Bangor International Museum of Cryptozoology offers oddities and curiosities
BANGOUR — The International Cryptozoology Museum in Bto worry is only a few months old, but is already making a name for itself.
The museum is the second place opened by the famous cryptozoologist LGolden VSOlman, affectionately known as the “Godfather of cryptozoology.”
Cryptozoology is the study and research of unknown, legendary or hidden animals.
“He thought it would be nice to bring a bit of the museum here because a lot of people can’t travel to Portland to see that one,” said Jean Tewksbury, curator of operations at the International Museum of Cryptozoology. “And then we were able to add some of the Etienne King stuff that goes with the bangor cultural,” she said.
Tewksbury said the museum offers a wide range of wonders, including his personal favourite, the legendary Bigfoot.
“When I was 7, I saw the documentary they made, ‘Sasquatch: The Legend of Bigfoot.“He had the Patterson-gimlin pictures in it, and I’ve been hooked ever since,” Tewksbury said.
Tewksbury says there are several fun events on the horizon, including a conference at Portland which is scheduled for next spring.
She said the bangor and Portland Museums are universal, which sets them apart from similar attractions around the world.
“There are a ton of different Bigfoot museums throughout the country, there is a Mthe other west v museumirginia and… there is a Icelandic sea serpent museum Iceland as well. So it all kind of has its own little thing, but it brings them all together,” she said.
The bangor the location is located at 585 Hammond St, offers free admission and is open Friday by Ssunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information on the quirks of the International Cryptozoology Museum, visit cryptozoology museum.com.