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The “Father of Cryptozoology,” Dr. Bernard Heuvelmans, wrote two of the most significant works in the field, “On the Track of Unknown Animals” and “In the Wake. Bernard Heuvelmans’ personal profile involving cryptozoology and Unknown Explorers. Results 1 – 11 of 11 Discover Book Depository’s huge selection of Bernard-Heuvelmans books online . Free delivery worldwide on over 19 million titles.

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InHeuvelmans at Sanderson’s invitation examined what was represented to be the frozen cadaver of a hairy hominoid, the subject of his L’homme de Neanderthal est toujours vivant with Boris Porshnev, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

His interests continued to extend beyond the zoological realm. Was there once a race of giants in China? Look up cryptozoology in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. He also was involved with the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club and other efforts for active cryptid studies globally.

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Over the next few years Heuvelmans spent his time writing about the history of science, publishing many scientific works in the Bulletin of the Royal Museum of Natural History of Belgium, until he was called up for military service and captured by the Germens in World War II. Les Derniers Dragons d’Afrique. This page was last edited on 13 Julyat The first description of the pygmy hippopotamus reached the West inbut its existence was not confirmed until He never forgot these initial passions.


From on, Heuvelmans exhaustively sought evidence in scientific and literary sources. There is evidence that Heuvelmans planned to author a third book on fresh-water cryptozoology, but instead he assisted Irish author Peter Costello to produce his book In Search of Lake Monstersproviding source material from his files.

Other books, none yet translated into English, include works on surviving dinosaurs and relict hominids in Africa. All rights reserved Privacy policy.

Bernard Heuvelmans

It consisted of his huge private library and his massive files, his original treasured dossiers. Although he had had a French television program on natural heuvelmanw mysteries some two decades earlier, he routinely would not grant most mainstream interviews in the last decade of his life. Are there hairy pygmies in the African forests?

Heuvelmans, Bernard, and Boris F. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Heuvelmans then spent the next years writing about the history of science, publishing numerous scientific works notably in the Bulletin of the Royal Museum of Natural History of Belgium. But beginning in the s, he would avoid media events.

After examining the large block of ice containing the iceman Heuvelmans thought that the creature could be genuine but was not positive.

His former wife, colleague, artist collaborator Alika Monique Watteau Lindbergh, who cared for him in his declining years, was in charge of the ceremony, following his last wishes. Within five years he had amassed so much material that he was ready to write a large book.


These are only a few of the hundreds of fascinating questions posed in this book. Nevertheless, Heuvelmans’ friendship, fresh insights, and frisky humor will bernagd missed. After careful examination Heuvelmans determined that it was a ritual object made from the skin of a serow, a small goat like animal found in the Himalayas.

Le Havre, France Current Location: October 10, Birthplace: On the Track of Unknown Animals was concerned exclusively with land animals. For many of us in North America, visiting with him, for example, at an early s gathering in New York City, will now always be a delightful and rare memory.

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In a interview Heuvelmans expressed the desire to write a volume cryptozoology encyclopedia, but owing to the death of a translator and other problems with his publisher, no volume appeared before Heuvelmans’ death. Berhard in five years he had amassed so much information that he felt he was ready to write a large book on the topic.

The giant panda was first viewed by a Westerner inbut no living specimen was captured heuvlmans His towering presence in the field leaves a long shadow.