Thursday, September 24, 2020

"The Martians" on CD...

 

Coming very soon is a boxed CD version of my new book, The Martians. Here's the info on the guy (David Bendena) who is doing the job that I would not have the patience to do: read the whole book out loud for the recording! Thanks, David!

"David Bendena is an actor and a musician based in the Midwest. His theatre experience over the past twenty years has taken him to stages throughout Chicago, Kansas City, and Michigan. He is very proud to be a member of the Actors Equity Association and to be a Resident Artist with the Purple Rose Theatre Company."


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Whitley Strieber and "The Martians"

 A good endorsement for my new book, The Martians from Whitley Strieber...

 The Martians opens a door into a possibility that most would reject as impossible. But Nick Redfern in this provocative and exciting book makes a startling case for there being life on Mars—and, in fact, for the whole history of Mars being very, very different from what we have supposed. A wonderful adventure and a very exciting story!”—Whitley Strieber, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Communion

-- Whitley Strieber

 


 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

"The Martians" - A Summary of the Book


The publicity info for my new book, The Martians: Evidence of Life on the Red Planet (Red Wheel/ Weiser, LLC): it reads like this...

The Martians is an in-depth study of the theory that Mars was once a world that teemed with life. Perhaps, even, life not too dissimilar to ours. Incredibly, the Martians may still be there. Alive. The questions that this book asks and answers include the following: • What kind of society did the Martians have? • What caused their world to become harsh and desert-like? • Did global warming or nuclear war ensure the extinction of the Martians? • Are Martian artifacts strewn about the surface, just waiting to be found by the likes of NASA? • Has NASA already found such evidence, but chosen to withhold such monumental finds from the public and the media? • Could some form of the Martians still exist, deeply below the surface of the planet, in secure installations that allow them to ensure their civilization continues? • What do we know about the Martian environment, its atmosphere, and its landscape?The Martians explores the CIA's top-secret search for the Martians, multiple photos of strange anomalies, and the latest revelations about the environment and water on Mars. And most tantalizing of all: Did an ailing Martian race come to Earth in past eons and were they confused with gods? The questions concerning life on Mars?then and now?are many. The answers are astounding.


"The Martians" - The Latest News

 The U.K.'s Sun newspaper highlights my new book, The Martians: Evidence of Life on the Red Planet.

Here's what they have to say...



RIP, Scott Marlowe, Cryptozoologist

Sad news about the passing of Scott Marlowe, Cryptozoologist. Scott was a cool, good guy. He will be missed and my thoughts are with his family and friends. Here's a photo from the Mothman gig in 2016 at Point Pleasant, with (Left to right) Denise Faye, Ken Gerhard, Scott's son, and Scott himself. A great evening. RIP, mate.


 

Friday, September 11, 2020

Good Memories!

 

The passing of Diana Rigg made me think of another great actress who is no longer with us anymore, Ingrid Pitt - who was not only super hot but also a very cool woman. I know that, because I met her once, in 1998. 
 
I was promoting my first book A Covert Agenda in London and she was promoting her then new book too: Ingrid Pitt's Bedside Companion for Vampire Lovers, which is a far better title than my book! LOL! I think we were on the James Whale radio show, but I may be wrong. 
 
Anyway, I got to hang out in the green-room with Ingrid, who was very chatty, flirty, laid back and great fun. We had about 20 minutes talking about those old Hammer films she was in, and the 1973 original of The Wicker Man. Great memories! 🙂

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Richey Edwards: When a Rock Star Goes Missing...and Stays Missing


There's a new article from me titled "Rock Star Richey Manic and His Mysterious 1995 Disappearance: A Book Reviewed." And here's how it begins: 

