Loren Coleman was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1947. He grew up interested in animals and natural mysteries. In 1960 Coleman got passionately interested in researching the reality of the Yeti. He soon began to investigate midwestern arthropoid reports in the field. In 1962 Coleman found a series of apelike footprints in south-central Illinois and heard remarkable primate skreeches in another part of the state. He researched, through newspaper archives, many fergotten accounts of Thunderbirds, Black Panthers, and Napes. Coleman has been investigating various reports of mainly unknown apes such as Bigfoot throughout North America. Loren Coleman also has an official website.