Monday, December 29, 2008

Binnall of America

Over at Binnall America, you can find the details of a new, 2-part interview that Tim Binnall conducted recently with me and my UFOMystic partner, Greg Bishop.

And here's Tim to tell you more about it:


BoA:Audio looks at 2008: The Year in Ufology with our special guests Nick Redfern & Greg Bishop (of UFO Mystic fame) taking part in BoA:Audio's first true dual interview.

Both good friends of binnall, the conversation quickly turns into a roundtable discussion on the past year of UFO stories, both large and small, and spans over 3 hours (hence our splitting of the interview into halves).

On Tuesday, 12/30 (or thereabouts), Part One covers the first six months of the year, beginning with Nick and Greg trying to talk binnall down after he laments the series of UFO flops that was 2008.

Then we discuss the Stephenville UFO sighting and subsequent mania, the alleged UN UFO meeting, another UK UFO file release, the Vatican endorsement of aliens, Jeff Peckman & the "alien video," the UK UFO flap from the Summer, and the 100th anniversary of the Tunguska event. Plus, remembrances of influential esoteric names Georgina Bruni, Arthur C. Clarke, and Albert Hoffman.

On Friday, 1/2 (or around that date), Part Two covers the latter half of 2008. We'll dissect the Edgar Mitchell UFO "disclosure," the Bigfoot Body Bonanza of mid-August, the Needles "UFO crash," Blossom Goodchild's UFO non-event, the election of Barack Obama and the subsequent UFO disclosure push, and the folding of Alien Worlds magazine.

Plus, we remember Erik Bekjord and Monsignor Corrado Balducci, both of whom passed away this past year.

Closing out the discussion, we also reflect on "what's hot" and "what's not" as 2008 comes to an end and what genres may be on the rise in 2009.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The British Werewolf

The new issue of Britain's Paranormal magazine includes an article from me on the history of werewolves and lycanthropy. It describes several sightings of werewolf-style beasts in Britain: one seen in Scotland in 1952; another encountered in Scotland in 1967; and an English account from the late 1940s. Whether physical, paranormal, or something else, the British werewolf is most definitely here to stay. And, for more information on the issue of Paranormal in question, click right here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pangea Radio

I'll be discussing my crypto research tonight on Pangea's World of Weird radio show at Blog-Talk Radio. I've done this show before, and it's always a good time; so listen in, if you get the chance. Here's the link for all the details.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

UFOs in Paranormal

The new issue of Britain's Paranormal magazine includes an article from me titled UFOLUTION: The Ever-Changing Phenomenon of UFOs, which delves deep into the way in which the UFO itself has drastically changed over the last century or so, from the Phantom Airships to the Foo Fighters, from the Ghost Rockets to the Flying Saucers, and up to the present day with the ubiquitous Flying Triangles.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Chupas on the Radio

I was interviewed on Sunday night on KAPS Paranormal Radio about my research trips to Puerto Rico in search of the Chupacabras.

In case you didn't catch the show live, it's now archived online at this link.

We covered a lot of ground in the interview, such as the theories concerning what the Chupacabras might or might not be; its origins; the nature of its attacks on the animals of Puerto Rico; vampire legends; and much more.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Psychic Spying: Online

I recently wrote an article for issue 29 of Britain's Paranormal Magazine on the subject of so-called Remote-Viewing and the secret files on the subject that have been generated over the years by the governments, military, and intelligence communities of the former Soviet Union, Britain, and the United States. Extracts from the article have just been posted online at the magazine's website, and can be found right here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Jim Marrs' Above Top Secret

Some time ago, I contributed a significant body of data to Jim Marrs' new book, Above Top Secret. I'm pleased to say the book is now available, and definitely one to read if you're into conspiracy research in areas such as 9/11; the JFK assassination; Roswell; Chemtrails; the UFO Drones; the Federal Reserve; the Moon-Landings; 2012; and much more.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Loch Ness & Darklore II

Last year, I wrote a chapter on UFOs for the first volume of an ambitious and exciting project that was the brainchild of Greg Taylor of the Daily Grail.

It was called Darklore.

Well, I'm very pleased to say that Darklore Volume II has just been published; and, as with the initial volume, it's packed with fascinating material and contributions from a wide variety of writers, authors and researchers.

Here's Greg to tell you more:

"Darklore is a journal of exceptional observations, hidden history, the paranormal and esoteric science. Bringing together some of the top researchers and writers on topics from outside of mainstream science and history, Darklore will challenge your preconceptions by revealing the strange dimensions veiled by consensus reality.

"Featuring contributions from Stephen E. Braude Ph.D, Nick Redfern, Jon Downes, Blair Blake, Theo Paijmans, Michael Tymn, Greg Taylor and many others, Volume 2 of Darklore offers only the best writing and research from the most respected individuals in their fields.

"In Darklore Volume 2 you'll find discussions of subjects such as the occult underpinnings of modern rock music, the origins of the Illuminati, hallucinogens and witchcraft, DMT and the occult, and much more.

"Find out more about the book - including free sample articles - at the Darklore website:"

As for my own particular contribution, it focuses on that most mysterious of all locales: Loch Ness, Scotland. But the story has a twist to it.

Rather than dwell solely upon the world's most famous monster, Nessie, I have highlighted the illuminating fact that the beast is merely one of many mysteries that dominate the loch and its immediate surroundings.

