Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 31st, 2008
I was driving around Portland the other day, minding my own business. Then, while stopped at a red light, the driver in the car (not a van) next to me pulled up alongside, rolled down his window, and yelled out: “Are you Loren Coleman, who is on Coast to Coast?”
Thank goodness, he wasn’t in a clown suit!
I’m not sure how he recognized me from my radio appearances, but what could I say? One hardly expects such things to happen on a busy roadway, but, of course, shocked or not, I merely said, “Yep, that’s me.”
As it turns out, I’ll be on George Noory’s Coast to Coast AM again soon ~ on this Friday’s Halloween 2008 program, briefly, during the first hour’s news segment. Although cryptozoology may be mentioned, I will be mostly there to update listeners about the recent wave of “Phantom Clown” sightings. The strange potential child abductors have now shown up in Bloomington, Illinois, which is quite a few miles from the original Chicago area encounters.
No telling what I’ll see out there on the streets after my Friday guest appearance.
Just a footnote again, it is in Mysterious America where I detailed the national wave of 1981 sightings of costumed sinister jokers in vans, trying to kidnap children, from Boston to Kansas City. I coined the term “Phantom Clowns” to describe them because they are seen but never caught.