How About A Cryptomundo Write-In?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 18th, 2006

Mystery Fish

From November 29, 2005, this “Name The Mystery Fish” blog image remains the readers’ favorite. (You can click on it to make the postcard image above bigger.)

But who remembers blogs or mystery fish, without awards? LOL.

‘Tis the season…let the voting begin; let the year-end awards drumbeat start.

Web awards, of course, are all over the place. There are the Webby, the Golden Web, and the Zorgy Awards, to name a few, for websites and more. It looks like Cryptomundo has been shut out of those for yet another year, and remains as hidden (to award givers) as most cryptids. This is in spite of the fact record-breaking numbers of people did stop by here in 2006.

That’s okay. We know you are reading us. But how about some of the in-the-cryptozoology-community awards? Nay, same thing.

Why? It seems we are just simply being forgotten. Hiding in plain sight, I guess.

Some web-based awards, be they for individuals or sites or books, are granted due to votes registered, while others are purely via a blogger’s own critiques. For example, The Anomalist Book Awards was picked for the years 1996-2004, by Patrick Huyghe (in consultations with his associates). I was sad to see that one go. I have personally annotated a gathering of winners for my Top Cryptozoology Book List since 2000.

But now, add another list that is a combination of a pre-picked group of choices and people voting for nominees, websites, and books. Henry May of Mississippi, who blogs under the "American Bigfoot Society Clearinghouse" umbrella, has posted a list he has created for voting your choices from his limited nominees for his 2006 awards.

I appreciate being on the list. I privately thanked him for that when I learned about it today. But I’ve also asked for him to withdraw my Mysterious America, which has been rescheduled for a April 2007 release date. Folks should pick from his short list of 2006 only books, not one from 2007, I feel. Indeed, I was surprised at what he has left off, such as the new Yowie book, the Bates catalogue, and, ha ha, a certain field guide.

Tales of the Cryptids

Tales of the Cryptids: Mysterious Creatures That May or May Not Exist.

Chad Arment 2006

Cryptozoology and the Investigation of Lesser-Known Mystery Animals

Field Guide to Bigfoot

The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates

The Yowie Healy Cropper

The Yowie: In Search of Australia’s Bigfoot.

Mystery Fish Enhanced

And so, finally, here’s a good-bye from Cryptomundo’s most popular image, which, of course, you can click on it to make it bigger. This is the enhanced, darker version by shockbeton.

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.

13 Responses to “How About A Cryptomundo Write-In?”

  1. Maine Crypto responds:

    Of course this is the best cryptozoology website!

  2. Swamp_Screamer responds:

    M.K. Davis gets my vote for “Bigfooter of the Year.” Actually should get an award for Amazing “Bigfooter of Ten Years.” He is absolutely amazing what he can do with film. Dedicated to the Patterson Film for over 10 years and achieving what he has … he has brought “Patty” to life with the incredible detail he has achieved through his high tech equipment and perseverance. This is someone who is definitely a Big Footer as he has put his Best Foot forward by not just preserving a film that has made many a believer, he has walked the road through many difficult challenges to accomplish this including a magnitude of obstacles that only a “Bigfooter” would have the strength to endure. Above all, he is honest and a man of high integrity.

  3. kittenz responds:

    I refuse to vote unless I can vote for Cryptomundo!

  4. mrbf2006 responds:

    Hello, this is Henry May here. I have since added Cryptomundo to the list which is at my blog. You may vote there by sending me your entry via e-mail. Sorry for the oversight.

  5. Loren Coleman responds:

    Thank you Henry.

  6. mrbf2006 responds:

    No problem, Loren.

  7. planettom responds:

    You got my vote!

  8. mystery_man responds:

    Hey, why isn’t this site a candidate for Cryptozoology website of the year? Cryptomundo has my vote any day.

  9. mystery_man responds:

    It’s added to Henry’s blog, good! Thanks!

  10. oldbutnotstupid responds:

    once again Kittenz and I agree. No vote from here.

  11. busterggi responds:

    Okay, here’s my vote;

    Cryptozoologist of the year:

    I abstain, all have done commendable work!

    Bigfooter of the year:

    Autumn Williams, while all have done fine work, she had to put up with Boston Rob.

    Cryptozoology website of the year:, I guess you can’t list your own website as a candidate for your own award which is a shame.

    Bigfoot documentary of the year:

    While Giganto is the only one I’ve seen I still have to vote for it because it was high profile and bf-friendly.

    Cryptzoology clown of the year:

    Vincent Chow. He seems to have been a victim while the other two are perpetrators.

  12. Loren Coleman responds:

    Hi, All…

    Of course, now that Cryptomundo is part of the ballot, remember, the vote counts – not here – but at

    thank you all for your support, even those abstaining.


  13. mrbf2006 responds:

    Votes so far in The ABSC Year-End Awards:

    Cryptozoologist of the Year:

    A. Loren Coleman-5 votes

    B. Autumn Williams-0 votes

    C. Craig Woolheater-2 votes

    D. John Kirk-0 votes

    Bigfooter of the Year

    A. Autumn Williams-3 votes

    B. Sean Forker-0 votes

    C. Melissa Hovey-0 votes

    D. M.K. Davis-0 votes

    E. Jeff Meldrum-2 votes

    Cryptozoology Website of the Year

    A. Strange Ark-0 votes

    B. vote

    C. Scott Marlowe’s Pangea Institute-0 votes

    D. The Anomalist-0 votes

    E. Cryptomundo-6 votes

    Bigfoot Website of the Year

    A. Bigfoot Encounters-2 votes

    B. Bigfoot Field Researcher’s Organization-1 vote

    C. Oregon vote

    D. The Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers-0 votes

    Cryptozoology Book of the Year

    A. Shadows of Existence-4 votes

    B. C. The Unidentified and Creatures of the Outer Edge-0 votes

    Bigfoot Book of the Year

    A. Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science-3 votes

    B. Bigfoot Encounters in Ohio: Quest for the Grassman-0 votes

    C. Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us (2006 Reprint)-1 vote

    D. No Return-0 votes

    Bigfoot Documentary of the Year

    A. Giganto: The Real King Kong-3 votes

    B. Swamp Apes-1 vote

    C. Bigfoot FAQ-0 votes

    D. Oregon Bigfoot: Search For A Living Legend Part 1-1 vote

    Cryptozoology Clown of the Year

    A. Tom Biscardi-5 votes

    B. Dominic Perez-1 vote

    C. Vincent Chow-1 vote

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