Old Bad Yeti Tales

There is old Yeti news beginning to circulate as a new wire service story on January 15-16, 2006. It is all about Sir Edmund Hillary and his 1960 search for the Abominable Snowmen. +++ Harry Trumbore’s drawing of the Himalayan “Yeti,” from the forthcoming The Field Guide to Bigfoot, to be published by Anomalist Books. Copyright 2006, Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe. +++ See, for example, the new Australian article, “Hillary’s Abortive Hunt for Yeti Left Sherpa Myth Undisturbed”. They begin with Hillary’s conclusion that the Yeti is a cultural myth, and then they build the case on the retelling [...]

How Not To Search For Yeti

Queensland, Australia’s Courier-Mail on January 12, is carrying a selection from a new book on the life of Sir Edmund Hillary that is not yet available in the USA or the UK. The focus of their article is on Hillary’s 1960 search for the Yeti. But theirs is a softball examination. Hillary’s “Yeti expedition” has been critiqued in other books, from Ivan T. Sanderson’s Appendix E, “Sir Edmund Hillary’s Scalp – A News Story from Nepal” in Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life (1961) to “Hillary’s Assassination of the Yeti” in Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology (2002). But [...]

Solving A Sea Serpent Mystery of Heuvelmans

Solution d’un mystère de serpent de mer de Heuvelmans In Bernard Heuvelmans’s classic In the Wake of the Sea Serpent, he revealed a minor mystery to keen readers. Specifically, on pages 114, 144 and 575, of the 1968 English edition of the book, Heuvelmans briefly mentioned a Sea Serpent sighting from 1782, by British troops at "Bagaduse." Heuvelmans, within the text of his book, sourced the story with the Reverend Abraham Cunningham. Cunningham related an account, wrote Heuvelmans, of the "British on their expedition to Bagaduse" having seen a "Sea Serpent" reportedly "300 feet long." Heuvelmans considered that size exaggerated, [...]

Top Cryptozoology Books 2005

The Top Cryptozoology Books of 2005 by Loren Coleman, Cryptozoologist and Author of Bigfoot! and Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology It is time for my annual overviews of all things cryptozoological. Here’s my top picks for the best cryptozoology books of 2005, in order of the books’ rankings of importance, plus the books’ individual achievements noted in recognition of each of their unique niches within the cryptozoological literature this year. If you are looking for “The Top Cryptozoology Stories of 2005,” please click here. (1) The Best Historical Book on Cryptozoology in 2005 The Lady and the Panda: [...]

Mothman Continued

I will be giving a slide lecture about Mothman and other cryptid mysteries on Saturday, December 3, 2005, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I look forward to meeting Jacques Vallee, Brent Raynes, Stan Friedman, Greg Little, Sandra Martin, and any Cryptomundo readers at the conference. Please identify yourself as such to me, and come say hi. Anyone have any new (2002-2005) Mothman or giant bird sightings to share with people there or here?