Cryptozoology For The Troops

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 24th, 2006

Giant Spiders

Camel spiders found during the Iraq war are real.

I support the troops, whether they are the people out there dodging the bullets and the camel spiders or the soldiers supporting them. I won’t get into politics here, but allow me this minor holiday effort to give a cryptozoology break to some gals and guys in the war zones around the world.

I will be mailing out some of my books this holiday season to these folks. If you have a son or daughter in Iraq or Afghanistan, or in a military hospital, and think he or she would enjoy such a gift, please send along their FPO* or APO** address via the form you will find by clicking here.

I’m not going to say any more than I’ll be sending out more than ten books and under hundred, more limited by the amount of postage I can afford than my desire to send out more. Let me leave it at that.

I call on my fellow authors in cryptozoology to join me in this, and we can start a yearly effort to get hundreds of books out there to share a little “Cryptozoology for the Troops” for their infrequent breaks in the action.

May all your sons and daughters return in health.


*Fleet Post Office (FPO) – for U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard postal facilities

**Army Post Office (APO) – for U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force postal facilities

For parents of foreign soldiers, go ahead and email me your info and I’ll figure out if I can afford to send them a book, depending on how that works with their non-American military mail services.

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.

10 Responses to “Cryptozoology For The Troops”

  1. bill green responds:

    hey loren wow thats a very wonderful & thoughtful thing you are doing for troops. thanks bill 🙂

  2. fuzzy responds:

    Loren, that’s very gracious of you… is there a way you could send them eBooks, to avoid the postage?

  3. Loren Coleman responds:

    Ebooks? I would have to buy them. It would end up being more expensive. Also some books are not available as eBooks, and I have some real books here to send out to these folks. Also, let’s be realistic, eBooks require a special combination of factors for the soldier-readers, including a computer that works and is available, power (electricity is not always on in Iraq and Afghanistan), and a period of time in a continous stream. In a war zone or a hospital, it makes more sense to give military personnel a real book.

  4. Ceroill responds:

    Loren. Great idea. Real books are wonderful things.

  5. ToddPartain responds:

    Good going, Loren!

  6. MattBille responds:

    Amen, Loren. I’m putting some of mine into the packages for recuperating wounded in the US. As a former officer, I salute you.


  7. Bigfoot2007 responds:

    Great gesture Loren.

    Truly A man of high class.

  8. Judy Green responds:

    This is most generous of you, Loren! My grandson spent a year in Iraq and I know one of the things he enjoyed receiving the most was reading material as it was in limited supply and they can read it and pass it on to someone else. My grandson is home safe now, but the ones still remaining there are never far from our thoughts and prayers. Thanks, Loren.

  9. sschaper responds:

    It sure would be nice for the 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan to be educated about the Almasty. . .They -are- in position. . .

  10. YourPTR! responds:

    A very thoughtful and generous offer for a very worthy cause. 🙂 And aren’t those Camel Spiders just something else?! Were they discovered during the Iraq war? Look at the size of those things. Absolutely amazing!

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