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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at and a music writer for and the Portland Press Herald. She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk of course.

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Posted: October 17, 2017

Visit the International Cryptozoology Museum

Written by: Aimsel Ponti
Criptozoology Museum

This is as weird as it gets in Maine as far as museums go, so we of course love it. The International Cryptozoology Museum at Thompson’s Point in Portland  will make you a believer in things like Bigfoot and the Jersey Devil. Various monsters and oddities along with rare pieces of evidence proving their existence are on display including a 5.5-foot-long, life-size model of a primitive fish called a coelacanth. Did we mention it has Yeti hair samples dating back to 1959? Yep, that and a whole lot more.

Staff photo by Derek Davis

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