Review of The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates by T. Peter Park Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman and science writer & Fortean researcher Patrick Huyghe have now updated their classic The Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide (New York: Avon Books, 1999). They have just published The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates (New York & San Antonio: Anomalist Books, 2006; xvii, 205 pp.; ISBN # 1933665122; US $14.00, UK £ 8.50). It’s a revised edition of their 1999 book, with a slightly shorter title, a complete index, a Preface serving as an [...]
Regarding the ongoing Mysterious America, which goes out of print Friday, here’s a review of it from Bob Rickard, editor of Fortean Times: MYSTERIOUS AMERICA Loren Coleman Paraview Press, New York; 2001. 334pp, index, illus, appendix. A fortean’s view of forteana. Essential reading. This book was first published in 1983; at that time is was the most important and detailed snapshot of forteana in modern America. In this revised edition, veteran fortean investigator and FT columnist Loren Coleman brings the picture up to date. Included here are classic reports on the Dover Demon, the Mad Gasser of Mattoon, Phantom Clowns, [...]
What and where are your favorite cryptozoology and Bigfoot museums throughout the world? Scotland’s cryptozoology collection at the National Museums of Scotland was recently highlighted in the Scotsman. The easiest exhibits to record, unfortunately, are often the hoaxes. Shown here are a Japanese-made mermaid and a Canadian-created furred trout, both taxidermy fakes. Dr. Geoff Swinney (below), Curator of Lower Vertebrates, Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles, National Museums of Scotland, examines the vertebrae of the Beast of Stronsay, from the carcass of the beast found on an Orkney island beach in 1808. Swinney, who is the resident cryptozoologist, in 1987, confirmed the [...]
In today’s release of Sub Rosa Magazine, Issue 4, March 2006, there’s a kind biotreatment of your Cryptomundo blogger, in their “Profiler: In Search of Loren Coleman.” The journal is available as a PDF download from the Sub Rosa website. Enuf said.
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 [...]