Civil War Pterodactyl to Maine

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 28th, 2007

Civil War Dinos

I’ve returned from Patrick Huyghe’s cabana, completing this weekend, the extended adventure in transporting the “Civil War Mystery Pterodactyl” to New England.

The following images are courtesy of Allie Huyghe. The photo above is courtesy of Gregg Hale, Executive Director, Haxan Productions, Fox TV (at the time).

My deep thanks to the Huyghes for their great hospitiality, cryptozoological conversations and Fortean brainstorming.




By the way, if you were the passenger in a car with New York plates driving on I-84, who rolled your window down to ask me “What is that?” – and then had a short dialogue with me about the above – I hope you and the driver had a safe journey home. It certainly ranks as the first time I’ve been interviewed at 65 mph about a fictional cryptid model in my vehicle and a sci-fi television series.

Finally, since today is Patrick Huyghe’s birthday, celebrate with him by going to his site, The Anomalist. See what Patrick created as a Fortean news foundation so, for example, his new news editor Rick Stokes can continously update readers daily on all the breaking news of the unexplained. This Huyghe creation has existed for over a dozen years, and along with Dennis Stacy, intellectually-stimulating journals and many great books are now being published thanks to The Anomalist and Anomalist Books.

Patrick’s news site remains the Drudge Report of Forteana and deserves several visits a day.

Congratulations to Patrick on his special annual milestone, specifically today, during a strong lunar eclipse.

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.

6 Responses to “Civil War Pterodactyl to Maine”

  1. SOCALcrypto responds:

    Loren, I would have loved to see the looks on peoples faces while you guys were on the road. I’m glad all went well for you these past few days. Welcome back. Well, I’m off to watch the full lunar eclipse.

  2. jules responds:

    Sounds, and looks like you had a great trip. Good to have you back Loren.

  3. SpaghettiYeti responds:

    What a great set of pics, that’s something I don’t see often enough on the highway. ‘Glad someone kept that model around.

    Now if I could just see a similar series of photos with the suit Patterson used… it’s only been 40 years after all.

  4. harleyb responds:

    That would be cool to see riding down the interstate. A man driving with a Pterodactyl all casual like.

  5. shumway10973 responds:

    Does everyone realize the civil war photo really isn’t? That is a modern photo setup in sepia tone and easily “damaged” to show age. Look at the men, dressed ok for the time, but not quite right.
    That thing is cool! My girlfriend would have a fit.

  6. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Talk about some weird ROADKILL 😉

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