Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 27th, 2012
Cryptozoologists watch out for each other. Richard Ellis had my back in 1999.
Richard Ellis, painter and author of Monsters of the Sea (1994), The Search for the Giant Squid (1998), and co-curator of Mythic Creatures (American Museum of Natural History, 2008) wrote online on the cryptolist in 1999:
Influential People of the Century
“Outside” magazine (December 1999), in its list of “The 25 Best Careers in the Outdoors,” included our own Loren Coleman, whose “job” seemed to be that of Cryptozoologist.
Mythical-beast sleuth Loren Coleman, 52, has a job worth envying — the hunter of Bigfoot and the Himalayan yeti treks the backcountry and interviews eyewitnesses. “So many flakes used to contact me about strange sightings,” he
says, “I had to get an unlisted address.”
Loren Coleman in 2012. Photo credit: Greta Rybus.
How the times change things. With my sons grown, in the age of the Internet and the physical location of the International Cryptozoology Museum at 11 Avon Street, Portland, Maine, it is relatively easy to find me, online and to meet me, face-to-face, today.