Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mystery Big Cats - 10 Years On

Over at Mysterious Universe, there are a couple of new articles from me. The first is a look back at a 10-year-old book, Mystery Big Cats from Merrily Harpur. Here's the link, and here's how the article begins:

Now and again, I’ll write an “anniversary”-themed article for Mysterious Universe. And that’s exactly what I have done today. The subject: a certain, important book which has been overlooked or dismissed by many. And that’s very much to their cost. The book under the microscope is Merrily Harpur’s Mystery Big Cats. As its title suggests, it’s a full length study of the so-called “ABCs,” or “Alien Big Cats” which are reported every year throughout the UK, and in the hundreds, no less. What are they? Where do they come from? These, and many more, are the questions that Merrily asked back in 2006. They are questions that are still being asked a decade later. And those questions are just as valid, too.

Mystery Big Cats is a book which is all things: informative, insightful, thought-provoking, and written by someone who has a keen appreciation, awareness and knowledge of her subject matter. Merrily also has a fine understanding of British folklore, history, mythology, and the complex mysteries inherent in the conundrum that has come to be known as the British Big Cat. Mystery Big Cats is essential reading for anyone wanting to develop a good understanding of the subject, and what may very possibly lay at its heart.

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