For example, in my chapter, titled What Lies Beneath..., you will find reams of data on (a) the Great-Beast of Boleskine House (Aleister Crowley, in other words, who had a home at Loch Ness and who got up to all sorts of antics while in-residence); (b) sightings of strange creatures in the loch that specifically fall outside of the standard long-necked and humped-variety; (c) shape-shifters and warlocks in the area; (d) UFOs seen soaring over, and Men in Black roaming around, Loch Ness; (e) eye-opening synchronicities; (f) exorcisms; (g) repeated examples of cameras mysteriously jamming when the monster surfaces from the dark waters; (h) encounters at the loch with big-cats; and (i) even reports of creatures that sound very much like the fairy folk of old English folklore and legend.

In other words, and as I point out in the paper, the Loch Ness Monster is merely one of many Fortean puzzles present at that huge body of dark water.

And, of course, this raises an intriguing question: with so much high-strangeness afoot at Loch Ness, does this mean that the monster itself is not what many assume it to be - namely, a flesh-and-blood beast of undetermined origins and type?

As I note, yes, that may very well indeed be the case.

The whole affair of the Loch Ness Monster is not just strange. In many respects, it's just too strange...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bigfoot & The Media

Last week, I was interviewed by the British Sunday Mercury newspaper about the many and varied stories pertaining to (and sightings of) Bigfoot-like creatures in the woods of the Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, England.

Having grown up there, I can say for certain that the whole area is rich in Bigfoot reports. But, I'm convinced the creature is not all it seems to be - or maybe it's more than it seems to be!

As I told the media:

"I think the Cannock Chase Bigfoot has paranormal origins and is linked with the large amount of paranormal activity in the area. If this creature was flesh-and-blood, there would have to be more than one to ensure reproduction. If there was a colony of them on the Chase, we would be seeing massive evidence of them feeding on the local animal population. But the amount of deer kills that have taken place are not anywhere near enough to feed a colony of these creatures."

And that's the problem with not just the Cannock Chase Bigfoot, but the larger issue of Bigfoot in Britain in general. There are numerous reports; but a distinct lack of the type evidence for their existence that typifies (for example) the eating-habits, reproduction, habitat etc. of the Mountain Gorilla.

The British Bigfoot looks like a large ape; but has a far more phantom-like nature to it.

Here's the link to the full article.

KAPS Paranormal Radio

It's a while away yet; but I thought I'd let you know now about an upcoming radio show I'll be doing. It's KAPS Paranormal Radio (see, and the subject matter will be my expeditions to Puerto Rico in search of the Chupacabras. The show will air on November 30 at 9.30 p.m. Eastern Time. I'll remind you closer to the date, too.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Crypto at Beyond Reality

I'll be speaking on my cryptozoological research and books at a gig being organized next year by the people at TAPS and Beyond Reality. The gig will be held at The Mount Washington Hotel, New Hampshire from April 24 to April 27.

As the official website of the event states about this particularly atmospheric location:

"Featured in Season 4 of Ghost Hunters, the Mount Washington Hotel is a stunning building set amongst the beautiful backdrop of New Hampshire's Bretton Woods. Built in 1902 and mostly known for its elegant atmosphere and Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture, this historical hotel seems to have something else up its sleeve. From the ghost of a Princess who supposedly writes on walls, to mysterious sounds of babies crying, to a malevolent woman said to haunt room 206, local legends and lore abound here."

For all the details of location, speakers, schedules, dates, accommodation and more, click right here!

The conference has an excellent line-up, including Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango, Kris Williams, Kristyn Gartland, Amy Bruni, Mike Brody, Tiffany Johnson, Adam Blai, Jeff Belanger and Scotty Roberts.

Closer to the date, I'll remind you of all the details. Looks to be a great event!

Paracon III

I've just been booked to speak at the Texas-based Jefferson Paracon III Conference, which will be held on Saturday, March 21 of next year. I'll be giving an overview of the world of cryptozoology, with an emphasis on my own investigations into such beasts as the Chupacabras, Bigfoot, Big-Cats, and much more. Here's all the details of the event, the speakers, the location and much more. Hope you can make it along!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Monster Man

I do quite a bit of writing (such as introductions, etc) for Timothy Green Beckley's Global Communications publishing company. And, right now, Tim has just published a new title that will appeal to anyone with an interest in weird creatures, monsters and more.

Titled Andrew Crosse: Mad Scientist - Diary of a Monster Maker!, it tells the fascinating story of a man, a monster, a famous novel, and much, much more.

I have written the Introduction to the book, and here's Tim to tell you more:

He was known as "The Thunder And Lightning Man. . ."

Was Andrew Crosse (1784-1855) a real life Dr Frankenstein?Did he create the building blocks of life in his laboratory? Or was he delusional? Or perhaps even a total fraud?

His contemporaries in the scientific community were puzzsled by the very nature of his experiments. And while the eye does not deceive, they were unable to duplicate his findings and reproduce under controlled conditions the striking life forms that were plainly visible and clearly moving around Crosse's laboratory table.

To the farmers living in the area surrounding Crosse's palatial Fyne Court, he quickly became recognized as a heretic dabbling in dark areas that led him to be on the receiving end of a significant number of irate letters from God-fearing folk who summarily and loudly accused him of blasphemy, or even trying to replace their God as the ultimate creator.

The contentions of the nearby country folk were only compounded by Andrew Crosse's ability to seemingly capture bolts of lightning and direct them through a mile long coil of copper wire that was suspended from poles and trees all around his estate. Events reached a boiling point when Crosse started to receive anonymous death threats. There were those who firmly blamed him for a failure in the year's wheat-crop; and there was even a demand that an exorcism of the whole area be undertaken in the surrounding green hills.