"Sara Hawys Roberts’ Withdrawn Traces is, without a doubt, one of the best, and most absorbing, books I’ve read in a very long time. It tells the story of a man born Richard James Edwards in Pontypool, South Wales in 1967. In the 1990s Richard became famous as both Richey Edwards and Richey Manic. He was one quarter of one of Wales’ most successful rock bands, The Manic Street Preachers. In 1995, things changed. That’s when – depending on your own perspective – Richey took his life or carefully staged a suicide and made a new life for himself. Either way, he vanished. Since then, numerous words have been written about Richey. Withdrawn Traces sets the record straight. And, not only that, the book has the support of Richey’s sister, Rachel. The band has been in existence since 1986, now as a trio. As you might guess, over a period of more than thirty years their guitar-driven music has gone through a few changes and styles. For me, their biggest and best moment was the 1992 album, Generation Terrorists. Imagine a combination of The Sex Pistols, The Clash, maybe a bit of Hanoi Rocks, and the Michael Monroe band, and you’ll get the picture."

Here's the link to the full article...


Thursday, August 13, 2020

My Books on CD

 Now and again people ask me if any of my books are on CDs. Yeah they are, some of them, in boxed-sets. And my next book, The Martians: Evidence of Life on the Red Planet will be available in CD too.

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Good Memories of "The Invaders"

  

 Fun memories: hanging out with good friends Sandra Martin (writer/publisher) and out of camera is my agent Lisa Hagan. The other guy is actor Roy Thinnes, star of the 1960s UFO/sci-fi TV show, "The Invaders." It was a cool day!

My Amended Radio/Podcast List For This Year (So Far...)

 

Gigs For 2020:

Alien Snowfest: January 24-26
Aliens Revealed Live: Feb 1-2

Radio Interviews/Podcasts For 2020:

Here's a new updated list of all my radio interviews this year (so far...LOL). I've listed all the earlier ones for this year too, as they are all archived and still available for listening.

Stephanie Langer Show: February 2
21st Century Radio: February 9
WBGU Dead Air: March 1
Tribulation Radio: March 4
Prove Me Wrong Radio: March 10
The Outer Realm: March 11
Dreamland: April 8
Mystic Moon Cafe: April 15
Mysteries and Monsters: April 26
Expanded Perspectives: April 28
From the Shadows: May 1
See You on the Other Side: May 10
Mysteries & Monsters: May 11
Paranormal Podcast: May 12
Fade to Black: May 13
Paracast: May 14
After the Paracast: May 15
The Unexplained With Howard Hughes: May 15
UFO Classified: May 15
Dark Matters: May 16
Coast to Coast AM: May 17
Somewhere in the Skies: May 18
Rogue Talk Radio: May 18
Just Energy Radio: May 19
Earth Ancients Radio: May 21
Spaced Out Radio Radio: May 23
Haunted Radio Voices: May 26
Open Minds UFO Radio: May 27
Universal Secrets Podcast: June 21
Weird Tales: June 25
Urban Radio: June 26
The Van Wessling Report: July 2
Paranormal Podcast: July 8
Exploring Bizarre Radio: July 30
Paranormal Podcast: August 12
Paranormal Soup: August 30
Coast to Coast AM: August 30
Arcane Radio: September 25
Behind the Paranormal: October 25
The Outer Realm: October 28
Paranormal Dimensions: November 9

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Monsters of the Deep: My New Book, August 4


On August 4, my new book, Monsters of the Deep, will be published. If you're a fan of Cryptozoology, check it out!

And here's the info from the publisher, Visible Ink Press:

A deep dive into the undersea netherworld of sea serpents, lake monsters, surviving dinosaurs, genetically altered mutants, and legendary aquatic creatures.
  Water takes up 70 percent of Earth’s surface, with countless lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, seas and oceans covering much of the land, but what lurks beneath the water? For centuries, sightings have been made of huge, marauding monsters swimming the world’s oceans and lakes. They include Scotland’s legendary Loch Ness Monster; the United States’ equivalent, Champ, of Lake Champlain; and Canada’s long-necked denizen of the deep known as Ogopogo. These, and many more, famous monsters of the world below us also include giant squid, massive octopi, and even the fabled Kraken and the fabled mermaids of millennia long-gone. Possibly, too, there survive populations of marine reptiles that were assumed to have gone extinct millions of years ago, in the Jurassic period, such as the plesiosaur.

