event was held at the Bates College Museum of Art during
weekend of October 28, 29, and 30th, 2005. It was a memorable
event that brought together a diverse
group to discuss issues of cryptozoology, science and art.
keynote speaker was the famous cryptozoologist Loren
Coleman who is widely published and viewed as the authority
in the field. His books include Tom Slick: True Life Encounters
in Cryptozoology, Bigfoot: The True Stories of Apes
in America and The Field Guide to Lake Monsters,
Sea Serpents, and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep.
He recently founded the Cryptozoology
Museum in Portland, Maine where he lives and works.