Here, in his own words, Andrew Crosse describes in great detail his life and times and the experiments that caused such a gret controversy in his day -- and continue to frighten and bewilder us even now! In a breathtaking update paranormalist Nick Redfern takes us behind the scenes and actually describes Crosse's relationship with the creator of the Frankenstein novel, Mary Shelley.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Weird '09

It's a while away yet, but I'll be speaking at the Weird '09 gig in Warminster, Wiltshire, England on the weekend of August 28/29 of next year. Here's the details. If you want to go, book your tickets early! I'll be speaking about my book, On the Trail of the Saucer Spies.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Paranormal Magazine: The Latest

The new issue of Britain's Paranormal magazine includes a lengthy article from me (titled Our Own Creation?) on why I believe that at least some of the strange creatures (Bigfoot, werewolves, and lake-monsters in particular) in our midst may very well be Tulpas, rather than flesh-and-blood animals.

Also in the same issue, you'll find a good review of Jon Downes' Island of Paradise book; which tells the story of the expedition that me and Jon went on to Puerto Rico in 2004, in search of the Chupacabras.

Paranormal is an excellent magazine that - with editor Richard Holland - is going from strength to strength. Give them your support: you won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tonight: Paranormal Palace

Tonight, at 8PM CST, I'll be on Paranormal Palace Radio, discussing a wide range of Fortean issues, including cryptozoology. Should be a good one!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Werewolves on the Radio: Tonight

I'll be on Paranormal Radio at 9PM EST tonight discussing werewolves with host Captain Jack.

My most recent book, There's Something in the Woods, contains a lot of werewolf material from both sides of the Atlantic; so we'll likely get into a discussion of that, as well as the subject in general.

Also on the show with me will be Tim Beckley, who recently published The Big Book of Werewolves, for which I was extensively interviewed.

It should be a good show! Here's the link for all the details.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tonight: Coast to Coast & Werewolves

It's literally a last minute thing, but I'll be on Coast to Coast at 2.30 a.m. Central Time discussing werewolves for around 30 minutes. If you're still awake, listen in!

Lecturing on the Chupacabras

On the evening of November 25, I'll be lecturing on the subject of Puerto Rico's most famous monster, the Chupacabras, for the San Antonio Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) group. I'll be discussing my two expeditions to the island to seek out the beast, and will be showing a lot of never-before-seen photographs taken on both trips, as well as discussing unique witness testimony. The lecture is also open to the public; so, if you're interested in learning more about the Puerto Rican vampire, come along! For more details, click on the poster.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Secret Files in Fortean Times

The latest issue of Fortean Times magazine includes an article from me on secret files and research undertaken by the U.S. military since the 1940s to try and control - and utilize as a weapon - ball-lightning. As I point out in the article, there is little doubt that at least some UFO incidents can be traced back to these clandestine operations.

Mysteries of the Universe

Okay, I know it's a while away yet; but for those of you who may want to attend, I figured it best to let you know sooner rather than later.

I've just been booked to speak at an event to be held next July - from the 16th to the 18th - in Kansas City, MO, titled Mysteries of the Universe, and which will be held at the Intrigue Park Place Hotel.

My lecture will be titled On the Trail of Monsters and Mysterious Beasts and will detail the various expeditions I've been on over the years, including my trips to Loch Ness in search of the famous lake-monster; the strange story of my search for the Goat-Man of Texas; my quest to determine the truth about the controversy surrounding the British Bigfoot; and much more of a monstrous nature, including all the latest stories that appear in my most recent book, There's Something in the Woods.

For those of you who may wish to attend Mysteries of the Universe, here's the link for location details, price information and the speaker-schedule.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Mass Monster Mash

I'll be offline from now until next Monday, as I'll be flying to the Boston-based Mass Monster Mash (see this link for details), where I'll be speaking about (a) the controversy surrounding British Bigfoot reports; and (b) my books There's Something in the Woods and Man-Monkey. If you're gonna be there, say hello!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mysteries of Texas - Tonight

For those who may be in the area, I'll be giving a lecture at Dallas's J. Erik Jonsson Central Library tonight. Titled Mysteries of Texas, the lecture will have an emphasis on the mystery animals of Texas, including Bigfoot, the Goat-Man, Werewolves, and much more. Here's the link to the library for those who may want to attend.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Martian Mysteries

There's an article in the new issue of TAPS Paramagazine from me on some of the weird stories that are focused upon the moons of Mars.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fortean Radio

I'll be on the Richard Syrett Radio Show tonight - at 10.30pm Central Time - talking about my book, There's Something in the Woods. Here's the link for details.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Crypto in UFO

The new issue of UFO Magazine includes an interview with me about my latest book, There's Something in the Woods.

As I say in the interview:

"Previously, my UFO books have been strictly on UFOs; and my crypto-zoology books have been strictly on unknown animals. But the new book is slightly different. Basically, it chronicles my investigations into a whole range of weird phenomena that I dug into over the course of the last two years – both in the United States and in my home-country of England – and some of them were focused on UFO-related phenomena, and others were on strange creatures. And there were more than a few cases that crossed over into both camps.

"I need to qualify that with a statement first. When I first got involved with both the UFO issue and with crypto-zoology, I took pretty much a black-and-white approach: Bigfoot was a giant ape, and UFOs were nuts-and-bolts spacecraft. And, in some cases, that may be so. But, as witnesses, researchers and investigators of both areas will be fully aware, there are those incidents that are far less easy to reconcile in literal terms of this or that. I’m talking about where you seem to find evidence of both UFO and crypto data in one particular incident: a so-called cross-over case, as I like to call them.