Whether scaly or slithery, massive prehistoric dinosaurs or mutant serpents, Monsters of the Deep catalogs nearly 100 accounts of eels, alligators, reptiles, giant squids, snakes, worms, deadly fish, and cold-blooded creatures of all manner and ilk. It reveals the astonishing extent to which lake monsters and sea serpents have surfaced throughout history to terrify, perplex, and amaze those who have crossed paths with these monsters of the unknown.

Master storyteller, established author, and respected expert on the unexplained and paranormal Nick Redfern sifts through the historical record, first-person accounts, and unearthed government files on lake monsters and sea serpents to tell of encounters with a variety of beasts, including ...

  • Cheever Felch’s 19th-century account of the massive Gloucester, New England, Sea Serpent
  • The brontosaurus-like Mokele-Mbembe of the Congo
  • The supernatural Bunyip, a monster that lurks within the creeks, lagoons, and swamps of Australia that has been known to the Aboriginal people for centuries
  • The disputed claims of Teddy May, former Commissioner of Sewers in New York, of alligators roaming the sewers of the city
  • The monster-sized fish in the River Nene, in the Fens, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Modern mutants genetically altered by pollution
  • And many more!
    This richly researched reference overflows with fascinating information to make you think about―and reconsider―dipping your toes into water. With more than 120 photos and graphics, this tome is nicely illustrated. Monsters of the Deep also includes a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness.
  • Thursday, July 16, 2020

    Monday, June 22, 2020

    Sinister Swamps: The New Book From Lyle Blackburn

     
    Check out the new book from my good mate, Lyle Blackburn: Sinister Swamps: Monsters and Mysteries from the Mire. As the publicity for the book states:

    "When it comes to iconic landscapes, nothing can rival the ominous allure of a swamp. Within these haunting domains of moss-draped trees and brackish waters lurks some of nature’s finest work, along with some of the most compelling mysteries and spooky legends the world has ever known. From reports of unknown beasts, ghostly figures, and spook lights to tales of missing persons, lost planes, and witches, swamps inevitably ooze with intrigue as they offer a glimpse into a primordial past that may well reflect our very origin. For the last decade, noted author and adventurer Lyle Blackburn has delved into the world of swamps, collecting reports of strange phenomena and boating through their bubbling backwaters to seek the truth behind the fascinating tales. Do monsters, ghosts, and other bizarre entities truly exist in these unique and primitive regions? Find out by joining Blackburn's eerie exploration as he parts the mossy curtains to expose the sinister secrets within some of North America’s most notorious swamplands."

    Not to be missed! I'll be doing a full review as soon as I've finished reading it.



    Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    The Hazards of Ufology Part-1

    Over at Mysterious Universe, I have a new article on the above-subject: The hazards of Ufology. It begins as follows:

    Back in 2016, I wrote an article here at Mysterious Universe titled “UFOs: Don’t Let Them Rule Your Life.” To a significant degree, the article was focused on the controversial “11:11 phenomenon” and a guy who was immersed in it to such a degree that he was practically controlled by it. You can find the article at this link. That same article provoked a fair amount of comments, something that didn’t surprise me at all. Today, I thought I would expand on this issue of how people really do become affected by the UFO subject – and not in a positive way. I don’t know why, but on more than a few occasions I have seen people enter Ufology sane, rational and normal, only to eventually plunge into states of paranoia, fear, isolation and eccentricity. So, in that sense, today’s article is very much a warning to one and all. I should stress that this radical change of character doesn’t happen to a huge degree (as far as I can tell). On more than a few occasions, however, I have seen something close to madness set in – and sometimes set in quickly. With that all said, let us now take a look at the first of three examples of how the UFO subject – at times – doesn’t just alter lives, but can come close to destroying lives, too.

    Thursday, May 28, 2020

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    Ray Boeche and the Rendlesham Forest Affair...


