August 24, 2008

Mothman Curse Hits TAPS Conference

I arrived early at the TAPS Beyond Reality at the Mount Washington Resort, for the 11:15 am presentation of Travis Shortt, entitled “The Mothman: History, Sightings and Theories.”

I walked in and discovered that the Mothman talk and the showing of the Shortt-produced Mothman film had to be cancelled. There has been a death in the filmmaker’s family, and I was very sorry to hear that. Charlie’s McCracken’s uncle has died, and Shortt was very upset when he called in. It was an unfortunate surprise.

The conference organizers are a little dismayed that a copy of the film the conference was suppose to show was not sent along to the sold-out venue. But for those of us in Mothman research, we’ve seen this happen often.

For Sunday and Monday night, the midnight screenings of Dark Wings: The Mothman Chronicles, followed by the Q&A sessions with filmmaker Charlie McCracken and producer, Travis Shortt, have to now be cancelled.

For a trailer of the film, see the Dark Wings trailer here.

Too bad I didn’t know about this, as I would have brought along my copy of the David Grabias documentary, Search for the Mothman.

I’m still scheduled to talk about 3:30 pm, on Monday, and have updated my presentation with the latest Montauk Monster and Georgia hoax images.

More reports from the field later.

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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.

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