More on MonsterQuest and Yeren

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 28th, 2008


Since the second season kicks off today, I thought I’d stop by this morning to add some notes about names associated with the series.

First off, the “History Channel” is no more. According to Doug Yuan, the producer who was here in Maine yesterday from A&E Television Networks headquarters to film my International Cryptozoology Museum, the official name of the “History Channel” has been changed to “History.”


The corporate decision was made to go to a broader moniker, via, to reflect the greater diversity of their products, which do now go beyond a mere cable channel. Henceforth, I’ll talk of “History” versus the “History Channel.”


Second point is that “MonsterQuest,” in spite of their logo that may be left over from season one, definitely now spells their name on their website and elsewhere as one word. This appears both as “Monsterquest” and “MonsterQuest.” I’ll try to remember to use it that way, until I hear differently.

Finally, in Henry May’s report from Ohio about what Jeff Meldrum told of his MonsterQuest trip to China, the indication was that Adam Davies and Meldrum collaborated with a “Xio Xu Xiang.”

I was concerned the spelling of this individual was perhaps incorrect, so I asked Meldrum to clarify the name of the person who was with them in China.

Meldrum quickly replied via email: “The Chinese professor was none other than Zhou Gouxing.”

Zhou Gouxing is China’s foremost authority on the Yeren. He can be heard here talking about the two different types of Yeren and the two varieties of footprints (one more manlike and the smaller other track like an ape’s or monkey’s).

Later, I found that Idaho State University has issued a press release about the trip:

Jeff Meldrum, Ph.D., traveled to China April 28-May 9 [2008] to help produce a documentary for the History Channel about China’s Wildman, the Yeren. He collaborated with anthropologist Zhou Gouxing, Bejing Museum of Natural History, and provincial scientists in Hubei, where they spent a week filming in the Shennogjia Nature Reserve.

yeren cast

Chinese researcher Yuan Zhenxin with the cast of an alleged Yeren from Shennogjia Nature Reserve.

I look forward to the forthcoming “MonsterQuest II: Yeren” program on History involving Meldrum, Davies and Zhou Gouxing. Anticipation is that it will be a good one.

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 “More on MonsterQuest and Yeren”

  1. bill green responds:

    this is indeed a very interesting new follow up article about the new season of monsterquest. good afternoon. bill green

  2. mrbf2006 responds:

    Sorry for the name confusion on the Chinese scientist. I misheard the way Dr. Meldrum was pronouncing it (I should have asked him to spell it for me, LOL). Dr. Gouxing from what I have heard is a very highly respected scientist in China looking into the legends of the Chinese wildman or Yeren. Again, sorry for the confusion.

  3. Cryptid Hunt21 responds:

    The Yeren episode seems very interesting. I’m looking forward seeing Adam Davies and Jeff Meldrum collaborating with each other.

  4. hlw responds:

    Looking forward to seeing this and all new episodes. Have you Loren heard of any set schedule of what is upcoming for this year? Their website is of little help. Thanks

  5. red_pill_junkie responds:

    With companies trademarking regular words like “History” or “Apple”, it won’t be long before we can’t express our ideas without paying royalties! 🙁

  6. cryptidsrus responds:

    Hopefully some good stuff will come out of the Yeren field trip.

    Looking forward to the episode on MonsterQuest.

  7. erykmynn responds:

    hmmm… maybe they got the motivation from another MONSTER ON THE LOOSE

    seriously, ‘Monster Quest’ becomes ‘Monsterquest’?? They’ll be suing the monsters themselves next

    my next project:


  8. sausage1 responds:

    Re: ‘History.’ Has anybody trademarked or copyrighted the word ‘The’ yet? If not, bags first go!.

    Have you ever noticed how many of these old drawings and etchings of wildmen from various parts of the world show this same pose, or one very similar? The Minnesota iceman photos and the ancient Tibetan manuscripts spring to mind.

    Also the poster for ‘Saturday Night Fever.’

    “Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,
    Im a wild man: ain’t learned to talk.”

  9. timi_hendrix responds:

    I really wish this show came to Canada!

    We like monsters up here too!!

  10. springheeledjack responds:

    Of the cryptid shows going on this season MonsterQuest is definitely my favorite. It seems to take a serious look at things and actually seems to come up with some information from time to time.

Sorry. Comments have been closed.

|Top | Content|

Connect with Cryptomundo

Cryptomundo FaceBook Cryptomundo Twitter Cryptomundo Instagram Cryptomundo Pinterest


Creatureplica Fouke Monster Sybilla Irwin


|Top | FarBar|

Attention: This is the end of the usable page!
The images below are preloaded standbys only.
This is helpful to those with slower Internet connections.