     
    Great praise for my new book, The Rendlesham Forest UFO Conspiracy, from Ray Boeche. Ray was one of the early US researchers of the case back in the 1980s. And he's someone I interviewed extensively for my book.

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    A Hot Hooker, a Faked Alien Abduction, and a UFO Event That Was a Hoax

    That's the subject of my latest article. It starts like this:

    Today, things get very controversial: Antonio Villas Boas was a young Brazilian man who claimed to have had crazy sex, in late 1957, with a wild babe from another world. That is, after having been abducted and practically thrown into a UFO. The story, however, may not have been all it seemed to be. In fact, it may have been something even stranger. It was in the final years of the 1970s that UFO researcher Rich Reynolds engaged in correspondence with a man by the name of Bosco Nedelcovic. He - Nedelcovic - had secret connections to the domain of espionage and intelligence, and spent time working in South America. Nedelcovic asserted that the Villas Boas incident was far from being what it seemed to be. He told Rich something incredible: that Villas Boas was nothing less than the unwitting player in a new and bizarre experiment. Nedelcovic explained: the UFO that Villas Boas saw over his family’s property was actually a helicopter. Not only that, Villas Boas was supposedly hit by something mind-altering that quickly placed him into an altered state, after the pilot of the helicopter flew right over him and at a low level. As for the girl from the stars, she was said to have really been a hooker, a girl hired to take Villas Boas on the closest encounter of all. But, said Nedelcovic, it was all a ruse: a mind-bending event designed to fabricate a UFO incident.

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

    Withdrawn Traces: Richey Manic and his Mysterious Disappearance


    If, like me, you're a fan of the Welsh band, the Manic Street Preachers, you'll want to read this book: Withdrawn Traces: Searching for the Truth About Richey Manic. It's one of the best books I've read in a long time (I finished it last week). And I'll soon be reviewing it.

    Here's the publisher's info on the book:

    • On 1 February 1995, Richey Edwards, guitarist of the Manic Street Preachers, went missing at the age of 27. On the eve of a promotional trip to America, he vanished from his London hotel room, his car later discovered near the Severn Bridge, a notorious suicide spot.
    • Over two decades later, Richey’s disappearance remains one of the most moving, mysterious and unresolved episodes in recent pop culture history.
    • For those with a basic grasp of the facts, Richey's suicide seems obvious and undeniable. However, a closer investigation of his actions in the weeks and months before his disappearance just don’t add up, and until now few have dared to ask the important questions.
    • Withdrawn Traces is the first book written with the co-operation of the Edwards family, testimony from Richey’s closest friends and unprecedented and exclusive access to Richey’s personal archive.
      In a compelling real-time narrative, the authors examine fresh evidence, uncover overlooked details, profile Richey's state of mind, and brings us closer than ever before to the truth.


    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    Sunday, May 3, 2020

    My New Rendlesham Forest Book: "Even more disturbing than could be imagined"



    At Mysterious Universe, Aaron Wright says:

    "This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Rendlesham Forest incident and the frightening events surrounding that night remain enshrouded in a fog of mystery. Nick Redfern however has a new theory on what occurred and its refreshingly compelling while being even more disturbing than could be imagined."

    For more, click here...

    And here...



    Saturday, May 2, 2020

    A New Article From Me Today...

    The subject: Supernatural Creatures and the Rules and Regulations They Have to Abide by...

    The Rendlesham Forest UFO Conspiracy: My New Book, Available Now


    Over the years, I've written a number of controversial books, but my new one (available from today) is without doubt the most controversial of all. Its title: The Rendlesham Forest UFO Conspiracy: A Close Encounter Exposed as a Top Secret Government Experiment. Here's the link:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/1945962283/ref=sr_1_3…


    Here's the info on the book from the publisher, Lisa Hagan Books...

    • "The object was hovering on legs”
    • “Something being tested in the area”
    • “A world of trouble”
    • “Minds were manipulated”

    In the final days of December 1980, strange encounters and bizarre incidents occurred in the heart of Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England. Based upon their personal encounters, many of the military personnel who were present at the time believed that something extraterrestrial came down in those dark woods. What if, however, there was another explanation for what happened four decades ago?
    What if that explanation, if revealed, proved to be even more controversial than the theory that aliens arrived from a faraway world? The ramifications for the field of Ufology would be immense.

