Thursday, February 22, 2018

If Roswell Should Fall...

That's the subject of another new article from me, which addresses how Ufology will cope (or won't cope!) if, one day, Roswell is shown not to have been an E.T. event. You can find it here.

More on the Slenderman



In a new article, I demonstrate that the Slenderman isn't actually the relatively recent phenomenon that most people assume it to be.

Here's the link...


 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New Article on the Slenderman...



Over at Mysterious Universe, there's a new article from me on the Slenderman phenomenon and my new book on the subject, The Slenderman Mysteries.

You can find the article here, and this is how it begins:

"Right now, I have a new book out on the Slenderman issue. Its title: The Slenderman Mysteries: An Internet Urban Legend Comes To Life. I interviewed various key figures who have dug extensively into the phenomenon, all of whom provided valuable insights into the phenomenon and how it has caught the attention and imagination of untold numbers of people – and provoked tragedy too. When it comes to the thorny issue of theorizing what the Slenderman really is, or may be, there are few more notable figures in the subject than Ian Vincent, who I spoke with extensively. His writings on the subject include “The Slenderman: Tracing the Birth and Evolution of a Modern Monster,” “Killing Slenderman,” and “Slenderman: Five Years.”

 "Vincent is a long-term student of the occult, a professional magician, and an exorcist. He says of the Slenderman: 'You can project whatever you want on it; it’s neutral. I mean, there is nothing more neutral than a guy in a black suit. But, that completely faceless aspect of it just makes it that little bit more creepy – and there’s the elongated arms, too. Then, there’s this juxtaposition of the mundane – a guy in a suit – into an unusual setting.'"

Monday, February 19, 2018

My New Book on the Slenderman


The Slenderman Mysteries - Publication Date Today

 
 
Today is the release day for my new book, The Slenderman Mysteries: An Internet Urban Legend Comes To Life.

And, to give you an idea of the contents, here are a few pictures from the book and the chapter titles (the B&W pictures copyrighted to Simon Wyatt):

Introduction
Chapter 1: “The best, new mythological creature”
Chapter 2: “It tends to free itself from its makers’ control”
Chapter 3: “Magic and fiction were starting to have a conversation”
Chapter 4: “Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?”
Chapter 5: “Fear of the Gas Man”
Chapter 6: “Consumed by the Slenderman”
Chapter 7: “Waukesha reminds me of A Nightmare on Elm Street”
Chapter 8: “There will be no safety in this house”
Chapter 9: “Demon-possessed”
Chapter 10: “Evil lies in wait for an excuse to bloom”
Chapter 11: “Slenderman is a physical manifestation of our fear of death”
Chapter 12: “And in did come the strangest figure”
Chapter 13: “A slim man in a dark suit”
Chapter 14: “I knew it would be necessary to kill her”
Chapter 15: “A tall, dark and terrifying entity”
Chapter 16: “His arms are impossibly long”
Chapter 17: “There’s no structure to the face”
Conclusions
Bibliography
Author Interviews and Correspondence
Acknowledgments
About the Author







Friday, February 9, 2018

Vera and Dee Dee Ramone...






Gonzo Weekly is an online music mag I write for. Although it's mainly a progressive rock mag, I get to subvert every issue with a punk column LOL.

My new feature is a Q&A with Vera Ramone King, the widow of Ramones' bass-player Dee Dee Ramone. The interview turned out great! This is the link to the complete article, and the Q&A begins on page 58:

The Slenderman Mysteries: Now Available



Although my new book, The Slenderman Mysteries isn't officially published until February 19, the paperback is already available at Amazon. The Kindle version and the audio CD box-set will appear imminently...

And here's a bit of cool, Slenderman-themed artwork from artist Simon Wyatt, which appears in the book:



And here's the publisher's (New Page Books) info on the book:

It's the dead of night; you are fast asleep. Suddenly, you are wide awake but unable to move. Hunched over you in the shadows is an eight- or nine-foot-tall gaunt entity with spider-thin limbs, dressed in an old-style black suit, its pale face missing eyes, nose, ears, and mouth. You finally manage to cry out. The monstrous thing disappears as suddenly as it appeared.

You just had a terrifying encounter with the Slenderman.

