Saturday, June 29, 2013
For those who may be interested, I got word this morning that my Keep Out! book has just been released in audio version.
For fans of UFOs, it contains much on Area 51, Hangar 18, the "Dulce Base" story, as well as material on the British and Russian equivalents of Area 51. and a great deal more.
Here's the Amazon link to the book.
Friday, June 28, 2013
If you're interested in the mysteries of Britain's Cannock Chase (and there are a lot of them!) check out the forthcoming book from Lee Brickley: UFOs, Werewolves & The Pig-Man: Exposing England's Strangest Location: Cannock Chase.
Here's what Lee has to say:
"The last few months have been incredibly busy for me, I've written, edited and formatted my first book which I can now announce will be published on July 22nd . So, I thought it was about time for me to release the eye-catching front cover, designed by my good friend David Reeves. I really can't thank David enough for his time and effort – cheers mate.
"As one chapter of my life draws to it's inevitable close I feel endlessly optimistic about whatever the future holds. Writing a book is no easy task, but the entire process has been a total pleasure for me. I'd like to take some time out to thank all the people who have offered their help and support. So a massive thank you to Nick Redfern, Brad Steiger, Timothy Green Beckley, Tim Swartz, Colin Hall, and perhaps most importantly: the people of Cannock Chase for sharing their stories, without you this book would never have been written."
And here's the rest of Lee's post. As someone who has written about the Cannock Chase in my own books, this is a new release I'm definitely looking forward to reading!
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Over at his Mysterious World blog, Mark Turner reviews my new book, Monster Files. In part, he notes:
"Why would any government care about the Abominable Snowman, the Loch Ness Monster, or any far-out camp-fire stories? And yet they do, and with alarming consistency. Blowing the lid off of accepted strange creature lore, prolific author Nick Redfern does not settle for stale explanations, instead in Monster Files, he delivers at every turn, a compelling view of possible government involvement of a clandestine nature. Monster Files is just what the name suggests; a probing of government secrets, freedom of information act documents, first-hand accounts, investigations of tall-tales and dogged research. The result is a fascinating blend of paranormal and conspiracy."
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Over at Mania.com, my latest Lair of the Beasts column focuses on my personal, top weird cryptids. You may agree or disagree with the list - after all, there are plenty to choose from!
Here's the link...
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Lee Brickley (who has his eyes and ears focused on all the mysteries of England's Cannock Chase), provides us with the details of a newly-surfaced account of a UFO event from 1996...
Check out the rest of Lee's Paranormal Cannock Chase blog, too, as there's lots of good info there on all manner of weirdness in the woods!
Friday, June 21, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Over at Mysterious Universe, I have a new article that deals with a couple of strange synchronicities I had while involved in a Chupacabras hunt back in 2005, one focused upon the whole "MJ12" controversy.
The article begins as follows:
"It was late one night in the early summer of 2005 when good mate and Canadian filmmaker Paul Kimball, of Red Star Films, with who I had worked on a number of earlier projects, phoned me with a proposition. His company, Paul explained, had just been commissioned by Canada’s Space Channel to make a documentary titled Fields of Fear, the subject of which would be animal/cattle mutilations. Part of the filming was to take place on the Chupacabras-infested island of Puerto Rico.
"Paul knew that I had been to Puerto Rico previously, that I had established good contacts and leads there, and that I had written about official, FBI files on animal mutilations in my 2003 book, Strange Secrets: Real Government Files on the Unknown. As a result, Paul hired me as both a consultant to, and a participant in, the show. And so, I was soon airborne for the island of mystery, and my second excursion in search of the Chupacabras."
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
My new Mysterious Universe article focuses on an old flying saucer-themed movie that took much of its inspiration from (or provided much inspiration to!) the UFO research community of a time now long gone.
You can find it right here...
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Coming soon: the new book from Ken Gerhard, a not-to-be-missed title on one of the weirder aspects of Cryptozoology and Forteana, namely, flying humanoids.
Its title is, very appropriately, Encounters with Flying Humanoids.
The link above will take you to my latest Lair of the Beasts article at Mania.com, where I highlight Ken's book.
With a foreword from Dr. Karl Shuker, this is definitely one to get!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Over at Cryptomundo, you can find a new review from me of Bobcat Goldthwait's new Bigfoot-themed movie, Willow Creek.
Here's the link...