"I’ll be the first to admit that many researchers are very against the idea that it’s anything other than all black-and-white. But there’s clear evidence, time and again, that in places where there is one paranormal mystery present, there is often another, too. And very often, this occurs in areas of dense woods and forests – hence the title of the new book, and the fact that it covers various subjects and things that have manifested in the woods of both America and Britain."

Psychic Files

The new issue of Britain's Paranormal Magazine includes a feature from me on the subject of official interest in the fields of ESP, psychic phenomena and Remote-Viewing. The article uses declassified files from the archives of the FBI, CIA and British Ministry of Defense to tell the whole strange saga.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Lecturing on Monsters

Well, I just got back from giving an illustrated lecture at Baylor University, Waco, Texas on the subject of cryptozoology.

I dug deep into some of the data in my new book, There's Something in the Woods, including (a) information on the British Bigfoot; (b) stories of unusual creatures seen in the vicinity of crop circles; and (c) the crypto mysteries of Texas's Big Thicket.

I also delved into such matters as Mokele mbembe; werewolves; lake-monsters; accounts of still-living pterosaurs; the Chupacabras; and much more of a monstrous nature.

Normally, I lecture to audiences who are already deeply acquainted with the subject matter in hand; however, this was a slight departure, in the sense that those in attendance - approximately 130 in number - were students at the university, many of who had little previous exposure to the world of crypto.

And the result?

I'm pleased to say that it was very positive, with a good variation of questions asked both during the lecture and in the immediate aftermath.I also detected more than a passing interest in some of the stranger, paranormal-style aspects of cryptozoology - such as those exhibited by the British Bigfoot - which I thought was intriguing.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Crypto Waco Tomorrow

It's unlikely I'll be posting tomorrow as I'll be driving to Waco to give a lecture at Baylor University on cryptozoology and my book There's Something in the Woods. I'm looking forward to seeing what the response will be from the students. Doubtless there will be a high degree of controversy and debate - which is always good, however, when it comes to lecturing! On Friday, I'll post my report on how the day went.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sympathy for the Devil

The new issue of Fortean Times includes an article from me in which I interview Joshua P. Warren about his groundbreaking and controversial documentary, Inside the Church of Satan. For more details about Josh's film, click here.

The Texas U Find Out Gig

Here’s the details, from Jim Marrs, of a Texas-based UFO event that I’ll be speaking at next month and which will cover a wide range of topics, including all the latest on the Stephenville controversy and the Aurora case of 1897.

And with that said, over to Jim:


FROM: The Texas Research & Information Bureau

TO: All News Outlets

FOR RELEASE: Immediately


FORT WORTH, TX – Responding to increasing serious interest by the public concerning the issue of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO), the Texas Research & Information Bureau (TRIB) has scheduled a forum on the subject featuring four area authorities.

The First Annual Texas U Find Out Forum will be held on October 25, 2008, at Vance Godbey’s Restaurant located at 8601 Jacksboro Highway just past Lake Worth. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. A catered buffet lunch, a panel discussion and book signings are included. Cost is $65 per person but persons who pre-register by Oct. 10 can pay only $55. Orders may be placed by telephoning 817-379-0773.

Leading off the day-long presentations will be Jim Marrs, author of the 1997 book Alien Agenda, the top-selling non-fiction investigative work on UFOs in the world. Marrs will present an overview of the subject ranging from Ancient Astronauts to the latest research into the 1897 crash at Aurora, TX, just 20 miles north of Fort Worth.

“This will be an excellent opportunity for folks who once had only a passing interest in this subject to learn of the historical narratives and documentation of some of the best UFO incidents,” Marrs said. “It is time for the public to start dealing with this reality.”

British-born author Nick Redfern, who has extensively researched government documents regarding the UFO phenomenon, will report on what the U.S. Government really knows about UFOs. Redfern is the author of several UFO books, including A Covert Agenda: The British Government’s UFO Top Secrets Exposed, The FBI Files: The FBI’s UFO Top Secrets Exposed and Strange Secrets: Real Government Files on the Unknown.

The sightings near Stephenville earlier this year will be discussed by Kenneth Cherry, the Texas State Director of the Mutual UFO Network, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to investigating UFOs. Cherry directed a 10-person investigative team that looked into the reports of large lighted objects seen around Stephenville shortly after the first of the year. “We’ve eliminated a lot of the known possibilities regarding the Stephenville sightings,” Cherry said. “Early on in the investigation, we could see that something important was happening or we wouldn’t have devoted so many resources to this event.” His talk will include a discussion of recently-released radar data from the Stephenville sightings.

C. L. Turnage, an area freelance writer with an extensive background in history and ancient languages, has studied more than 300 translations of ancient Mesopotamian and Vedic Indian texts, the Hebrew/Greek scriptures, Egyptian writings, and extra-biblical books such as “Enoch the Prophet” as background material for her books. A member of the Ancient Astronaut Society, she has authored War in Heaven and Extraterrestrials Are on the Moon and Mars, using numerous NASA photographs to support her thesis. She will explain how the UFO phenomenon can be traced back to humankind’s earliest writings.

