Big shoes to fill

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Volunteers help move an 800-pound wooden statue of Bigfoot to the International Cryptozoology Museum at Thompson’s Point in Portland.

A statue of Bigfoot that was moved to the Crypozoology Museum in Portland Friday is over 8 feet tall and was named Elwood by the museum’s founder, Loren Coleman.

A new statue of Bigfoot will sit outside the Cryptozoology Museum’s new location at Thompson’s Point, which will open to the public July 1. Owner Loren Coleman said the museum is moving from 11 Avon St. in Portland because the lease is expiring.

Loren Coleman, director and founder of the International Cryptozoology Museum, stands with Elwood outside the museum’s new location.

Reporter covering the Portland Public School District as well as the town of Falmouth for The Forecaster. Can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or