PORTLAND, Maine — The International Cryptozoology Museum will open in a Congress Street storefront on Nov. 1.
As a cryptozoologist, Loren Coleman studies creatures that have been reported to exist but aren’t formally recognized by science.
Among the displays will be his 8-foot-tall, 400-pound Bigfoot sculpture, which now stands on the front porch of his home. He’ll also have a model of the Loch Ness monster, along with what he says are a footprint cast and hair sample from the Abominable Snowman, found during a 1959 expedition in the Himalayas.
Coleman, who has written 17 books on cryptozoology, tells the Portland Press Herald the museum will be in the rear of a new bookstore that will specialize in supernatural fiction, horror fiction and weird fiction.