This First Texas U Find Out Forum is presented by the Texas Research & Information Bureau, a Texas non-profit organization begun in 2002 and dedicated to bringing information to the general public seldom covered in the mass media.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Bigfoot in "Paranormal"

The October 2008 issue (28) of Paranormal Magazine features an article from me on the controversial issue of Bigfoot in Britain.

Check it out! You'll find much on the Man-Monkey of Ranton; the Wild-Man of Orford; the man-beasts of England's Cannock Chase woods; the hairy creature of Castle Ring; the Bigfoot of Southern England; and much more...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Weekend Lectures

If you happen to be in Dallas, Texas this coming Saturday, I’ll be speaking at the Ancient Earth Mysteries conference at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Center. The subject of my lecture: the CIA’s secret search for the remains of Noah’s Ark. Truly a real-life conspiratorial mystery of Indiana Jones-style proportions! If you want to know what it’s all about, here’s the details.

Then, on the day after, Sunday, I’ll be speaking about some little-known UFO cases from Texas in an illustrated lecture for the Dallas-Fort Worth Mufon Group. All the relevant info can be found right here.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Bigfoot Radio - Tonight

I'll be discussing my Bigfoot (and general crypto) research on the Beyond the Grassy Knoll radio show tonight from 10PM to 11PM Central time. Here's the link.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Paranormal & Bigfoot

The third and final part of the interview that the Blogsquatcher recently did with me on the issue of Bigfoot and the paranormal has just been posted online and can be found here.

We cover a lot of ground relative to the British Bigfoot, too.

And as I say in the interview with respect to the controversy surrounding the question of whether or not Bigfoot has paranormal origins:

"I never judge people on their beliefs, because I don't -- none of us has the answers. But I would say that, regardless of whether or not bigfoot researchers agree with me or not, I think the one thing they most would agree with me about, is that at some point, pretty much every bigfoot researcher has come across at least one case of the type that I'm talking about. I would defy you to find a bigfoot researcher who has never found a case that has even the smallest aspect of weirdness to it. I think in everybody's files you're going to find one like that. Either it was seen near a Native American burial ground, or it had glowing eyes, or something weird happened."

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Mabus Scarab - Tonight

At 7PM Central time tonight, I’ll be doing an online Q&A at the Almost certainly we’ll cover a wide range of subjects of the Fortean kind. Check it out and join in, if you can. Here’s the link.

A Texas UFO Gig

If you're in Texas (or even if you're not!), here's a gig I'll soon be speaking at - the subject matter being just UFOs. The aim is to make it a regular event, so check it out if you can. Click on the image for a larger version, and for all details of time, location etc.

As you'll see, the speakers also include Jim Marrs, Ken Cherry (who runs the DFW Mufon Group), and author C.L. Turnage.

Subjects under discussion include the Aurora Incident of 1897; Stephenville; and much more.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Crypto-Interview

Yesterday, fellow-Fortean, author and good friend Marie Jones interviewed me about my cryptozoological research.

We covered a lot of ground, including my research into werewolves, phantom black-dogs, the issue of giant birds in the US, the legends of still-surviving mammoths, what drives me to continue my crypto-research, why I think that at least some of the unknown "animals" in our world have paranormal origins, and much more.

The interview has just been posted to the Para-Explorers site that Marie runs with Larry Flaxman, and can be found right here. I hope it entertains and informs you!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Paranormal Bigfoot, Part 2

Part-two of the interview that the Blogsquatcher recently did with me on the issue of Bigfoot and the paranormal has just been posted to his blog. Here's the link. As with part-one, it covers a lot of controversial ground, this time including Tulpas, thought-forms and much more.

Darkness Radio: Tonight

I'll be discussing my cryptozoological research on Darkness Radio tonight. For details of time etc., see:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Mabusscarab: Online Chat

At 7PM next Wednesday, 27 August, I'll be doing an online chat right here.

Me and the Paranormal Bigfoot

A few days ago, I was interviewed by The Blogsquatcher on the controversial issue of Bigfoot and the paranormal, a subject that features heavily in my new book There's Something in the Woods (Anomalist Books). We delved deeply into the issue of strange phenomena associated with Bigfoot; as well as the surprisingly large number of reports of the so-called "British Bigfoot." The Blogsquatcher has just posted the first-part of the interview on-line, and which can be found at this link.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Uncanny Radio

Tonight, I'll be on Uncanny Radio with hosts Linda Godfrey & Steve Sullivan. The show will air at 8 pm Central, streaming live from or on webcast at and (where people can leave blog comments). I'll be discussing my new book, There's Something in the Woods.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Mass Monster Mash

On Saturday October 18, I'll be speaking at the annual Mass Monster Mash gig on the subject of Bigfoot in Britain.

Here's all the details of the event, location, website details, price, and much more.

Check it out if you're in the area; it looks like it will be a great event!

MASS MONSTER MASH Paranormal Infotainment that brings the fear back to Halloween!


Five Outstanding Researchers Set To Speak On Paranormal PhenomenaWatertown, MA -- When darkness falls on Saturday, the 18th of October, 2008, five experts will speak about unexplained phenomena at the Hibernian Hall in Watertown, Massachusetts.

The topics of discussion will include Mothman, Weird Massachusetts, Haunted Baseball, Phantom Hitchhikers, the Loch Ness Monster 75th Anniversary, the Bridgewater Triangle and Bigfoot in England! It's time for the third annual "Mass Monster Mash", New England's premiere paranormal conference!

