April 27, 2009

Watch Swine Flu Spread In Real Time

First some humor, from 2005. I guess we knew they were going to get their revenge.

More recently…

Unfortunately, this is all too real. Felipe Solis Olguin, the director for the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Mexico City, (below) gives President Obama a tour, and dies the next day from “flu-like symptoms.” (Name game: Solis = Sun.) That’s no joke.

Now let me turn to the further harsh reality via Google Maps, thanks to Jesus Diaz at Gizmodo. See the spread of the pandemic, in real time. Click here.

A screen capture of the swine flu map, from earlier today. Click on it to increase the size for better viewing.

As Diaz says: “Reading the map is very simple: [x-out…We are all going to die.] The pink markers are suspect, the purple markers are confirmed, and deaths don’t have a black dot in the marker. The yellow markers are negative, but I don’t see any. Have fun watching. While you can.”

Back to straight cryptozoology a bit later, as soon as I shake this sore throat…but I thought Cryptomundians worldwide might be interested.

Thanks to the five people over the weekend who donated some greatly needed funds and all the fine folks at the Beyond Reality event who purchased my books. The hot water gets turned back on later today. Your thirty-seconds set aside to…

are greatly appreciated by me, the museum, and the cryptids of the world!!

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.

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