    In his new, sensational book, Nick Redfern reveals that one of the most famous UFO cases of all time was really a series of top secret experiments using holograms, mind-control programs, deception, disinformation, conspiracies and cover-ups. The shocking truth of a forty-year-old mystery is now revealed.

    BIO
    Nick Redfern is the author of more than 60 books. They include Flying Saucers from the Kremlin; The Roswell UFO Conspiracy; Women in Black; Men in Black; Nessie; Chupacabra Road Trip; The Black Diary; and 365 Days of UFOs. Nick has appeared on many TV shows, including the National Geographic Channel’s Paranatural; the SyFy Channel’s Proof Positive; and the Travel Channel’s In Search of Monsters.

    Friday, May 1, 2020

    My 2020 "Things" - Depending on what happens with the virus...


    So far, here's what's on for me for the rest of this year. They're the events I'll be speaking at or attending (depending on the virus) and my radio/podcast interviews.

    I've listed the shows and gigs from earlier this year, as most of them are archived and available online.

    Gigs:
    Alien Snowfest: January 24-26
    Aliens Revealed Live: Feb 1-2
    Fouke Monster Festival: August 1
    Michigan Paranormal Convention: August 28-29
    Michigan UFO Contact: September 11-13
    Mothman Festival: September 19-20


    Radio Interviews:
    Stephanie Langer Show: February 2
    21st Century Radio: February 9
    WBGU Dead Air: March 1
    Prove Me Wrong Radio: March 10
    The Outer Realm: March 11
    From the Shadows - May 1
    Paranormal Now - May 19
    Earth Ancients Radio - May 21
    Spaced Out Radio Radio - May 23
    Haunted Radio Voices - May 26

    A Strange Stone Head....


    Wondering why I posted that weird carved head? Here's the answer: it appears in my latest article...

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020

    Storms Around the Dallas Area!


    This is what I was woken up by this morning around 5:00 AM: a major storm, thunder, lightning etc. As my car doesn't have a covered area at the apartment blocks, I was sure the car was fucked. But, luckily, I got away. Not seen hail like that size here for a long time!

    The Two Types of Men in Black: One Human and One Non-Human



    Over at Rich Reynolds' blog - UFO Conjectures - you can find a new article from me. It is focused on the two different kinds of Men in Black that people report.

    There are those MIB who look like agents of government, and there are those who are pale-faced, cadaverous creatures that don't even look fully human. But, both of them dress in similar - if not identical - clothing.

    Why and how do we have more than one type of MIB? You can find the answer at this link.










    Heading For Trouble...?

    Wondering what this is all about? You'll find out in a couple of days...



    Saturday, April 11, 2020

    Bigfoot: What Does the Government Know About Them?

    Another new article from me for today, this one on a very controversial subject: What does the U.S. Government know about Bigfoot?

     

    The Chupacabra: A 25th "Anniversary"

    That's the subject of my new article. It starts like this:

    "So far as can be determined, the menacing Chupacabra first surfaced in March 1995, twenty-five years ago. That was when numerous animals – mainly goats – were found dead in the towns of Morovis (located in central Puerto Rico) and Orocovis, which is situated within the La Cordillera Central mountain range. Locals were plunged into states of near-hysteria by the attacks, which reportedly left animals dead, with strange marks on their necks, and a distinct lack of blood in their corpses. At least, that was the rumor. Since many of the early attacks were on goats, the term, “Chupacabra,” was created. It translates as “goat-sucker.” Matters really began in August 1995. That was when a woman named Madelyne Tolentino – who lived in Canovanas, which is close to the northeast coast of Puerto Rico – changed everything. Madelyne’s description of the creature she encountered, close to her mother’s home, was disturbing, to say the very least. It was a description eagerly embraced by the island’s media and by investigators of monsters and mysteries."