Who--or what--is the Slenderman? His existence began on the Internet, but he didn't stay online. The Slenderman may be a tulpa, a thought-form that can stride out of our darkest imaginations and into reality if enough people believe in it. In May 2014, two young Milwaukee girls almost killed a friend in the name of the Slenderman. Perhaps, like the vast Skynet system in the Terminator movies, the Internet is turning against us--and attacking us with digital equivalents of our own online nightmares.

The Slenderman has come to life. For the first time, this book reveals the full and fear-filled saga.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Final Events, The Collins Elite & Supernatural UFOs



From Phenomena Magazinea good, new, balanced look at my 2010 book, Final Events and the Collins Elite, a think-tank-type group in Government which concluded that the UFO phenomenon has supernatural - rather than extraterrestrial - origins.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

David Weatherly's "Black Eyed Children," Revised


Available now is a new, revised edition of David Weatherly's 2012 book, Black Eyed Children. Here are the opening words to my review of the new edition:

"Back in 2012, David Weatherly’s then-much-awaited book, Black Eyed Children was published. So, you may well ask, why am I mentioning this now, six years later? The answer is simple: Just recently, David decided to put out a new version of the book, a revised 2nd edition, and which has a cool cover courtesy of Sam Shearon. If you aren’t fully conversant with the BEC phenomenon, the sub-title to the new edition will give you a good idea of what you can expect in its 240 pages: “The B.E.K.s – They Reside On The Fringes Of The Paranormal. Are They A Diabolical Threat, Or The stuff Of Urban Legend?”

"As I have noted in several of my books and articles over the years, the Black Eyed Children are, in many ways, similar to the Men in Black (no, not the Will Smith-Tommy Lee Jones type. The very weird, pale, cadaverous and creepy types are the ones I mean). The BEC so often turn up at night, knock on peoples’ doors and do their absolute utmost to try and get an invite inside. Fortunately, most people get a distinctly weird and creepy vibe from the BEC, something which generally ensures the 'kids' don’t manage to get into the home of the targeted person. On occasion, however, some unfortunate souls have seen exactly what the BEC are capable of when they succeed in getting inside."

You can find the full review here...

Friday, January 5, 2018

X-Files: Go Away

Latest season of The X-Files? Meh. I can't say I was ever a big fan of the show, as I stopped watching it around 1997, as I thought it was being written as they went along, with no real plot in sight. The new episode didn't cut it, plus - and just like when Twin Peaks came back - everyone looks old and tired. Apart from Scully. I will be glad when the show is laid to rest and it never comes back. Like an over the hill athlete or a rock band that should know when it's time to retire, it's time for The X-Files to become extinct.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Cryptozoology in 2018 & a UFO 10th Anniversary

In a new article, I look back 10 years at the Stephenville UFO wave of January 2008...

Here's how it begins:

"Just a few days from now we will be marking the 10th anniversary of the Stephenville, Texas wave of UFO activity and encounters. It was a wave which caught the attention of not just UFO researchers, but also much of the world’s media – and the U.S. military, too. There is no doubt that the case was – and still is – steeped in intrigue and mystery. And, as the tenth anniversary looms large on the horizon, there’s also no doubt that there are still enough weird leads and strange aspects to the story to allow for a new investigation of the case. Let’s take a look at the timeline and how things went down."

And, in another new article I take a look at what we might see in the new year, in relation to the field of Cryptozoology. And here's how that article begins:

"A few people have asked me what I think is on the horizon, in 2018, when it comes to all things of the cryptozoological kind. Well, I certainly can’t predict the future, but I do have a few hopes and ideas. Granted, they are hopes that may not come to fruition, but I can at least remain positive! We’ll begin with the Orang-pendek. It’s a small, unknown type of ape said to live in stealth in the dense forests of Sumatra."







Wednesday, December 27, 2017

About That Newly-Exposed Government UFO Project


Over at Mysterious Universe, you can find my take on that story which recently got so many people in Ufology excited, but which completely underwhelmed me. You'll see why.

And, there's a follow-up article on it, too, which ties in with my Final Events book.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mothman: Evil Incarnate - Reviewed




Mothman: Evil Incarnate is the new book from Loren Coleman, which I have just reviewed over at Mysterious Universe. And, if you're interested in the Mothman phenomenon, this is definitely not a book to miss. Here's the link to the review.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Shadow Man - A Movie Reviewed



Over at Mysterious Universe I review a 2017 movie, The Shadow Man, which is pretty good. If you are interested in such phenomena as the "Shadow People" and the "Hat Man," you'll probably enjoy this one.