Dover Demon: Slow Loris in Massachusetts?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 26th, 2009

This is one of the cryptofactiod portions of Animal Planet’s “Lost Tapes” program.

Just for the record, I don’t buy the slow loris speculation, but there is no denying that it is a new notion. However, it probably shall quickly go in the dustbin of cryptohistory, along with the rejected “newborn foal” and “demon moose” ideas.

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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.

2 Responses to “Dover Demon: Slow Loris in Massachusetts?”

  1. Hoytshooter responds:

    This makes me wonder how many of the reports of strange looking eyes are nothing more than normal animals with lights shining in their eyes. I know our golden retriever’s eyes shine with a very bright golden color when hit by a light at night. Most people, especially those who don’t pay much attention to things at night, would probably tend to fixate on her eye color and not see the rather ordinary dog behind them. Though I have to admit that even to me her eyes look more than a little spooky.

    While I can’t, usually, identify an animal by the color of its eyes at night I have learned that usually if the eyes are yellowish in color it is probably some sort of predator/carnivore, while a reddish color will be some sort of prey animal/herbivore. I doubt if this is a cut and dried rule but it has worked out to usually be true with the animals I’ve seen. On the other hand if I should see some eyes that extremely big, no matter what the color, I’m not going to try and get a closer look.

  2. JOHN WEISSMANN responds:

    I strongly disagree with the “LORI’S” hypothesis for the indentification of the “DOVER DEMON!”
    SLOW LORI’S and are no where near the size of the animal (i.e. “small boy”or “the size of an
    average dog) as described by BILL BARTLETT and the other two confirming witnesses.
    The LORI is also “FURRY” and does not have skin like “WET SANDPAPER'” as per BARTLETT.
    The head of a LORI is also not largely out of proportion as in the description of the DEMON!

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