From April 3rd through April 8th, an exhibition of some interest to cryptozoology will be showing at Worth Ryder Gallery in Kroeber Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, California. Various art students at the University of California, Berkeley, and the California College of the Arts have collaborated in the one-week exhibition entitled "American Mythology: The Monstrous and Marvelous," containing Bigfoot and some imagined monsters of the United States. Information on the exhibition quotes those who designed it as saying: "I would like it to seem sort of alien and yet familiar," said Josephine Zarkovich, the UC Berkeley art student who [...]
It is preparation crunchtime here for the forthcoming “Cryptozoology: Out of Time Space Scale” exhibition, at Bates College’s Museum of Art, showing from June 24 to October 7, 2006. The exhibition travels to the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, from late October to December 2006. For insights into how this exhibition’s symposium somewhat symbolized the “kick off” to the last six month’s incredible interest in cryptozoology and cryptids, see David Pescovitz’s Boing Boing posting on October 3, 2005, and Wired News reporter Mark Baard’s oft-quoted “America Goes Cryptozoology Crazy” of November 1, 2005. At Bates, I [...]
An exhibition and exposition on “Dragons: Science and Fiction” has been announced at the Museum of Natural History in Paris [Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle à Paris (36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire)] from April 5 though November 6, 2006. Their website can be found by clicking here. Beaucoup de mercis French cryptozoologist Michel Raynal, for this news.
The Top Cryptozoology Stories of 2005 by Loren Coleman, Cryptozoologist and Author, Bigfoot!, Cryptozoology A to Z, and other books. Welcome to this year’s Top Stories in Cryptozoology. It was quite a year, and perhaps captured best by the headline used on Mark Baard’s article in the November 1st issue of Wired News, "America Goes Cryptozoology Crazy." From the Associated Press to Downeast Magazine, from Boing Boing to Business Wire, from Maine Things Considered to Coast to Coast AM, from Giant Robot to G4tv’s Attack of the Show, from the Maine Sunday Telegram to Fox TV News, from the Southern [...]
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?
Recently on the program, Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, I appeared to discuss Mothman. Lots of folks called in with questions and their sightings. Interest remains high in the 1966-1967 elements of the story of John A. Keel’s investigations in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, of a giant flying creature. Today the accounts are associated with all kinds of elements of occultism, demonology, and ufology, mostly due to how Keel told the tale. But cryptozoology underlies the initial reports, of course. Nevertheless, it is remarkable how fiction and the facts have become mixed and confused in the Mothman chronicles. [...]
Dinah Voyles Pulver, the environment writer at the Daytona Beach News Journal has a good overview of the debunking of "sea monster" beachings at Tasmania, Bermuda, Nantucket and Chile. All were cetaceans, of course. She also lumps in the nearby 1896 St. Augustine beaching, as a whale too, but my emails with Roy Mackal tell me there may a surprise on the horizon about that one, in a new analysis being conducted. Could it be a giant octopus, after all? Also highlighted by Pulver is the work of cryptozoologist "Charles Paxton, a researcher with the wildlife population assessment department at [...]
Boing Boing ("A Directory of Wonderful Things"), being one of my favorite blogs and especially those by David Pescovitz, was the first on the block, to understand the mixture in modern technoculture and cryptozoology. Now over at PopPolitics ("Where Politics and Popular Cultures Meet"), they are talking about cryptozoology too. Blogger Bernie in his "One Culture’s Myth …" is carrying on a good exchange, as he comes closer to understanding what we are all about. Here’s part of what I wrote today in PopPolitics comments section about the current cryptozoology converstation there: Hi, Bernie. You ask if it isn’t "true [...]
I am attempting to obtain a piece of Bigfoot hair for the International Cryptozoology Museum (ICM), and by extension for the Bates College Cryptozoology Exhibition of June-Oct 2006/HR Block Natural History Museum (KS) Exhibition of Oct-Dec 2006. The hair would be a sample of “Bigfoot hair” as presented first by the primary collector, even if eventual tests revealed it was something else. Please label it clearly with date of collection, location of collection, collector, and other information, such as donated by and/or analyzed by….and full credit will be given to you in the exhibition. Please send it to Loren Coleman, [...]
Be forewarned that currently a certain cable program is looking for a cryptozoologist to hold up to ridicule on their show. They are stepping up their attempts to find someone for a cryptozoology attack episode. I was approached by them before the Bates Symposium. They wanted to supposedly interview me about the history of cryptozoology. However, I knew their technique is one in which they use clips of experts on the subjects they wish to ridicule, then with vigor and in nasty interjects, brutally make fun of the individual and the subject. They wanted me to sign a long release [...]