And here's an extract from the review:
"...I won’t spoil the ending, by giving away too much of the plot. But, I will say that Willow Creek is a truly excellent film. It also serves to demonstrate that low-budget does not mean low on quality. And, very refreshingly, you don’t have to deal with a cast that needs to go back to acting-school. Unlike the 'stars' of so many of those cheaply-made pieces of monster-movie crap that appear on TV on a regular basis (you know the ones), the actors in Willow Creek do a great job. Indeed, the quality of the acting is such that you actually find yourself forgetting you’re watching a movie..."
Monday, June 10, 2013
Last night, me, Lyle Blackburn (author of The Beast of Boggy Creek), Craig Woolheater (Cryptomundo) Sean Whitley (Southern Fried Bigfoot), and various other friends interested in Bigfoot headed down to the Texas Theater (where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested after - allegedly! - shooting and killing JFK).
The reason: to watch the Dallas premiere of the new movie from Bobcat Goldthwait. Its title: Willow Creek.
I don't exaggerate when I say this is one of the best Bigfoot films - ever!
I'll be doing a full review in the next couple of days at Cryptomundo.
In the meantime, above is a shot of (left to right) me, Bobcat, and Lyle.
There's a new article from me at Mysterious Universe, which you can find at this link, and which starts as follows...
"Just a few days ago, I was interviewed for a radio show that allowed time at the end for listeners to phone in and ask questions regarding various aspects of the UFO phenomenon. One of the questions was along the lines of: 'Will the government, one day, tell us the truth about UFOs, and if not, why not?' It is, of course, a perfectly valid question. As we know – thanks to the Freedom of Information Act and witness testimony – agencies of numerous, worldwide governments most assuredly have taken an interest in UFO activity. And for decades, too.
"There is, however, one important issue to take into consideration regarding the above-question. Namely, there is the assumption that just because government agencies have secretly investigated UFO encounters for years, this must mean they have all the answers regarding what is afoot in our skies. But, here’s a thought to keep in mind: what if those same agencies actually don’t have all the answers? In fact, what if they don’t have any answers?"
Friday, June 7, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
"According to Scottish legend, the Kelpie – or the water-horse – is a wholly supernatural creature that haunts the rivers, bridges and lochs of ancient Scotland and that has the uncanny ability to shape-shift. The most common form that the Kelpie takes is that of a horse – hence the name. It stands by the water’s edge, tempting any passing and weary traveller that might consider continuing on his or her journey to mount it. That, however, is always the fatal downfall of the traveller, as invariably the beast is then said to rear violently and charge head-long into the depths of the river or loch, and thus drowning its terrified rider in the process."
Those are the opening words to my latest Mysterious Universe article on the weird connection between the British Bigfoot and water...
Monday, June 3, 2013
In my 2012 book, Wildman! The Monstrous and Mysterious Saga of the British Bigfoot, I tell the strange story of the bizarre beast of Orford, Suffolk.
In telling the tale, I include the weird text of a monk and an abbot at Coggeshall, Essex (first name Ralph, last name long lost to the fog of time). Recorded in the year 1200 in Chronicon Anglicanum, Ralph's words describe the capture in the area of a wild man of the woods-style creature.
According to Ralph:
"In the time of King Henry II, when Bartholomew de Glanville was in charge of the castle at Orford, it happened that some fishermen fishing in the sea there caught in their nets a Wildman. He was naked and was like a man in all his members, covered with hair and with a long shaggy beard. He eagerly ate whatever was brought to him, but if it was raw he pressed it between his hands until all the juice was expelled. He would not talk, even when tortured and hung up by his feet, Brought into church, he showed no sign of reverence or belief. He sought his bed at sunset and always remained there until sunrise. He was allowed to go into the sea, strongly guarded with three lines of nets, but he dived under the nets and came up again and again. Eventually he came back of his own free will. But later on he escaped and was never seen again."
And there ends the 800-year-old-plus extract.
But there's a reason why I am mentioning this now:. Some time ago, Charlotte Perez Smith visited the old castle at Orford where the wild man was said to have been held all those centuries ago.
Charlotte also took a number of pictures while she was there, which she has sent to me, and kindly let me reproduce for you here.
And here they are...
Over at The Examiner, there's a a new Q&A with me about my new Monster Files book, which you can find at this link.
And Lee Brickley reviews the book at The Conspiracy Review.