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|Esoteric icon Loren Coleman returns to BoA:Audio for a fast-paced and remarkably diverse conversation covering twilight language and the copycat effect as well as the latest happenings in the world of cryptozoology.
In the first half, covering the twilight language and copycat effect, we discuss the Trident meme, school shootings and suicide clusters, the synchromysticism of Zooey Deschanel, Slenderman, the Smiley Face killings, the Peter Pan cult, Black Eyed Kids, and the media coverage of tragedies. In the latter half, which focuses on cryptozoology, we talk about the work of Dr. Bryan Sykes, Bigfoot going mainstream, women as ideal Bigfoot field researchers, Jeff Meldrum's drone project, the government and Bigfoot, the Orang Pendek and a whole lot more.
Highlights: We begin by getting an update on the latest happenings at the International Cryptozoology Museum as well as Loren's health scare from this past Spring. We then move into discussing Loren's extensive research into the 'twilight language' and we talk about his concern for a potential event during the window of September 9th to 11th. This turns to talk of school shootings and suicide clusters, specifically the rise in suicides following the death of Robin Williams. We also get Loren's take on the odd popularity of the Sandy Hook 'Truth Movement.'
Loren then provides the listeners with some suggestions on what sort of 'twilight language' insights to look for when watching the evening news. This segues into some talk about the synchromystical nature of actress Zooey Deschanel and her various 'twilight language' connections. We then reflect on the rise in weird kidnapping as well as beheading stories. Loren then takes us through the rhythm of news coverage and how events like school shootings have an ebb and flow of coverage.
Next we talk about the rash of Slenderman stories in recent months and what that might mean for future events. Following that, we get Loren's opinion on the Smiley Face murders which leads to him talking about the terrifying Peter Pan cult activity that is truly unsettling. We also touch on the latest big craze in esoterica: Black Eyed Kids and get Loren's take on that intriguing subject. Wrapping up the twilight language discussion, we find out how Loren finds the time to balance both his cryptozoology and synchromysticism research.
Diving into cryptozoology in the second half of the conversation, we start by having Loren react to the work of Dr. Bryan Sykes and what it means for cryptozoology. He also details how the Melba Ketchum project affected Sykes' work. Then we reflect on the surprising rise in popularity for Bigfoot in the last ten years as the creature has gone from a cult interest to a more mainstream topic. We also revisit Loren's previous suggestion that women would make ideal Bigfoot field researchers since their pheremones would likely be less off-putting to the creature.
Looking at other big stories from the last few years in cryptozoology, we talk about Jeff Meldrum's proposed Bigfoot-searching drone, get the latest on that project and whether it has any potential for netting serious insights into the creature or, possibly, capturing it. We also touch on an upcoming African conference on relic hominids and Loren's attempt to raise funds to attend the event. Loren shares some stories from government officials who had potential encounters with Bigfoot. Touching on some other topics, we get Loren's take on David Paulides' Missing 411 work as well as Adam Davies' quest to prove the existence of the Orang Pendek.
Heading towards the close, we talk about the remarkable number of Bigfoot related TV shows over the last few years, specifically the Bigfoot bounty program as well as the double-edged sword of 'stars' being created from these television shows. Closing out the conversation, we find out what's next for Loren Coleman and, briefly, discuss the downfall of the Boston Red Sox this past baseball season.
Coleman’s first cryptozoology magazine article was published in 1969, when he was 21 years old. His first book was published in 1975. Today, Coleman has written more than 6000 columns and articles, as well as over 30 books. He has appeared frequently on radio and television programs, and has lectured throughout North America, as well as in London and at Loch Ness. Two of his newest books for 2010 are Monsters of New Jersey (with Bruce Hallenbeck) and True Giants (with Mark A. Hall).
Coleman established his International Cryptozoology Museum, in 2003, in his home, and he extended beyond merely receiving media and research guests by appointment, when the museum went public in 2009. After two years of massive media coverage, the museum re-located to an new, larger location on 11 Avon Street in Portland Maine, which befits its enormous popularity.
Loren's writing on cryptozoology can be found at cryptozoonews.com, his research into the Twilight Language can be found at copycateffect.blogspot.com and the ICM's website is cryptozoologymuseum.com.