glad that I found it. This site deserves all the praise it gets and more. Good job everyone on making this a great place to log into every night.

  5. richard_from_idaho responds:

    Great site with polite people interested in a cool subject…what’s not to like? Keep it going.

  6. a_welch90 responds:

    Cryptomundo is a fantastic site, and deserves every bit of praise and honor it gets. I’m hoping it stays around for a long time.

  7. Mnynames responds:

    Not sure I could say it any better than Mystery Man did, but I do want to say I echo the statement completely. Further, I will soon be moving away from my beloved South Jersey environs and friends into the relative wastelands of Oklahoma. I spent 6 months there in 1998 and enjoyed little of it, largely due to the narrow mindsets of the vast majority of the inhabitants. I expect this site will soon become an ever more important refuge for me, and am seriously grateful to both the writers and posters on this site. Cryptomundo forever!

  8. DWA responds:

    It’s cool. Need I say more? Not if you’ve read above.

    Thanks to everybody.

  9. YourPTR! responds:

    Congratulations! You have a wonderful site here which is very worthy of praise. To me, and I am sure to others alike, it is the best cryptozoology site on the net. I have decided both of my two main sites will start displaying a permanent banner rotation to it very shortly! 🙂

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