    My book on the Puerto Rican monster - Chupacabra Road Trip - is available at Amazon.

    And here's the publisher's info on the book:

    Beware of the Deadly Chupacabra! Between 2004 and 2015, Nick Redfern spent months in Puerto Rico, in search of the legendary Chupacabra – alleged to be a blood-sucking, vampire-like beast with blazing red eyes and bat-like wings. While pursuing the lethal predator, Nick explored the depths of Puerto Rico’s vast El Yunque rain-forest and its extensive caves. He interviewed farmers, police-officers, veterinarians, and military personnel – all of who shared with Nick their astounding accounts of confrontations with the monsters.

    Highlights of Chupacabra Road Trip include: • The UFO links to the Chupacabra • Theories that the creature has supernatural origins • Tales of farm animals drained of blood by the monster • Government conspiracies and the Chupacabra • Sightings of the creatures in Texas, South America, and Russia






    Friday, April 10, 2020

    My New Book: Assassinations


    Available now is my new book, Assassinations: The Plots, Politics and Powers Behind History-Changing Murders.

    FROM THE PUBLISHER:

    A deep dive into high stakes killings, conspiracies and crimes! Ruthless killers and murderers for hire: they are here, there, and everywhere. They lurk in the shadows, ready to pounce. They terminate on command. And, in the process, they change the course of the world. They are among the world’s most cold-hearted, deadly, and emotionless figures. They are assassins, and they have a long history of grievous deeds.

    From the cunning, calculating, government-trained warriors to the psychopathic, homegrown freelancers, you can find them all in Assassinations: The Plots, Politics, and Powers behind History-changing Murders. Exposed are the hidden agendas as well as the open warfare. The cynical preparations and devastating aftermaths are laid bare. You will quickly find yourself immersed in a world that is filled with killings made to seem like suicides, murders that were designed to look like heart attacks or overdoses, and accidents that, in reality, were carefully orchestrated deaths.



  • Did Lee Harvey Oswald really kill JFK? Or was Oswald the patsy he claimed to be? 
  • Was Jack the Ripper, who terrified London in 1888, a madman or a ruthless secret agent of the British government?
  • Did the United States’ first secretary of defense, James Forrestal, kill himself, or was he thrown out of a window to his death in May 1949?
  • Did Marilyn Monroe take her own life in August 1962? Was a contract put out on her?
  • What led to the demise of Danny Casolaro, an investigative journalist who, at the time of his death in 1991, was investigating a powerful cabal known as “The Octopus”?
  • Was Diana, Princess of Wales, the victim of a car accident or of a carefully orchestrated plot?
  • Can sound waves and microwaves kill people at the flick of a switch?
  • Was John Lennon’s murder not at all what it appeared to be? 
  • These questions and many more are answered in Assassinations, and with more than 120 photos and graphics, this tome is richly illustrated. Its helpful bibliography and extensive index add to its usefulness. It's a fascinating read that looks into how and why so many famous and influential figures just had to go!

  • Mystic Moon Cafe: A New Interview With Me


      And here's the link...

    The Michigan UFO Contact: September 11-12

    Providing the virus doesn't get in the way, of course...


    Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    ESP in Dogs and a Secret Program to Locate Landmines

    Today's article: the strange story of Tessie and Binnie. They were two dogs secretly "hired" back in the 1950s by the U.S. military to determine if our best friends could psychically locate landmines. This isn't one of the dogs (LOL), this is my good buddy, Bailey!







    Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    Return to Wildcat Mountain - A Great Documentary!



    Received a copy of this yesterday from Linda Godfrey which is a documentary on large, mysterious black cats in Wisconsin. "Return to Wildcat Mountain" is an excellent, new production, with great footage and cool interviews. Definitely one to get!

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Project Blue Book: Tonight...



    Although I'm not a fan of the History Channel's show Project Blue Book, I'll have to watch tonight's episode, as it's titled "Operation Mainbrace."

