Lars Thomas is a Danish zoologist, cryptozoologist, author and translator who was born in Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen. After graduating from the University of Copenhagen in 1986, with a degree in marine biology, Thomas specialized in fish morphology and has since analyzed fish artifacts from Danish and Greenlandic kitchen middens, a Scandinavian word for a location which domestic waste is dumped, as well as from the stomach contents of various fish eating animals. Though most of his writing is only available in Danish he has published articles in English for such publications as Strange Magazine, Fortean Times, Fortean Studies and Animals and Men. He has also published a study of Hans Egede’s original description of the Sea Serpent sighting, the same description on which Bernard Heuvelmans based his description of the Superotter.
Lars Thomas has traveled around the world conducting field research and searching for unknown creatures, including a 1990, seven person expedition which he organized and led called Operation Exmoor, which traveled to the south of Britain in search of the Exmoor Beast. Though it did not find the beast, it did collect a tuft of hair at the site of a sheep attack which later proved to belong to a puma. Since then Thomas has conducted research on Denmark’s own mystery cats as well as organizing an eighteen month search for Thylacines, Giant Monitor Lizards, Moas, Huia-birds, Giant Geckos and an unknown, unnamed mystery bird in Australia and New Zealand. Thomas has also searched for the Lake Storsjon Monster and is credited with finding a Mayan carving in Xunantunich, located in western Belize, which local people claim shows the creature known as the Sisemite.
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Date of Birth: 1960
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Current Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Schooling and/or Degrees:
• Graduate – marine biology – University of Copenhagen