Loren Coleman needs our help

Loren Coleman needs our help

It isn’t easy to ask for help.

It can especially be hard when you are known as someone who helps others.

Loren Coleman, the world’s leading cryptozoologist, founder of the

International Cryptozoology Museum

did not contact me personally about his current medical expenses.

He could have: we’ve never met, but we’ve had some correspondence over the years. I always remember decades ago when I started using the term “Weird World”, and Loren contacted me to let me know he had already used it…and to magnanimously tell me I was free to use it. There wasn’t any real public awareness of me at the time; there wasn’t any need for this well-known author and investigator to simply clear that issue for me. It was done out of generosity. I have always used the term “Bufo’s Weird World” since to separate it, but I have always been grateful.

I’m by no means the only person that Loren Coleman has touched in that way.

It’s common to see pictures of visitors to the museum or at other events in smiling pictures with Loren Coleman.

That’s happened during the past few years, despite medical issues.

This is an author and his fans…and a significant author. While I first read Loren Coleman in the paperback editions of The Unidentified and Creatures of the Outer Edge in the mid 1970s (40 years ago), he has continued to be very active to this day, posting on social media, appearing on television documentaries, writing, and running the museum. You can get Loren’s books through Amazon here:

Loren Coleman’s Amazon Author Central page (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping* (the International Cryptozoology Museum is my current beneficiary))

It might surprise you, then, to know that Loren has had to ask for help with medical expenses. You can donate here:

Loren’s Medical Fund

If you can’t give anything, you can promote the campaign from there as well.

This is the man who coined the term “The Dover Demon”, who wrote about “Creepy Clowns” a generation before the current interest, intrigued us with “Phantom Kangaroo” reports and the Fortean “Name Game”, who is an expert on “The Copycat Effect” and suicide clusters, and who is preserving cryptozoological exhibits with a non-profit public museum.

Thank you, Loren, for all that you have done, and I wish you and your family the best in the future.

Note: I give permission for this specific post (Loren Coleman needs out help) to be reproduced freely without prior permission or compensation, in an effort to inform the widest possible group about this situation.

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