The Cryptozoology Museum was founded by Loren Coleman in 2003. Originally it was situated in the first floor of a house specifically bought for his collection of cryptozoological artefacts. The first exhibits displayed models, toys and souvenirs, footprint casts, as well as replicas of infamous hoaxes.
In 2009, the museum moved to a whole, official building nearby, in order to better accomadate the large collections.
Hair samples and casts
The exhibit features a number of pieces of evidence for various cryptids, mostly hominid apes like Bigfoot and the yeti. Included are hair samples of the yeti, Bigfoot, the yowie, and the orang pendek; yeti scat; and a thylacine footprint cast.