Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 8th, 2010
Other Side of the Truth blogger Paul Kimball, last night, announced this year’s coveted Zorgy Awards, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for 2009′s best in the world of those involved in investigations and media outside the mainstream, according to a vote by you.
Allow me to pass on the top three winners, in each of the highlighted fields. Please go to Paul’s blog for the total listings, and his picks, plus his Hall of Fame & Hall of Shame inductees. I wish to concentrate on your choices.
Top Paranormal Researcher
Winner: Loren Coleman
1. Loren Coleman: 275 votes / 43%
2. Mac Tonnies: 136 votes / 21%
3. Nick Redfern: 88 votes / 14%
Top Paranormal Blog
1. Cryptomundo: 245 votes / 54%
2. UFO Mystic: 83 votes / 18%
3. Posthuman Blues: 61 votes / 13%
Top Paranormal News Service
Winner: The Daily Grail
1. The Daily Grail: 179 votes / 40%
2. The Anomalist: 142 votes / 32%
3. The Debris Field: 65 votes / 14%
Top Paranormal Podcast
Winner: Binnall of America
1. Binnall of America: 319 votes / 31%
2. Paratopia: 306 votes / 30%
3. Dark Matters Radio: 251 votes / 24%
Top Paranormal Television Show
Winner: UFO Hunters
1. UFO Hunters: 100 votes / 42%
2. Ghost Hunters: 67 votes / 28%
3. Paranormal State: 27 votes / 11%
Top Discussion Forum
1. Paratopia: 196 votes / 44%
2. The Paracast: 78 votes / 18%
3. Above Top Secret: 62 votes / 14%
Kimball passed along his congratulations to all, and, for example, had this to say:
Loren Coleman has to be the Barack Obama of the paranormal – the man knows how to rock the vote. I think his double win is also a reward for the good work he does, and a sign of the esteem in which he is held.
I certainly appreciate all of you, the voters and fans of mine, the great support from Cryptomundo readers, Paul’s initial nomination, various people who mentioned me on their blogs, and feel this is a win for you all. Thank you, sincerely.
Needless to say, I am humbled with this win, during my 50th anniversary year of my life pursuing hidden animals, anomalistic unknowns, and human mysteries. Thank you all for your appreciation of my investigations, my writings, and my wish to steer a middle course away from the extremes of true believers on both ends of cryptozoology and other Forteana that still intrigue me.
Now, let’s get back to work! Patience and passion, with a little funding, and I have much to do in the next 50 years!!