    My dad, as a UK Royal Air Force radar mechanic for 3 years, was involved in the radar aspects of several UFO events that occurred during Operation Mainbrace, which, in September 1952, was a real NATO operation designed to show the Russians what we could do in the event things turned bad.
    My dad was involved in 3 cases during Mainbrace, and it was his decision to tell me about it that got me interested in the UFO mystery.

    No doubt (and just like all the previous episodes of the show) the whole thing will be distorted to crazy amounts. I'll have to give him a call tomorrow and let him know how his colleagues and the events were portrayed LOL.

    Monday, March 16, 2020

    A Great Deal On My Books!



    A great deal on all my books published by Lisa Hagan Books

    Men In Black
     
    365 Days Of UFOs

    The Roswell UFO Conspiracy

    Women In Black

    Flying Saucers From The Kremlin

    The Black Diary

    All for $2.99 each!

    Monday, March 2, 2020

    The Cryptoterrestrials: 10 Years Later



    A friend pointed out to me yesterday that March 1 was the10th "anniversary" of the publication of the late Mac Tonnies' book The Cryptoterrestrials.

    No, I didn't know.

    But, on checking, sure enough yesterday was exactly 10 years!

    If you haven't read this intriguing look at an alternative theory for what "aliens" might really be, check it out...

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    The Betty and Barney Hill Archives

    Yesterday I was asked if there are any other sources on the famous (and controversial) Betty and Barney Hill "alien abduction" of 1961, beyond just books and articles written by Ufologists. Well, yes, there is.

    You can dig deep into all of the Hill's very own material on the case, as well as their correspondence, which are all held at the University of New Hampshire.

    I don't know why more people don't take a look at all of this, which covers more than 40 years.

    As I've come to realize, a lot of people in Ufology don't even know this very cool archive exists! And it's all open to the public too.

    Here's the link to the archive.

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    From Project Blue Book to the Skinwalker Ranch! WTF???

    Project Blue Book was garbage when it started, but take a look at how crazy it's going now:

    Hynek goes to the set of Close Encounters of the Third Kind in the next episode (the movie wasn't even made until 1977).

    And in the episode after that, Hynek and the other guy go to...wait for it... the Skinwalker Ranch!!!

    WTF???

    Thursday, February 6, 2020

    Beyond The Fray: Bigfoot - A New Book On Sasquatch





    What you see above are the front and back covers of the new book from Shannon LeGro. Its full title: Beyond the Fray: Bigfoot. Shannon very generously mailed me a review copy of the book a couple of weeks ago. And, I'm very pleased she did! This is an excellent study of the Bigfoot phenomenon; a book that really stands out. There's a very good reason as to why this is an important book. Over the years, numerous books have been written on the subject of Bigfoot. I should know, I've written three books on the subject, LOL! Beyond the Fray: Bigfoot is not your average Sasquatch-themed book, however. I'll explain why.

    Most books on the subject of Bigfoot focus on the history of the mystery, old case-files, theories for what the creatures might be, and controversial photos. Of course, there's nothing wrong with that at all. In fact, it's all vital if we are to solve the puzzle. With her new book, however, Shannon has done something slightly different (but much needed too). What she has done is to let the witnesses themselves tells their stories - and without any interruption whatsoever. As I note in the "Praise for Beyond the Fray" section of the book: "Shannon LeGro's new book is almost unique, in the sense that it is 100 percent focused on incredible eyewitness testimony. Shannon gets right to the heart of what it means to see a Bigfoot!"

    The opening chapter comes from a man named David. His account is significantly different to many cases. A lot of people in the field of Cryptozoology take the view that the Bigfoot creatures are largely gentle animals. David, however, quickly came to the conclusion that his life was potentially in danger, when it came to his encounter. In his own words: "...had I remained there, things more than likely would have taken a violent turn."