Esteemed cryptozoologist and popular author Loren Coleman will present his detailed research and chronology from his book Mothman and Other Curious Encounters of the incredible Mothman sightings, a series of odd encounters with a winged humanoid that took place in 1966 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Some feel that this "flap" indirectly caused several fatalities, including a massive bridge collapse. Loren will refer to the hit movie The Mothman Prophecies and give a current assessment and perspective of one of the classic historical cryptozoological mysteries of our time. He may even defer to the "Houston Batman" incident as well as the "Lawndale Thunderbird". Coleman, the world's greatest living paranormal researcher, will provide unique insight into his research of this unexplained incident that rattled an Appalachian community 32 years ago. As he will be making a rare Boston appearance, he will be available to sign copies of his books, including his culture-changing masterpiece Mysterious America, considered by many to be the seminal book of cryptozoology. It was Coleman who dubbed the anomalous area in Southeastern Massachusetts as the Bridgewater Triangle, which was prominently featured at the 2007 Mass Monster Mash along with Loren's presentation about the "Dover Demon". He also created Cryptomundo, the premiere cryptozoology web site on the World Wide Web.A rising star - and arguably one of the most versatile paranormal authors in the world today - will be speaking for the second time at the 2008 Mass Monster Mash.

Writer Jeff Belanger will once again dazzle the audience with some of his classic legends. Belanger is widely recognized as the most prolific author working in ghost research today. A frequent guest on Rob McConnell's radio show the X-Zone, Belanger is an eloquent speaker who articulates the most chilling accounts of alleged ghost and poltergeist activity. His web site Ghost Village is one of the most popular ghost activity and research portals on the Internet. Jeff's lecture will be entitled "Weird Massachusetts". No, he won't be talking about the state's liberal politics or moral promiscuity. He'll tackle some of the Bay State's greatest paranormal mysteries in its 350-year history. He will be selling his vast array of titles that encompass poltergeist activity such as "The Ghost Files: Paranormal Encounters, Discussion, and Research from the Vaults of".

Another prolific author, paranormal expert, government agitator and professional monster hunter is Nick Redfern. Nick was born in Great Britain and now resides in the United States. He has appeared on more than 60 TV shows to promote his numerous books (including the Sci-Fi Channel). He has traveled to Puerto Rico to search for the legendary Chupacabra and he has appeared on MSNBC with Keith Olbermann. He has lectured at a variety of conferences, including the Laughlin UFO Congress (in 1998 and 2001); the Mutual UFO Network Conference in 2004; the Aztec UFO Conference in 2003; the Texas Bigfoot Research Conference in 2004; at numerous events for the British-based UFO Magazine between 1997 and 2000 (now closed); and at the UFO Crash Retrieval Conference in Las Vegas (in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006). His many book titles include Three Men Seeking Monsters, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, and his newest title There's Something In The Woods. As it has always been traditional for the Mass Monster Mash to have a bigfoot element (Stan Gordon in 2006 and Don Keating in 2007), Nick's lecture at the Mass Monster Mash will be entitled "Man Monkey: In Search of the British Bigfoot".

Dan Gordon first experienced the magic of Fenway Park in the summer of 1975 when his father took him to his first game. With a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Gordon studied global baseball culture in Japan, the Domincan Republic, Cuba and Nicaragua. His writings on baseball have appeared in the Providence Journal, Fort Worth Star, San Juan Star, NINE, Elysian Fields Quarterly and Scribners Encyclopedia of American Lives. Gordon recently published the popular Cape Encounters: Contemporary Cape Cod Ghost Stories. His lecture will be the same title as his newest book: Haunted Baseball. He'll talk about such tales as: The historic Spring Training ballpark in St. Petersburg, where Babe Ruth and his teammates still roam the field, the ghost encounters at Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, and Dodgers Stadium; the beloved Cleveland Indians trainer said to have revisited the team in the form of a seagull and eerie player stories from road-trip hotels they insist are haunted.

The Loch Ness Monster will be having its 75th birthday celebration at the Mass Monster Mash. "Nessie" came to the public's attention on June 5th, 1933 when a young maidservant named Margaret Munro supposedly observed the creature for about 20 minutes at about 6:30 am. She spotted it on shore from about 200 yards and described it as having elephant-like skin, a long neck, a small head and two short forelegs or flippers. The sighting ended when the creature re-entered the water. Although sightings of the creature on land around the loch reputedly date back to the sixth century, modern interest in the monster was sparked by a sighting on July 22nd, 1933 when George Spicer and his wife saw 'a most extraordinary form of animal' cross the road in front of their car. They described the creature as having a large body (about 4 feet high and 25 feet long), with a long, narrow neck, slightly thicker than an elephant's trunk and as long as the 10 to 12 foot width of the road; the neck had a number of undulations in it. They saw no limbs because of a dip in the road obscuring the animal's lower portion. It lurched across the road towards the loch 20 yards away, leaving only a trail of broken undergrowth in its wake. And finally, in August of that same year a motorcyclist named Arthur Grant claimed to have nearly hit the creature while approaching Abriachan on the north-eastern shore, at about 1 am on a moonlit night. Grant saw a small head attached to a long neck; the creature saw him and crossed the road back into the loch. Grant dismounted and followed it to the loch, but only saw ripples.

There will be a tribute to Scott Norman of Cryptosafari, a classy cryptozoologist and friend to the Mass Monster Mash, who suddenly passed away this year. Artist Bill Rebsamen has created a wonderful portrayal of Scott's work. Scott was lucky enough to encounter a Pterosaur during one of his expeditions. He also searched for the legendary Mokele-mbembe.

