Southern Spotlight

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 14th, 2011

2010 december alumni

Southern Alumni of Southern Illinois University’s Alumni Association has produced a nice profile piece entitled “In Search of Bigfoot.” It overviews SIU graduate Loren Coleman, his life, his books, his writings at the Cryptomundo blog, and his museum. The article is in the December 2010 issue, which was just received by alumni during the last two weeks across the country.

In Search of Bigfoot

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.

One Response to “Southern Spotlight”

  1. bigtim responds:

    That’s great, I have been reading this page for a few years now and I never knew you went there! I graduated with my Masters in Geology there back in 2004. Very cool, didn’t get that one yet because I moved, hope I see it soon!

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