The International Cryptozoology Museum™ in Portland, Maine, includes exhibits about cryptids (beyond Bigfoot & Nessie). We also feature displays about the finds of “living fossils” and other classic animals of discovery — the successful cryptozoological stories. One of the most famous, of course, is the coelacanth, as featured in the ICM logo. We have a 5.5 ft long, lifesize model of the first one taken off Africa in 1938 in the museum.

We have plenty to see. For example, artist Kim Parkhurst’s new Tatzelwurm is now on display.



The International Cryptozoology Museum has many rare and unique pieces of remarkable evidence. Some of the items on exhibit are actual hair samples of Abominable Snowmen, Bigfoot, Yowie, and Orang Pendek. A letter from the actor Jimmy Stewart is on display as he is linked to the Pangboche Yeti hand mystery. Fecal matter from a small Yeti was collected by the Tom Slick-F. Kirk Johnson Snowman Expedition of 1959, and the ICM’s sample has been featured on three television series: In Search OfMonsterQuest, and Mysteries at the Museum. A footprint cast taken in 2001, during an alleged Thylacine encounter, is among the over 10,000 items on exhibit.

Photo by Ryan Dube
Our actual Yeti hair samples from 1959 and 1960 have been featured in many documentary programs.


New arrivals appear in the museum often, including, for example, Esau, a Sasquatch baby “reborn” doll, made especially for our museum.


Several new exhibits have been enhanced or newly installed during 2013-2014, including ones on the Dover Demon, the Montauk Monster, the Jersey Devil, Thylacine, Coelacanth, and the Napes/Skunk Apes. Assistant Director Jeff Meuse has recurated our Lake Monster exhibition. Please come visit us to see those and more.

Hollywood model maker Lee Murphy’s full-sized Gigantopithecus-oriented Bigfoot head was added too.

Our new well-lit ICM (below) is on Avon Street.

Photos, above/below, by Ryan Dube

Our mid-century modern “cryptozoologist’s study” art installation.

Photo: International Cryptozoology Museum™

The Hillary Yeti Expedition flag is the first item obtained by Loren Coleman in 1960, beginning his mission to build a historical and educational cryptozoological collection, which has resulted in our nonprofit museum. Art/antique aware travelers appreciate the vintage settings of our exhibits, sometimes as much as the cryptozoology.


Our expanded, enlarged location is located at 11 Avon Street, Portland, Maine. This is just around the corner from our 2009-2011 location. Please use “11 Avon Street, Portland, Maine 04101” for GPS purposes.

Erik Gosselin’s one-of-a-kind movie prop FeeJee Mermaid, was created for the 1999 A&E film, P. T. Barnum.

The museum is filled with unique items, including the full-sized art sculptures of the Crookston Bigfoot (by Curtis Christensen), Freaky Links’ pterodactyl (by Haxan sfx), P.T. Barnum’s FeeJee Mermaid (above, by Erik Gosselin), the Naden Harbor Caddy (by Lee Murphy), a lifesize bronze of a Thylacine, and other cryptid and new species replicas, evidence, and more. Our fiberglass coelacanth (from Fantastic Fish) is the only life-size exact model of the first 1938 specimen displayed in North America.