Friday, November 25, 2016

Nessie and Bigfoot at School...

Every November and December, me and good friend Shelly Covington-Montana do a series of lectures on the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot for the kids of Dallas' Highland Park School District. The kids - who are about 7 or 8 years old - always get a kick out of the spooky, creepy tales and visuals, and afterward, the teachers ask the kids to do some drawings of what they liked. Here's a few of the newest pictures, which arrived in the mail today from one of the schools. Very cool!

More Articles...

A few more new articles:

1. UFOs and Eschatology.

2. A Chupacabra Timeline.

3. A Review of The Mothman Curse movie.

4. And, Monsters and Human Sacrifice.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

"Monstro Bizarro" - Reviewed

Here's the link to the review, and below is how it begins...

Monstro Bizarro is a new book from Lyle Blackburn. Its subtitle will give you a good idea of its contents: An Essential Manual of Mysterious Monsters. This is an excellent book, one which covers a wide and varied body of subjects and which is both informing and entertaining. Before I get to the matter of the content of the book, however, there’s the important issue of the layout, style and design. I have to say this is a very skilfully designed book that is filled with photos, paintings, drawings, movie posters, etc. Every single page of the book is lavishly illustrated. Most of the pages contain at least two or three images – and the vast majority of the images are in color, which is a major bonus.

As the author of both The Beast of Boggy Creek and Lizard Man (and of the forthcoming Beyond Boggy Creek) Blackburn knows his subject-matter well. If you are interested in the issue of so-called “Hairy Hominids” – Bigfoot, the Yeti, etc. – then you won’t be disappointed. We begin with “Bigfoot Beasts” and a section titled “On the Track of Sasquatch Cinema,” which is an extremely well compiled summary of all the essential Bigfoot/Yeti-themed movies, such as The Snow Creature, The Abominable Snowman, The Legend of Boggy Creek, and Exists. Of the latter, Blackburn says: “The plausible story, exceptional creature suit and skilled filmmaking set a new mark for Sasquatch cinema.”

Reviewing Linda Godfrey's "Monsters Among Us"

At Mysterious Universe, I review Linda Godfrey's new book, Monsters Among Us, which is an excellent read! Dogmen, portals, and much more...

Here's how the review begins:

Over the course of more than a decade, Linda Godfrey has written a number of excellent books on what many might call werewolves, but which are becoming more and more popularly known as Dogmen. Linda’s books include The Beast of Bray Road, Hunting the American Werewolf, The Michigan Dogman, Werewolves, and Real Wolfmen. Well, Linda now has yet another book to add to the pack: Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena. Published by Tarcher, this 352-page book is, in my opinion, Linda’s most ambitious of all. It’s packed with intriguing photos, too.

In each and every one of her previous books that tackled such inflammatory issues as werewolves and Dogmen, Linda was always careful to present the reader with a wide and varied body of theories that might go some way to explaining what is really afoot. We’re talking about allegedly real werewolves, mistaken identity, paranormal phenomena, and hoaxes. But, why do I say that – for me – Monsters Among Us is Linda’s most satisfying book to date? Well, it’s because this one, more than any other, seeks to figure out, exactly, what on earth is going on. A number of people, over the years and decades, have done their utmost to try and understand – and unify under one banner – the clear connections between various paranormal/unexplained phenomena that many would suggest are unconnected. I’m talking about John Keel, Jacques Vallee, Greg Bishop and Rob Riggs. Now, we can add Linda to that illustrious list.

Friday, November 4, 2016

A Government Document and a Man in Black

At Mysterious Universe I take a look at one of the more intriguing UFO files that have been declassified into the public domain by the UK Government.

Here's the link...

Nikola Tesla and "Soviet Beam Weapons"

A new article from me begins...

On September 21 of this year the FBI uploaded to its website, The Vault, its eye-opening file on Nikola Tesla. The file, which can be found at this link, makes for fascinating reading. It was actually declassified more than a few years ago and, for a while, could be found at the FBI’s main website. When, however, the FBI created The Vault many of its files – such as those on Marilyn Monroe, Cattle-Mutilations, Frank Sinatra, John Lennon, and Elvis Presley – were transferred (and then deleted) from the original site and posted to the new one. Some files, however, were not re-posted: they were just deleted. And that included the Tesla file. But, the good news, as I note above, is that the Tesla file is now once again available for easy download and study.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

"Monsterland" - Reviewed

Looking for some new reading material? You might want to check out Ronny Le Blanc's book, Monsterland, which I have just reviewed at Mysterious Universe.

Here's how the review begins (and here's the link to the review):

A few weeks ago I spoke at the annual Greater New England UFO Conference on the subject of the Men in Black. Also speaking at the gig was Ronny Le Blanc, who generously gave me a review copy of his 2016 book, Monsterland: Encounters with UFOs, Bigfoot and Orange Orbs. As you can probably guess from the title already, Ronny’s book is a controversial one. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Monsterland is a book that is very likely to split readers into two factions: those who believe that the various paranormal phenomena that Ronny describes are somehow inter-linked, and those who are of the opinion that such things cannot have such connections.

In other words, if – like me – you are a fan of the works of people such as John Keel, Linda Godfrey, and Rob Riggs, you really should get a copy of Monsterland. Even if you’re not, you should still invest in it, as it may very well cause you to reassess your views that Bigfoot, UFOs and strange lights have no connection. As for the title of the book, it is taken from a certain area in Leominster, Massachusetts which is known locally as “Monsterland.” And with good reason, too: like Point Pleasant, West Virginia; Cannock Chase, England; and Texas’ Big Thicket, it’s a hotbed for a wide and varied body of incredible weirdness.

JFK, Black Helicopters, Demons and More...

The craziest theory for who whacked JFK? You can find my candidate right here...

And also in terms of high-strangeness,  over at Mysterious Universe I highlight a very strange theory to explain the "Phantom Helicopter"/"Black Helicopter" phenomenon.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Night Siege - In Photos

A bunch of photos from this past weekend's Night Siege gig in North Carolina, which was a great conference!

Nessie and the Paranormal

And another new article at Mysterious Universe, this one on the strange, supernatural side of Nessie...

Jack The Ripper - New Article

There's a new article from me at Mysterious Universe that starts as follows...

In the latter part of 1888, a deadly figure roamed the shadowy and foggy back-streets of Whitechapel, London, England by night. He violently slaughtered prostitutes, provoking terror throughout the entire capital. He quickly became – and still remains to this very day – the world’s most notorious serial-killer. He was, in case you haven’t by now guessed, Jack the Ripper. But, what makes the Ripper so infamous, more than a century after his terrible crimes were committed, is that his identity still remains a mystery. And everyone loves a mystery. So, who might Jack have been? The theories are almost endless. Indeed, more than thirty potential suspects have been suggested. They include a surgeon, a doctor, a poet, and even a midwife.

Without doubt, the most controversial theory for whom, exactly, Jack the Ripper might have been, is that he was a member of the British Royal Family (an outdated, irrelevant entity that should be abolished, in my opinion). The suspect: Prince Albert Victor, the Duke of Clarence. It is, however, a claim that has no basis in fact.

And here's the link...