Fact or Fiction?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 29th, 2008

The bias sometimes starts in the headlines. And I still don’t use “believe” in my presentations.

Nevertheless, The Boston Globe is calling it….

Fact or fiction?
October 29, 2008

Do you believe in Sasquatch? Think you encountered Mothman? Then check out Loren Coleman’s talk “Bigfoot, Sea Serpents, and Cryptozoology” tonight at the Museum of Science. The cryptozoologist will discuss the study of hair samples, animal droppings, footprints, and other evidence to prove or disprove the existence of unusual creatures, and will sign copies of his books The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates and Cryptozoology A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature. 7 p.m. Free (tickets available at 5:45 in the lobby). Museum of Science, Science Park, Boston. 617-723-2500. JUNE WULFF

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.

6 Responses to “Fact or Fiction?”

  1. HulkSmashNow responds:

    I don’t “believe in” Bigfoot. I believe that Bigfoot exists. I don’t “believe in” evolution. I belived that evolution occurs. I believe in God. There’s a distinction there, and it looks like these guys don’t get that.

  2. MattBille responds:

    “I don’t BELIEVE in sasquatch. I have certain knowledge that causes me to CONCLUDE.”
    – wise words from Grover Krantz

  3. Shane Durgee responds:

    “Sometimes?” Mainstream media is usually biased. Even if solid evidence, like a body, is finally put forth, you can count on the media to make the usual jokes.

    Anyway, good luck at the museum. Looks like a ton of fun.

  4. tropicalwolf responds:

    It is not a matter of belief. It is a matter of following, researching, dissecting, and presenting the evidence. Good opening statement Loren. Many moons ago when I was first schooled in the art of court testimony, I was informed by a very knowledgeable judge that when you testify about facts, you NEVER use the term”I believe”. Facts are facts. They speak for themselves.

  5. shumway10973 responds:

    And they have to have a degree in English to get that job. Amazing isn’t it.

  6. Aaron responds:

    I say I “reason”, “figure”, “think”, “theorize”, or “conclude”.

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