Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Beyond Boggy Creek - Reviewed

Over at Mysterious Universe, I review the new Bigfoot-themed book from Lyle Blackburn, Beyond Boggy Creek.

And here's how the review begins:

Beyond Boggy Creek: In Search of the Southern Sasquatch is the new book from Lyle Blackburn. If you are into Cryptozoology, you will know of Lyle’s two previous books, The Beast of Boggy Creek and Lizard Man. If you enjoyed those two titles, then you will definitely want to get your hands on his new one. As the title of the book suggests, Lyle’s latest release focuses on Bigfoot in Texas, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and more. There is no doubt that when people think of Bigfoot, they often picture large and lumbering hair-covered man-beasts roaming around the forested wilds of the Pacific northwest. But, that’s not always the case. As Beyond Boggy Creek reveals, there is a huge body of data, sightings, and encounters suggesting that whatever the southern Bigfoot is, it’s thriving just fine.

I read the book over three nights (sadly, they weren’t dark and stormy, which would have been ideal weather!). And, I can tell you, for sure, that it makes for very intriguing reading. One of the reasons why the book is a definitive page-turner is because Lyle is a skilled and atmospheric writer: he sets the scene, draws the reader into the stories, and provides captivating case after case. There is another reason why this book is an important one for Cryptozoology: Lyle is someone who spends a great deal of time in the woods, swamps and wild places in the South. In other words, most of the material presented in the book comes from Lyle’s own, personal investigations and interviews – which is always a good thing. With that all said, now let’s take a look at the content of Beyond Boggy Creek. If you thought there was nothing new to say about Bigfoot, it’s time to think again.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Roswell UFO Festival...

An event I'll be speaking in a few months, June 30-July 2 (click on the image to enlarge).

Beyond Boggy Creek

Something great arrived in the mail - the new book from good mate, Lyle Blackburn, Beyond Boggy Creek.

I have started to read it and it's an excellent contribution to the worlds of both Cryptozoology and Bigfoot research. A review coming soon!

And here is the publisher's (Anomalist Books) info on the book:

From the author of The Beast of Boggy Creek comes the ultimate investigation into a true Southern mystery... 

Countless reports from credible individuals suggest that something shocking may be stalking the woods of the southern United States--something massive, bipedal, and covered in hair. Tales of these Southern Sasquatch creatures--such as the one made famous by the 1972 horror movie The Legend of Boggy Creek--date back to the very origins of Deep South history and are reported even today.
While Boggy Creek may be the most famous case, the infamous waterway is only the tip of a much broader mystery, one that spills into the surrounding states and beyond. From Arkansas and Oklahoma down to Texas, over to Florida and all the southern states in between, chilling accounts and compelling evidence indicate that a breed of these mysterious, man-like creatures has been successfully hiding in the shadowy foothills, piney woods, and murky swamplands of these areas.
Join acclaimed author and outdoorsman Lyle Blackburn as he traverses woods and waterways, delves into dusty archives, and interviews a host of credible eyewitnesses in search of one of the South's most enduring mysteries... the Southern Sasquatch.

About the Author:

Lyle Blackburn's research and writing on the subject of Bigfoot has been widely recognized as some of the best in the field of cryptozoology. His previous books, including The Beast of Boggy Creek and Lizard Man, offer a balanced view of the subject while delivering gripping accounts of this real-life mystery.
Blackburn is a frequent guest on radio programs such as Coast to Coast AM, and has appeared on television shows including Monsters and Mysteries in America and Finding Bigfoot. Blackburn and his research have also been featured in the award-winning documentary film Boggy Creek Monster.
"Blackburn shows himself not only to be a first-rate researcher but a formidable writer."-- Fortean Times.

1. Shadows in the Southern Woods
  Legendary Archetype
  Name Game
  Deeper South
2. They Always Follow the Creeks
  Up the River
  Sulphur Waterweb
  Red River Connection
  The Other Boggys
3. Marauding Manimals
  Bad Reputation
  Man Mountain
  Siege at Honobia
4. Native Giants
  Bigfoot War
  Nowata Man-Things
  Casino Creature
  Cross Timbers Snow Ape
5. Mountain Monsters and Valley Apes
  Area X
  Road Walkers
  Close Encounters
  The Ozarks
6. Lone Star Sasquatch
  Lake Worth Monster
  Strange Things Afoot
  Deep in the Heart
  Piney Woods
7. Bayou Beasts
  Caddo Critters
  Sabine Thing
  Monster Central
  Lurkers in the Lowlands
  Honey Island Swamp Monster
8. Rebel Bigfoot
  Denizens of the Delta
  Howls in the Night
  Downey Booger
  Sweet Home
9. Appalachian Ape-Men
  Body Snatchers
  Knobby and Yahoos
  Hulking Highlanders
  Terror on the Trail
10. Coastal Creatures
  Boogers and Buggers
  The Nightmares Continue
  Elkins Creek
  Ripples Through the Water
11. Realm of the Skunk Ape
  What’s That Smell
  Monsters in the Marshlands
  Myakka Mysteries
  Amok in Ochopee
  Lasting Images
  Southern Names for Bigfoot
About the Author

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Good Find...