    Ever had a Bigfoot in your gun-sights? Probably not! That's not the case for Kris, though, who found himself in that very situation while hunting in Wisconsin. The story is a tense one, to say the least. Moving on, you don't hear too much about Bigfoot in Nevada. But, Shannon shares with us just such a notable case. Add to that, an account of a Dogman and one of a Dire Wolf, and you have an incredible body of data of the monstrous type. I should stress this is just the start of things: Beyond the Fray: Bigfoot is packing with absorbing - and sometimes chilling - accounts of face to face encounters with a Bigfoot. Or maybe even more than one. This book is not just vital for Bigfoot enthusiasts. It also demonstrates how encounters with the creatures so often change lives forever.

    With that all said, here - below - is the information on the book from the publisher:

     
    "Be mindful of what lies beyond the wood line." 
    It’s argued that the recent search for Bigfoot officially began on September 21, 1958, when journalist, Andrew Genzoli of the Humboldt Times, featured a letter from a reader about loggers in Northern California concerning large footprints they’d found at a work site. What began as a fun article turned into an almost instant national sensation and since stories of the elusive creature have poured in, not just from California and the Pacific Northwest, but from around the world.

    BEYOND THE FRAY: BIGFOOT features some of these personal eyewitness accounts and terrifying encounters, most taken from the transcripts of the popular podcast, INTO THE FRAY.  These stories are unique and scary. They will leave you wondering what this creature is and will no doubt give you pause before you cross the wood line and enter the woods.



    Monday, February 3, 2020

    Monsters of the Deep: Coming This Year


     Coming this year...

    And here's the info on the book from the publisher, Visible Ink Press:

    A deep dive into the undersea netherworld of sea serpents, lake monsters, surviving dinosaurs, genetically altered mutants, and legendary aquatic creatures.

    The ocean alone takes up 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, with countless lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams covering much of the land, but what lurks beneath the water? For centuries, sightings have been made of huge, marauding monsters swimming the world’s oceans and lakes. They include Scotland’s legendary Loch Ness Monster; the United States’ equivalent, Champ, of Lake Champlain; and Canada’s long-necked denizen of the deep known as Ogopogo. These, and many more, famous monsters of the world below us also include giant squid, massive octopi, and even the legendary Kraken and the fabled mermaids of millennia long-gone. Possibly, too, there survive populations of marine reptiles that were assumed to have gone extinct millions of years ago, in the Jurassic period, such as the plesiosaur. Plus, unfortunate modern mutants who’ve had their genes altered by pollution lurk in the depths like horrors from an old sci-fi movie.

    Whether scaly or slithery, massive prehistoric dinosaurs or mutant serpents, Monsters of the Deep catalogs nearly 100 accounts of eels, alligators, reptiles, giant squids, snakes, worms, deadly fish, and cold-blooded creatures of all manner and ilk. It reveals the astonishing extent to which lake monsters and sea serpents have surfaced throughout history to terrify, perplex, and amaze those who have crossed paths with monsters of the unknown.

    Master storyteller, established author, and respected expert on the unexplained and paranormal Nick Redfern sifts through the historical record, first-person accounts, and unearthed government files on lake monsters and sea serpents to tell of encounters with a variety of beasts, including ...

    • Cheever Felch’s 19th-century account of the massive Gloucester, New England, Sea Serpent
    • The deadly and dangerous Mokele-Mbembe of the Congo Basin, which resembles a brontosaurus
    • The supernatural Bunyip, a monster that lurks within the creeks, lagoons, and swamps of Australia that has been known to the Aboriginal people for centuries
    • The Loch Ness Monster-like creature, Caddy, that lives in Cadboro Bay, British Columbia, Canada
    • The disputed claims of Teddy May, former Commissioner of Sewers in New York, about the veracity of alligators roaming the sewers of the city
    • The monster-sized fish in the River Nene, in the Fens, Cambridgeshire, England

    This richly researched reference overflows with fascinating information to make you think about―and reconsider―dipping your toes into water. With more than 120 photos and graphics, this tome is nicely illustrated. Monsters of the Deep also includes a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. It is a fascinating guide to ocean monsters, sea creatures, surviving dinosaurs, and genetically altered mutants from an established author and respected expert on the unexplained and paranormal.