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Loren Coleman, owner of the International Cryptozoology Museum
Credit: Photo by Laura Poppick / Contents Courtesy of International Cryptozoology Museum
The International Cryptozoology Museum is the only museum of its kind in the world. Owner Loren Coleman opened the museum out of the first floor of his home about 10 years ago, but has since moved to a more central location in downtown Portland, Maine, where up to 10,000 visitors flock each year to examine evidence of Bigfoot and other cryptids – the general term for animals whose existences has yet to be substantiated.