Bigfoot coming to Maine next month

Loren Coleman holds a plaster skull made from fossils of Gigantopithecus, which scientists believe to be the largest primate to have existed. It is believed to have lived 5.5 million years ago. (NEWS Photo by Anthony Robert La Penna)
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Loren Coleman holds a plaster skull made from fossils of Gigantopithecus, which scientists believe to be the largest primate to have existed. It is believed to have lived 5.5 million years ago. (NEWS Photo by Anthony Robert La Penna)
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Posted Oct. 05, 2009, at 10:23 a.m.

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.

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