Homo pongoides Emerges From Lausanne

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 31st, 2007

The following images are more photographs being shared from the inside of “The Department of Cryptozoology B. Heuvelmans, Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, Switzerland.”

This location is the sanctuary for Bernard Heuvelmans’ collection of books, paintings, and raw materials, detailing his years of cryptozoology research and gathering of cryptid data. Today, you can more clearly seen how he organized his data on unknown hairy hominiods and other cryptids.

Once again, these photographs were taken and shared with me by Christoph Kummer, who was allowed to begin to examine the Heuvelmans files and then take these photographs, at my request.

I then asked and was granted permission to publish these photos at Cryptomundo, by Olivier Glaizot, Conservateur, Musée cantonal de zoologie, Lausanne, and his associate Michel Sartori. My grateful thanks to them all.

Today’s photos show more of the Minnesota Iceman files, Heuvelmans’ ongoing study of Homo pongoides, which he undertook in some depth. I do not recall ever having seen this painting of H. pongoides before.

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Heuvelmans Files

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 “Homo pongoides Emerges From Lausanne”

  1. calash responds:

    Interesting. Especially the crypto being studied in the R .Ethiopians volume showed in the third picture. What’s attacking the poor girl? This one would definitely warrant more study

  2. Ceroill responds:

    The painting looks obviously derived from the Iceman photos.

  3. Loren Coleman responds:

    The “ethiopienne” volume appears to show a woman with a large albino snake.

  4. DARHOP responds:

    Loren Coleman responds:
    July 31st, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    The “ethiopienne” volume appears to show a woman with a large albino snake

    I agree as it says Serpents at the bottom.

  5. deejay responds:

    Wait, there’s a snake in that photo?


  6. greenmartian2007 responds:

    I have some questions: will researchers be allowed access to Heuvelmans’ files? Is there any trend of what you know Loren if the keepers of these materials in Switzerland are going to scan them and put them on-line?

    Just some questions I have.

    I remember when I was in junior high that I borrowed from the Clarion Free Library in PA “On the Track of Unknown Animals” and also “In the Wake of the Sea Serpents”…those books were up my alley…”The Dragon that Saint George Did Not Kill” was a great chapter title…and “Apes in Green Hell” another…

    Earlier on, when I lived elsewhere, I also remember reading Gardner Soule’s monster series…”The Maybe Monsters,” “The Mystery Monsters,” and “On the Track of the Abominable Snowman”….

  7. Christoph responds:

    The visit in the archive was great. I had my eyes wide open and really felt like a kid in a candy store.

    As you may know, two new Heuvelmans books were recently published. Some more will follow cause he has more manuscripts: one about unusual bears of Africa and two about hominids. I don’t know when but they will be published in future.

    I will definately return to the museum (maybe in August or September). Does anybody have any suggestions, ideas or wishes what I should look for?

  8. Ceroill responds:

    I’m afraid I know so little about what’s there that I can’t say. More pictures would be welcome, if possible.

  9. Christoph responds:


    yes, reserachers are allowed. Everybody who’s interested in this stuff is allowed. You have to make an appointment and then you get the possibility to search the boxes you’d like to. But you are not allowed to stay in the archive room alone. Glaizot (or another museum employee) gives you the box (one at a time) and then you go into a another room for studying.

    The possibility that those documents will ever be scanned and even put online is low.

  10. Mnynames responds:

    I like the picture identification filing scheme…very simple…very handy…

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