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August 15, 2003 -
Cryptozoology Museum Opens
PORTLAND, Maine (Wireless Flash) -- Bigfoot has gotten a big honor with the
opening of the first cryptozoology museum.
Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman recently opened the museum in Portland, Maine,
to house his collection of four decades worth of paranormal pieces.
The risky venture cost Coleman half of his retirement fund, but he expects
it to pay off through the sharing of information.
Some exhibits consist of life-sized models of Bigfoot and the Yeti, as well
as plaster casts, models of the Loch Ness Monster, and a variety of skulls
of mystery cats and apes.
Currently, entrance is to the cryptozoological museum is by appointment
only, but, as the museum grows, Coleman says he hopes to open it to the
public and expand exhibits.
[Contact Loren Coleman for appointments. Yes, it
is filled with life-size models of Bigfoot, Feejee Mermaid, Coelacanth, plus
museum quality scale models of Yeti, Champ, Mothman, Dover Demon, Nessie,
and scores of other cryptids. The hair of Yeti and Bigfoot; almost a hundred
plaster casts of Yeti, Bigfoot, Chupacabras, and Mystery Cats. Jackalopes
and furred trout. Museum quality skulls of Gigantopithecus, Paranthropus,
Australopithecus, Panthera atrox, gorilla, chimp, lion, cougar, and much