Old Newspapers: Lake Merritt Monster

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 14th, 2007

I posted on the current news about California’s Lake Merritt Monster, a couple days ago, here.

Now comes some archival newspaper articles, shared by Craig Heinselman.

Following these images of the Lake Merritt Monster from old newspapers are the pdfs from 1946, 1954, and 1958, on this “created cryptid.”

Lake Merritt Monster

Lake Merritt Monster

Oakland Tribune June 21, 1946

Oakland Tribune August 22, 1954

Oakland Tribune June 15, 1958

Thanks to Craig Heinselman for these, and to Craig Woolheater for technical assistance in uploading them to pdfs.

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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.

2 Responses to “Old Newspapers: Lake Merritt Monster”

  1. DavidFullam responds:

    Awesome monster prop.

  2. busterggi responds:

    I believe I see a certain trend in all the Lake Merritt stories.

    Still, at least it poses for nice clear pictures.

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