Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Haunted Toys - New Book From David Weatherly


 
Hanging out last Saturday night with good mate David Weatherly (and just as the flu was kicking in big time), and David gave me a copy of his new book co-written with Ross Allison - Haunted Toys. It's a chilling and fun study of possessed dolls, creepy games and more. I will be reviewing it soon. Well worth buying!!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Edinburg, Texas UFO Gig

A bunch of photos from this past weekend, at the annual Edinburg, Texas UFO gig, which was a cool event, and a couple of hundred people turned up and had a good time!










The Roswell UFO: My New Book


Back in 2005, I wrote a book called Body Snatchers In The Desert. It was a study of the Roswell, New Mexico "UFO Crash" of 1947.

As many people know, although I fully believe there is a real UFO phenomenon, I am not convinced that aliens crashed at Roswell. I suspect some kind of secret experiment - with a human crew - is the likely answer.

When Body Snatchers was published, it provoked a huge amount of controversy, and for a while I was Public Enemy Number 1 in Ufology! Not that I cared. People ranted and screamed, and I returned the rants with a middle-finger. It was an interesting and memorable few months of debate online, on radio shows, and in magazines! 

Well, now there is the sequel to Body Snatchers, which will be published around a month from now - and with the 70th anniversary of the crash coming in July.

Time to get ready for more controversy...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Lake Worth, Texas Goat-Man: A Hoax?



Were hoaxers inspired, in 1969, to create a Goat-Man legend at Lake Worth, Texas? Did the inspiration come from a bloody awful movie that was released in the previous year, 1968? Its title: Night Fright. Those are the questions I ask in a new article...

That's me hanging out at the lake a couple of years ago...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

High-Strangeness in Defiance, Ohio



My two latest articles at Mysterious Universe have a connection: the location. Namely, the small city of Defiance, Ohio, the population of which is around 17,000.

In the 1960s, Defiance was visited by a mysterious Man in Black and in 1972, a werewolf prowled around the area by night and for a couple of months.

Yep, seriously weird!






That's me hanging out - last summer - at the site where the werewolf was mainly seen - an old stretch of railroad tracks...

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Problems With Lake Monsters



That's the subject of another new article from me, which deals with some of the stranger aspects of lake-monsters.

Here's how it starts:

"F.W. 'Ted' Holiday was the author of three notable books. We begin with 1968’s The Great Orm of Loch Ness. It was followed, in 1973, by The Dragon and the Disc. And, finally, there was The Goblin Universe. The latter was published in 1986, seven years after his death. Holiday had a deep interest in accounts of lake-monsters, and particularly so the creatures of Loch Ness. Holiday wrote other books, too, but the three above are the ones of particular relevance to this article.

 "Holiday’s early work and research at Loch Ness led him to conclude that whatever the creatures were, they were flesh and blood in nature. As the years progressed, however, Holiday’s views changed. And they changed radically. Strange synchronicities at Loch Ness, a chilling encounter with a Man in Black, rumors of a dragon-worshiping cult in the area, seances at the loch, and much more had a major effect on Holiday. Indeed, The Great Orm of Loch Ness and The Goblin Universe could not have been further apart, in terms of theories, concepts and ideas. The former was the kind of Cryptozoology championed by Bernard Heuvelmans. The latter was full-on John Keel."

A Weird Side of Ufology...

A new article from me on one of the stranger aspects of Ufology. It starts like this...

Last year I wrote an article here at Mysterious Universe titled “UFOs: Extraterrestrial? Probably Not.” One of the reasons I gave for suggesting that the UFO phenomenon is far stranger than anything of an E.T. nature, is the fact that many UFO incidents seem to be staged for the benefit of the witness. As if “they” are trying to convince us they are extraterrestrials. But, they are trying way too hard. I made mention of one particular angle of the UFO phenomenon that, in my opinion, is a perfect example. I wrote:

QUOTE: “There’s the nature of the entities themselves: they practically overemphasize who, or what, they claim to be. Take, for example, all those ‘soil-sampling’ aliens of the 1950s and 1960s. You know the ones: someone is working in their field, or driving down a stretch of road, when they encounter a couple of diminutive aliens collecting specimens of local plants, flowers, and vegetables. E.T. on a scientific mission, right? No, not in my view.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Encountering Fenris, "The Wolf-Horror"


That's the subject of a new article from me. And here are the opening paragraphs:


Gareth Knight says of Dion Fortune that she was “…born Violet Mary Firth in Llandudno, North Wales on 6th December 1890, the daughter of parents with an active interest in the Christian Science and Garden City movements and the running of hydro-therapeutic establishments. Her interest in occultism was sparked in 1916 when, as a psychotherapist, she came across the startling work of Dr. Theodore Moriarty, who became her first esoteric teacher and inspired her series of short stories The Secrets of Dr Taverner.”

 Fortune, who died in 1946 at the age of fifty-five, was someone who had success in creating creatures and entities of the mind, and who then unleashed them into the world around her. Although not necessarily deliberately. We are talking about what are variously referred to as thought-forms and Tulpas. Fortune’s experiences made it very clear, however, that creating a mind-monster can be a potentially dangerous exercise. It is something that each and every one of us should take careful heed of. Fortune’s story is as fascinating as it is disturbing.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Secret Societies...Available Now...


Out now is my new book, Secret Societies. Here's where you can purchase it. And, below, is the publisher's info on the book...

Claims and counter-claims. Accusations and allegations. NSA spying and suppressed evidence. Cover-ups and threats. Documented connections and intrigue. Suggestions of a New World Order. Are we to believe the coincidences are mere chance? Might the paranoid be on to something? Who really holds the levers of power? History admonishes us to be vigilant of hidden plots and nefarious agendas of governments and the powerful.

Shedding light onto sometimes sinister and coercive groups, Secret Societies: The Complete Guide to Histories, Rites, and Rituals is packed with details on nearly 200 organizations, their histories, found members, backgrounds, and suspected conspiracies. It uncovers and examines the hidden, overlooked, and buried history of some of the most notorious groups, including the Illuminati, the Freemasons, Skull and Bones, World Bankers, the Secret Government, and extraterrestrial invaders, to name a few.

Tracing the chilling and corrosive affects of powerful cliques and their plots, it exposes their deep reach into the operations of today's world. Providing gripping details, presenting the facts, and letting the reader decide, this revealing work probes the hidden agendas and agreements of secret cabals and associations. Along the way, it debunks myths and presents the evidence on an invisible world of influence and power.