Back again as a co-host at the Mass Monster Mash will be Matt Moniz. Matt has over 20 years experience investigating paranormal phenomena. He has a "Forrest Gump"-type litany of involvement with historical UFO, ghost and paranormal case investigations and has even tried to pick up a phantom hitchhiker! Matt will chat specifically about that legendary entity, namely the Red-Headed Hitchhiker of Route 44. As a chemist, Matt analyzed soil samples from the famed "Bentwaters Incident" and was acknowledged accordingly in the book “Left at East Gate” by Larry Warren and Peter Robbins. He will be bringing soil samples from that area where an alleged UFO landing took place 27 years ago. Matt was also featured in the popular books “Witnessed” by Budd Hopkins, and “Glimpses of Other Realities” by Linda Moulton Howe. Matt will be reporting live from the Mash for the hit fortean radio show Spooky Southcoast that is hosted by Tim Weisberg and Matt Costa.

Some other special guests will be on hand for the Mash.

Christopher Balzano, who is a staple at the Mass Monster Mash, is an expert on paranormal phenomena in New England, director of the "Mass Paranormal Crossroads", author of the book Dark Woods and a recent recording artist. Chris will be on hand (he lives in Florida now) to meet and greet the conference attendees. Chris has also written about the Dover Demon case and is a collector of urban legends, such as the "Red-Headed Hitchhiker of Route 44", Ghosts of the Bridgewater Triangle, Ghostly Adventures, "Pukwudgies" and "Killer Clowns". Balzano has spent countless hours researching the Bridgewater Triangle. His latest book is Picture Yourself Ghost Hunting.

Tim Binnall is the producer of the Binnall of America Audio Podcast and webmaster of the very popular internet portal Binnall of America that deals with "esoteric" phenomena. Tim is a webmaster for Coast to Coast with George Noory and he will be back to meet-and-greet the speakers and attendees while again serving as the Monster Mash Ambassador. He was a vital participant in last year's conference (and recognized as such with an award) and his company was enjoyed by many.

Film producer Aaron Cadieux may be on hand as well. In 2006, he screened his film "Inside The Bridgewater Triangle" at the Monster Mash and received critical acclaim. He is recognized as one of New England's up-and-coming film producers and has just released his latest documentary "The First Patriots", dedicated to King Philip's War.

Chris Pittman, a Massachusetts folklorist, paranormal investigator and a recent recording artist is considered by many to be the foremost authority on the Bridgewater Triangle. His extensive exploration of this anomalous area, research into the Dover Demon and encounters with black helicopters make him a fascinating and enigmatic guest. His brief lectures at last year's Monster Mash and Mass UFO Show were riveting. Both he and Chris Balzano may be on hand to autograph their CD entitled "Mysterious Bridgewater Triangle".Joining the Mash once again may be defending Monster Mash trivia champions (and the "belle and beau of the ball") Arlene Nicholson and Thomas D'Agostino, author of the books Haunted Rhode Island, Haunted New Hampshire and Haunted Massachusetts. Arlene and Thomas (who is recognized by his peers as the most comprehensive New England ghost historian) will be available for questions during a book signing.

Ned, the hyperactive janitor-at-large from Paraforce (played by comedian Steve Russo) will once again disrupt the proceedings. We are hoping that he limits his use of Homer Formby or at least uses it in a responsible manner with proper ventilation.

This event was created and produced by philanthropist and paranormal gadfly John Horrigan. Horrigan has a vast history of paranormal exploration and is considered by many to be a leading popular historian and public speaker.

The Mass Monster Mash is a celebration of Northeastern legends and folklore, using lecture, film, exhibits and trivia dedicated to strange occurrences with a mission to entertain and captivate anyone who is looking for spirited pre-Halloween fun! Doors open at 5:30 PM with the program beginning promptly at 6:00 PM and concluding by 10:30 PM.

Also, this may be your only chance to pick up the "The Bridgewater Triangle" CD that was produced by Steve Russo and created by event producer John Horrigan, Chris Pittman and Christopher Balzano. The Mass Monster Mash is accessible by public transportation. Admission is $25.00. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.For more information: or call 781-916-9223 or log on to

Alien Worlds

The new issue of Stuart Miller's Alien Worlds magazine includes a 4-page article from me titled UFOs, Crop Circles & Cryptids: What the Hell is Going On? The subject matter is my new book, There's Something in the Woods. And, in the pages of the article, I delve into the links between weird creatures and Crop Circles; as well as some of the stranger, fringe-based crypto stories I have uncovered.

The Blogsquatcher

Yesterday, I was interviewed extensively by the Blogsquatcher on the subject of Bigfoot and the paranormal. He has already posted a pre-publication piece on the interview - which can be found here - and you can expect to see the whole interview (possibly spread over several days) posted at his blog soon.

Darkness Radio

I'll be discussing my cryptozoological research on Darkness Radio this coming Sunday night from around 9PM Central Time onwards. For more details, see:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Dr. Shuker's Casebook

Just recently, fellow-author and seeker-of-the-strange Karl Shuker asked me if I would write the Foreword to his new book, Dr. Shuker's Casebook, and to which I quickly answered "Yes!"

Well, I can tell you that Karl's new book is one not to be missed - at all. The official publication date of the book is this Saturday; however, as I won't be around at the weekend, I figured I'd go ahead and give Karl's book the publicity it deserves a couple of days early.

And the best way to do that is to copy below for you my Foreword to the book that will give you a good indication of the many and varied stories that it contains.

