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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Back To The Blog

Got back home last night from 2 weeks in the UK, and decided to go offline for the whole period, which is why there have been no posts. I enjoy going off the grid for a while...


So, do I think it's a good idea that The Vapors have reformed after all these years? Well, yes I do! Of course, it will be fun and nostalgic and that's not a bad thing. Plus, it's 3 of the 4 original members, and a good new drummer. Its a shame though that everyone remembers The Vapors just for "'Turning Japanese," when they had a bunch of great new wave/pop-punk songs, like "Prisoners," "Spring Collection," and "Waiting for the Weekend." But their best is "News at Ten," a great song! Would I go and see them? Of course. Maybe they will read this and come to Dallas...