Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Monster Mimic...

A strange snake that could imitate the crows of a chicken? No, it's not April Fools' Day! But you could be forgiven for thinking it is!

Here's the weird story, as told by me at Mysterious Universe...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Greater New England UFO Conference: MIB & UFOs

In case you happen to be in New England on the weekend of October 7-8, I'll be speaking at the 2016 Greater New England UFO Conference. My subject: the Men in Black and the Women in Black.  

And here is the website where you can find more information.

Check it out!

Not "Nessiesarily" A Plesiosaur

That's the title of a new article from me at Mysterious Universe, and which starts like this...

Well, after significant time away from Mysterious Universe, it’s time to get back to it. I figured that for my first article in a while I would focus on something that provokes endless arguments and even rage. I’m talking about belief systems. In this case, one belief system in particular. Namely, the idea that the strange creatures of Loch Ness, Scotland are surviving examples of long-extinct plesiosaurs; marine reptiles that became extinct millions of years ago. Give me a break: Loch Ness is not teeming with plesiosaurs. Not even one. The plesiosaur theory is filled with holes that are simply too big to ever be successfully plugged. They were, after all, reptiles – meaning they surfaced to take in oxygen.

If the Nessies are plesiosaurs, then let’s say that at any given time there are around twenty of them in the loch, ranging from (a) young and small to (b) large and old. That would be a reasonable figure to ensure the continuation of a healthy herd. Let’s also say they, like crocodiles, can stay submerged, and without taking in oxygen, for a considerable amount of time. This means that in any one-day, each plesiosaur would have to surface around – let us say – twelve times. Twenty plesiosaurs, surfacing twelve times a day (at a minimum, I should stress), would equate to 240 surfacing events every single twenty-four-hour-long period. Multiply that by a week and the figure is elevated to 1,680. Then, multiply that by fifty-two weeks in a year and the figure becomes a massive 87,360 surfacing events annually.

Friday, September 23, 2016

John Keel, Mothman & Albert Bender

Picked up these at last weekend's Mothman Festival: (A) a DVD collection of old and rare John Keel lectures (many on Mothman); and (B) a 1962 collection of Albert Bender's "Space Review" newsletter. Not bad!

Cattle Mutilations and the Sons of Satan

Over at Jim Harold's website you can find a new article from me on an alternative theory for the cattle mutilation enigma. Here's the link...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mothman Road Trip...

Heading off tonight with good friends Ken Gerhard and Jen Devillier to the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Only 16 hours of driving each way, LOL, piece of cake!!

The Birmingham "Giant Eel" Controversy

Back in 2012, Anomalist Books published a book from me titled Monster Diary, which was a collection of road-trips I had been on in search of weird creatures. 
One chapter focused on claims that massive eels lurked in the waters of the canals of Birmingham, England. 
Some of the claims suggested eels of 15-feet long or more, which is not just controversial, but beyond controversial! 
Such stories continue to reach me. And, while I was in the UK last week, this story surfaced, showing that there may be more to all this than just urban legend.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Back To The Blog

Got back home last night from 2 weeks in the UK, and decided to go offline for the whole period, which is why there have been no posts. I enjoy going off the grid for a while...


So, do I think it's a good idea that The Vapors have reformed after all these years? Well, yes I do! Of course, it will be fun and nostalgic and that's not a bad thing. Plus, it's 3 of the 4 original members, and a good new drummer. Its a shame though that everyone remembers The Vapors just for "'Turning Japanese," when they had a bunch of great new wave/pop-punk songs, like "Prisoners," "Spring Collection," and "Waiting for the Weekend." But their best is "News at Ten," a great song! Would I go and see them? Of course. Maybe they will read this and come to Dallas...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Murder, Witchcraft, and a Pitchfork...

A new article from me on a strange and mysterious death; a decades-old story of murder and the black-arts in England...

And here is the link...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My New Book On Nessie...

Just received in the mail copies of my forthcoming book, Nessie: Exploring the Supernatural Origins of the Loch Ness Monster. Llewellyn Books have done a great job on the design and cover. It's available as a pre-order at Amazon and the official publication date is about 2 weeks from now.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

California, MIB and WIB

Here are a few photos from my trip earlier this week to California, to speak for the MUFON Orange County group and for the Los Angeles UFO and Paranormal Society. The subject: the MIB and the Women in Black.

A good time was had!

Got to hang out with good mate Greg Bishop (author of Project Beta and It Defies Language), as well as with a few other friends in Ufology.

Coast to Coast AM - Women in Black

Tomorrow night, I'll be on Coast to Coast AM, chatting with George Knapp on the subject of my Women In Black book. Here's the link to the show.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Absolute Bullshit!

This is absolute bullshit: Over at "The Anomalist," there is a link to my recent review of the "Dogman Symposium," which was held in Defiance, Ohio last weekend.

The Anomalist says:

"Nick Redfern give us his take on the conference recently held in Defiance, Ohio concerning the werewolf-like beings that are being reported in the American Midwest in The Dogman Symposium-Reviewed. Not surprisingly, he said a howling good time was had by all and the speakers were all terrific. Mr. Redfern’s review may be dead on, but it would be nice to hear the opinions of an attendee and not an actual (compensated?) speaker at the event."

The person who wrote this pile of complete crap was "MM." That's all I know of who they are.
Their comment about being "compensated" is absolute bullshit and clearly implies a biased review on my part.

For the record, no-one - at all - was paid.

Good friend Ken Gerhard put the entire event on out of his own pocket. It was an extremely brave thing for Ken to do and so we all agreed to do it without any fee at all.

In fact, me, Ken, Ken's girlfriend Jen, and Lyle Blackburn drove 18 hours in a car so that Ken wouldn't have to pay flights costs.

If "MM" had contacted me before posting that total shit, I could have told them no-one was compensated - we did it all for free, and we were totally fine about that because we all knew how much Ken had dedicated to this and put into it.

Of course, MM didn't bother to find out if we were compensated. Instead, they put the "compensated?" comment in the mind of the reader, when they should have checked in with me first. VERY shitty.

Had that person contacted me before posting that crap and the sarcastic "compensated?" comment, I could have set the record straight immediately. But they didn't. Which says a great deal about them.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Dogman Symposium - In Photos

Here's a bunch of photos from the weekend, at the Dogman Symposium at Defiance, Ohio - some shots from the drive there, from the meet-the-speakers event, the gig itself, dinner on the Saturday night, and a visit to the site of the 1972 creature/"werewolf" encounter in town  at the old railroad tacks. An excellent time, and many thanks to good mate Ken Gerhard for all his hard work in putting the conference together!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

"Frog-Men" On The Loose

Over at Mysterious Universe, there's a new, weird article from me. Okay, they are all weird, LOL, but this is weirder than most!

"Frog-Men" on the loose...

Monday, August 1, 2016

Upcoming Gigs...

If you're going to be at any of these gigs I'm speaking at over the next few weeks, say hello!

Defiance, Ohio: Dogman Symposium, Aug. 5-6;
Rochester, New York: UFO Meet Up Group, Aug. 10;
Edinburg, Texas: Out of this World UFO Conference, Aug. 12;
California: MUFON Orange County, Aug. 16;
California: Los Angeles UFO & Paranormal Society, Aug. 17;
Holmfirth, England: UFO Truth, Sept. 10-11;
Point Pleasant, West Virginia: Mothman Festival, Sept. 17-18.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016