Found this for a couple of dollars at a local house sale last weekend, a 1920 edition of Samuel Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Not bad!

Polish FBI Files

Back in 2001, a Polish edition of my 1998 book, The FBI Files, was published. Now there is a new Polish edition, to be released later this month. Not a bad cover!

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Scoriton Incident...

In a good new article, Rich Reynolds highlights an old - and largely forgotten - UFO case. It's a very strange affair with a great deal of twists and turns. Check it out...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Alien Artwork

Last year, artist Carol Ann Rodriguez generously let me use one of her paintings in my book, Women in Black. Now, however, Carol Ann has a book out filled with all of her artwork, and here's the link. Check it out!

A Sex Pistol & Nessie...

Currently reading: Lonely Boy, the autobiography of Sex Pistols' guitarist Steve Jones - which is an excellent book!

Also, picked these 2 oldies up the other day at Half Price Books in Arlington, Texas - (1) a 1939 book, A Book of Fabulous Beasts and (2) a 1970 paperback of F.W. Holiday's The Great Orm of Loch Ness. I have the original hardback but couldn't resist the paperback at just 2 dollars!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Books and Books...

Picked up two cool, old, non-fiction books yesterday, George Laycock's The Alien Animals, and Kenneth Anderson's The Black Panther of Sivanipalli.

Also, received in the mail today a copy of a new book on the death of journalist Dorothy Kilgallen - a significant figure in the saga of the JFK assassination of November 22, 1963. A review of the Kilgallen book to follow! Its title: The Reporter Who Knew Too Much. And the author, Mark Shaw.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Immortality of the Gods - A New Book From Me

Available right now is another new book from me, Immortality of the Gods, which focuses on UFOs, ETs and the issue of immortality in the distant past, the present, and the future. Here's the contents list to give you an idea of what it's about:

Chapter 1: The Longest Lived Aliens of All
Chapter 2: Gold: The Key to Eternal Life
Chapter 3: Methuselah, the Oldest Man on Earth
Chapter 4: Gilgamesh and a Quest for an Eternal Existence
Chapter 5: Manna from the Skies
Chapter 6: The Immortals in India
Chapter 7: Ambrosia of the Gods
Chapter 8: Everlasting Life in Ancient Egypt
Chapter 9: Ireland’s Immortal “God”
Chapter 10: The Man Who Never Dies
Chapter 11: An Immortal in the Pentagon
Chapter 12: Seeking the Secrets of Eternal Youth
Chapter 13: “Containers” of Souls
Chapter 14: The Greys: Desperately Seeking Souls
Chapter 15: The Elohim, Cloning, and Living Forever
Chapter 16: The Science of Immortality

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

My New Book - Now Available

Now available is my new book (published by Lisa Hagan Books): 365 Days of UFOs: A Year of Alien Encounters.

And here's the back-cover text:

Alien Encounters
Crop Circles
Government Conspiracies
Close Encounters

In the pages of his new book, Nick Redfern presents 365 of his favorite UFO stories – one for every day of the year. Spanning decades and continents, they cover numerous subjects, including the Roswell UFO crash, Men in Black, Mothman, face-to-face encounters with extraterrestrials, military pilots and UFOs, crashed flying saucers, and cosmic cover-ups.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

New Articles...

A few new articles from me at Mysterious Universe:

1. Profiling the Big Grey Man of Ben Macdui - A paranormal Scottish beast or a trick of the light?

2. A 1932 encounter with a  monster of the deep.

3. Giant Salamanders in the World's Oceans?

4. A little-known Contactee.

5. In the coils of a vicious monster.

365 Days of UFOs - My New Book

Should be available over the Christmas period, a new book from me, 365 Days of UFOs.

Santa's little elves (actually Lisa Hagan, Simon Hartshorne, and Beth Wareham ) have been working hard to get the design etc all complete!

It's published by Lisa Hagan Books, and I'll post the link as soon as it goes "live" on Amazon...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

John Keel's Anomaly - All Now Available

Received this in the mail today, a 218-page collection of John Keel's Anomaly newsletter that Keel self-published between 1969 and 1974. Looks to be filled with a lot of great material!

A Few New Articles...

A few new articles from me at Mysterious Universe...

1. George Adamski - Hoaxer or Something Else?

2. A second Adamski-themed article.

3. Will the World's Water Become Scarce?

Hanging Out At The M.I.B. Grave...

Hanging out at the M.I.B. grave a couple of weeks ago...

For those who may be wondering it's actually nothing to do with the Men in Black! It's a gravestone for Marvin Ivan Barrow, brother of Clyde Barrow (as in Bonnie and Clyde), who is buried not far from where I live...