Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Ivan Sanderson and the FBI

 If you're interested in UFOs and mysterious creatures, you'll definitely want to see this: the FBI has just declassified its file on Ivan Sanderson (monster-hunter, author and Flying Saucer chaser). There are some intriguing stories and one or two characters in the story. And a couple of characters.

Here's the link to get the FBI file on Sanderson.

Friday, June 9, 2023

Mothman, the Silver Bridge & Point Pleasant

 Yesterday morning I was chatting with a few friends about Gray Barker's Mothman-themed book, "The Silver Bridge" of 1970. I've come to know over the years that many people don't realize that the first book on the subject of Mothman is NOT John Keel's book, "The Mothman Prophecies," that was first published in 1975. It was Barker's.

I have to say that Barker's writing style is much better than Keel's. It's far more gripping. But, there's a problem.... Barker wrote a great book, but he chose to exaggerate his style. By that, I mean Barker chose to go too far with both his style and content. And to the point that it's hard to tell what's real and what's made out of Barker's imagination.
In fact, for me, Barker's writing often comes across like genius Hunter S. Thompson's: a mix of fact and what became as "Gonzo" writing. Now, there's another "but." At times, Barker exaggerated to the level that he could have been called a liar. And justifiably. 
So, if you're someone who is interested in the origins of the Mothman phenomenon, get your hands on both books: "The Silver Bridge" of 1970 and "The Mothman Prophecies" of 1975.


About the Loch Ness Monster...Check it Out

A new exhibition on the Loch Ness Monster, a good article!

Here's the link...

Thursday, June 8, 2023

FATE magazine, Numbers 1 to 4

 It's always a good day when you find a number 1 copy of Fate magazine. And with numbers 2, 3 and 4 too...! And for $15!


Wednesday, June 7, 2023

"Hammer" TV Movies From Way Back in the 1980s...

As a big fan of the "Hammer" horror movies, I was VERY pleased to pick up a cool, clean DVD set of the U.K. Hammer TV series that ran in 1980. I was just a kid when they were broadcasted at the time. There were 15 episodes for TV on Saturday nights. Good times!