Cryptozoology on MSN

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 11th, 2008

I guess it has been there all day, but someone just told me about it.

If you go to the MSN Homepage for today, and look over to the left hand side, scroll down a bit, you will find a photo of me in front of my Bigfoot. Click on that picture, and it goes to a new video at History’s “MonsterQuest” site in which I am talking about cryptozoology.

The b-roll shows various objects in the museum. (Hey, if someone places this MSN video on YouTube, I’ll post it here. Right now, Cryptomundo does not have the technology to post MSN videos here.)


I helped the History filmcrew set up that shoot so the dinosaur (Diplodocus, the British Museum of Natural History model, 1978 to 1984 vintage, pictured above) was in the background. It is the one signed by Scott T. Norman during his visit to the museum, and closely matched what he thought Mokele-Mbembe looked like. It seemed a good idea for good karma, at the time of the filming.

Patterson Bigfoot

Also there is the Jeff H. Johnson sculpture of the Patterson Bigfoot (above and below), which is a resin model.

Patterson Bigfoot

Coincidentally, today I received a surprise box of four dinosaurs (Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Pachycephalosaurus) from Scott T. Norman’s collection. Church organizer Cheryl Hart saved them from oblivion to donate to the International Cryptozoology Museum. It is truly a deeply appreciated act on her part. And a great addition to the memorial to Scott.






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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 “Cryptozoology on MSN”

  1. YarriWarrior responds:

    I spotted something familair in front of the diplodocus on the shelf behind you in the interview! I din’t know you had the civil war pterodactyl!!!Sweet. Yarri

  2. Loren Coleman responds:

    Yep, that’s the famous Jeff H. Johnson Bigfoot sculpture also in the background for good luck (image added above, now).

    The other object is the identical giant ground sloth replica used by Dr. David Oren in the Amazon.

    Also, yes, I have the “Freakylinks” Civil War “pterodactyl,” on the wall to my right, during the interview.

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