Four newly republished, updated Bigfoot-oriented books are hitting the bricks & mortar and online stores this spring. If you want an autographed copy of The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates and/or a copy of The Unidentified & Creatures of the Outer Edge, send along $25 each postpaid to Loren Coleman, PO Box 360, Portland, ME 04112.
Here’s a first look at the cover of The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates, due out at the end of March 2006.
Bufo Calvin passes along the following listings; all times are for the Pacific Time Zone, USA, early in March 2006, so please check your local listings. THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL Friday March 10 3:00 AM America’s Loch Ness Monster (2003) 4:00 AM Search for the Loch Ness Monster 8:00 AM Search for the Loch Ness Monster THE HISTORY CHANNEL Friday March 10 12:00 PM History’s Mysteries "Bigfoot and Other Monsters" 6:00 PM History’s Mysteries "Bigfoot and Other Monsters" 10:00 PM History’s Mysteries "Bigfoot and Other Monsters" Sunday March 11 1:00 AM History’s Mysteries "Monsters of the Sea" 2:00 AM History’s Mysteries [...]
Today, I’m going to cross-post my interview by Henry May, who has a blog at the American Bigfoot Society Clearinghouse. Loren Coleman and the 8.5 ft tall "Crookston Bigfoot" at his International Cryptozoology Museum, Portland, Maine, summer 2005. Photo taken by Joseph Citro, used by permission. Hi, Henry Thank you for your growing site and your interest in chatting today. > 1. Do you believe the Malaysian Bigfoot is merely an orangtuan? First, I must say what I often say to the folks from the media: "Belief" is part of religion and faith. Therefore, when I am asked any [...]
I am happy to announce that my first two books, The Unidentified and Creatures of the Outer Edge, with Jerome Clark, long out of print, are now back. First appearing in 1975 and 1978, these two classics have now been published as a special double edition with a new introduction. The Unidentified and Creatures of the Outer Edge: The Early Works of Jerome Clark and Loren Coleman is a new quality paperbound book from Anomalist Books. The Unidentified has intriguing, limited, and marginal information on cryptozoology. Historically, Creatures of the Outer Edge is more significant, in terms of looking at [...]
I guess I could discuss the ill whale swimming up the Thames today, and how the crowds are flocking to see it. It does remind me of what might have happened along the New England coast in 1817-1819, during the era of all those Sea Serpent sightings. Or I could talk about the fact that at the Slamdance Film Festival, The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang is being screened, or that some infamous Skunk Ape “hunters” are performing at their own “Everglades Swamp Hop” music festival. But, hey, those stories are merely evidence of the usual cryptozoology entertainment news. (Well, maybe a [...]
The magazine The New Yorker will publish a contribution to fiction entitled “The Cryptozoologist” by Tony Earley, on the 9th of January 2006, but it is online now. Here’s my early literary critique of this effort at capturing cryptozoology in The New Yorker: We are introduced to the concept of Skunk Apes, cryptozoologists, and organized cryptozoology in one specific paragraph about midway through this fictional piece: About her Bigfoot sighting, Rose learned that such creatures were routinely spotted in all of the Southeastern states—although the scientific authorities of course denied their existence—and the animals were commonly referred to as skunk [...]
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 [...]
The Top Cryptofiction Books of 2005 by Loren Coleman, Cryptozoologist Coauthor of The Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep and Creatures of the Outer Edge. What are the best and most interesting new works of fiction that have become near and dear to the hearts of those in pursuit of unknown and hidden animals for the last twelve months? If you are looking for “The Top Cryptozoology Stories of 2005,” please click here. Five completely different cryptozoology-influenced novels (often called "cryptofiction" among their authors and fans) gain praiseworthy recognition for the Year [...]
Tampa Truth Squad Today: Taking on the Lizard Man Lizard Men remembrances seem to be popping up all over, in the midst of the interest in King Kong. But in the realm of media reporting, another Tampa journalist joins Florida Frank in making a major mistake in writing about cryptids. First, in the realm of fiction, in an article by Paul Wuntch of The Dallas Morning News (a subscription site) , he writes: Marilyn Monroe summed it all up. In The Seven Year Itch, she emerges almost in tears from a movie theater showing Creature From the Black Lagoon . [...]