Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sasquatch, Sound, and Strange Effects

In another new article at Mysterious Universe, I take a look at the issue of Bigfoot and infrasound.

You can find the article here...

A Controversial UFO Landing Case

Over at Mysterious Universe I take a look at a highly controversial UFO event (or non-event) from 1963....

Here's how it starts...

Today, the Royal Air Force facility at Cosford, near Wolverhampton, England, is probably best known for its huge museum. It is home to an impressive collection of vintage military aircraft. More than fifty years ago, however, Cosford became briefly famous for an entirely different reason. At around 11:30pm on the evening of December 10, 1963 (or shortly after midnight on the 11th, according to some sources), a dome-shaped UFO touched down on the base, bathed the surrounding area in a green light, and was seen at close quarters by two young RAF apprentices. Some say it crash-landed, rather than briefly touched-down.

At least, within UFO circles that was the accepted story for more than a few years. In accordance with the British Government’s “Thirty Year Ruling,” however, the Air Ministry’s eighty-page file on the case was declassified in 1994 and was made available for inspection at the U.K.’s National Archive at Kew, England. I obtained a copy of the file shortly after it was placed in the public domain; its contents make for interesting reading.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Annual Texas Bigfoot Conference

A bunch of photos from this past weekend's annual Texas Bigfoot Conference, organized by Craig Woolheater, and which had an audience of around 400. A cool couple of days at Jefferson, Texas...

Thursday, October 13, 2016

New Book On The Rendlesham Forest UFO

A book I haven't seen, but which is due to be published imminently...on the December 1980 UFO event at Rendlesham Forest...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Freaky Phantom Photographers

At Mysterious Universe, I take a look at the very weird phenomenon of what are known as "Phantom Photographers," who clearly have some sort of connection to the Men in Black/Women in Black puzzle.

Here's the link...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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.