Only A Few Public Tickets Left For New Haven Cryptozoology Talk of January 15th

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 15th, 2013


According to the hosts of the night, “Amateur” refers to “a great American ‘amateur‘–which is to say someone pursuing an incredible passion that is outside of the traditional, professionalized tracks. We are trying to reattach the word ‘amateur‘ to its original etymological roots in the Latin word ‘to love.'”

For more details about the location, cost, and times for this benefit talk, see here.

Monstersof Massachusetts
Monsters of Massachusetts from Stackpole Books is due out on August 1, 2013. The Dover Demon, which will be discussed in New Haven, is on the cover.


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.

5 Responses to “Only A Few Public Tickets Left For New Haven Cryptozoology Talk of January 15th”

  1. PoeticsOfBigfoot responds:

    I noticed on the flyer that they’re going with the shorter spelling of the word for the goat-sucker. Is that the preferred spelling these days? It’s interesting how names change like that.

  2. Loren Coleman responds:

    No, I was not consulted about the text on the poster.

    I do not agree with the use of “Chupacabra” versus “Chupacabras,” the preferred spelling (for both singular and plural meanings for these cryptids). Most Spanish-speaking people find it insulting to use “Chupacabra,” a term invented mostly by Texans in the media. I am sensitive to what locals/natives/indigenous folks call their cryptids. Some people are not.

    I also disagree with the use of the word “mythical” versus “legendary.” It is subtle, but words are important.

  3. mandors responds:

    Interesting. Most people are introduced to “myth” when they read and study Greek Mythology. What nearly all forget is that to the ancient people themselves, it wasn’t myth. It was their religion. Christianity had to take the good, art and technology, with the bad, polytheism. So the religion was reduced to “myth.” Today, no one would ever call the polytheism of Hindu “myth.”

  4. alan borky responds:

    ‘Most Spanish-speaking people find it insulting to use “Chupacabra”‘.

    Loren most Ancient Roman grammarians found the barbaric mangling of Latin by soldiery extracted from round the empire equally insulting but if they’d had their way Spanish French Romanian blah blah blah would never’ve arisen.

    In fact various Spaniards of my acquaintance’ve admitted to me they find South American use of the language horrible.

    But I know what they mean because my hackles go up every time I hear Homer Simpson say “nuc-u-lear” even though I actually disagree with myself for feeling that way!

    Such is language.

  5. Goodfoot responds:

    Words are practically all we have. Thus, very important.

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