So, here it is: my Foreword to Dr. Shuker's Casebook

Whether it’s due to the fact that we both hail from the mighty and majestic West Midlands (oh yes, it is, I assure you!), or simply that he is a damned good researcher and writer (or both!), I always look forward to a new book from Karl Shuker; and this one most definitely does not disappoint.

And so when Karl asked me if I would write the Foreword for his new book, I quickly said that yes, indeed I would.Whereas pretty much everything Karl has published so far has been on cryptozoology and weird and wonderful animals, Dr. Shuker’s Casebook is a little different. Yes, it is full to the brim with tales of strange beasts; however, Karl also delves into other areas of Forteana with which he is not generally associated.

This, however, is a very good thing, since we get to learn about a variety of other mysteries that are of interest to Karl. And, indeed, there are enough of them to fill Birmingham’s glorious Rotunda and Bull-Ring several times over!

So, what do you get for your hard-earned pennies?Well, I will start with those highly unusual, and almost legendary, winged cats. Karl provides excellent historical background on these unusual critters, carefully separates fact from fiction, and legend from reality, and gives the reader a fine study of this peculiar phenomenon. Even if you’re only vaguely familiar with the winged-cat controversy, this is one you won’t want to miss.

And what, I hear you ask, about the mystery animals of Senegambia? Encompassing hairy man-beasts, giant bat-like entities and much more, they collectively make great food for thought as Karl reveals the strange stories of some little-known and elusive beasts of a distinctly exotic and far-off land.

Sky-Beasts is an excellent chapter and one that addresses the theories of researchers such as Trevor James Constable, who suggested the idea that bizarre life-forms might very well soar high in the skies above us, and may perhaps be responsible for at least some UFO reports. Today, Constable’s theories are sadly forgotten by many within Ufology, and so it’s highly refreshing to see Karl turn his attention to a subject and a theory that perhaps has implications for both the UFO controversy and cryptozoology.

Merfolk – strangely humanlike entities that are said to roam the world’s oceans and seas - also feature prominently in Karl’s book. Of course, any mention of mermaids inevitably provokes furious debate. Fortunately, Karl knows a great deal about this topic and is able to discuss the matter in a fashion that both informs and intrigues. As for how the mysterious Aquatic Ape fits into this story, well…I’ll leave that up to you to find out.

The famous ‘Green Children’ of Suffolk’s Woolpit also come under the Shuker microscope, something that leads to such questions as: were they feral children, the denizens of the fairy world, or – if such a thing were possible – something even stranger?

Tulpas – creatures of the mind, thought-forms, or however you want to term them – are a particular obsession of mine. And to see that Karl has devoted a whole chapter of his book to this particularly controversial topic was a fine surprise for me. If you ever mused upon all the fuss that the Tulpa issue provokes, Karl provides the perfect study of the subject, and a look at some of the more significant tales of a distinctly mind-monster kind.

Flying humanoids such as Batsquatch, Mothman, Owlman, Britain’s little-known Monkey-Bird, and the Flying Man of Russia also have pride of place. The thorny (or should that be horny?) issue of unicorns is dissected, as are frog-falls, ball-lightning, will o’ the wisp, earthquake lights, various other aerial puzzles, and ghosts and specters.

Then there are those weird messages from space: manuscripts, papers, artifacts and even Joe Simonton’s famous faerie pancakes. Doppelgangers: they’re here too; as are the mysteries of Easter Island, the wonderfully-named Vegetable Man, the Monster of Glamis, and menacing, spectral werewolves.

In other words, Dr. Shuker’s Casebook is a fantastic and rich collection of oddities that will fascinate everyone with a thing for Forteana. And now, turn the page, turn off the lights and by the flicker of an old candle and a full moon, enjoy the book!

To learn more about Karl and his new book, here's his website address. And here are the Amazon US and Amazon UK addresses where you can purchase the book right now.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Uncanny Radio

This coming Wednesday night, I'll be recording an episode of Uncanny Radio with hosts Linda Godfrey & Steve Sullivan. The show will air and be available the following Wednesday, August 20, at 8 pm Central, streaming live from or on webcast at and (where people can leave blog comments). I'll be discussing my new book, There's Something in the Woods.

Friday, August 8, 2008

The "Hairy Hands" of Dartmoor

The new issue of Taps Paramagazine includes an article from me on a British mystery of truly weird and disturbing proportions: that of the so-called "Hairy Hands."

As I say in the article:

"From the windswept moorlands of Devonshire, England (where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic Sherlock Holmes novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles was set) comes a truly chilling story of a strange and deadly phenomenon that gripped the area in the early years of the 20th Century and that became known to one and all as the Hairy-Hands. And as will later become acutely apparent, it may be a phenomenon that has made a recent return to the area.

"It was around 1910 that the weird saga began – on what is today known as the B3212 road, and which can be found in the vicinity of the Dartmoor locales of Postbridge and Two Bridges. Somewhat disturbingly, a hairy, monstrous and unknown force would time and again violently lash out at unwary passing drivers, and which, in one case, reportedly even resulted in a tragic death for an unfortunate road-user.

"In most of the cases, the victims of the diabolical phenomenon reported large, hairy, 'disembodied hands' manifesting out of thin air, firmly grabbing the steering wheel of their vehicles – or the handle-bars of their bikes – and unsurprisingly striking complete terror into their hearts; something which invariably resulted in them being violently forced off the country road."

Whether the Hairy Hands are somehow linked to spectral British Bigfoot or werewolf-like entities, or if they are a completely different phenomenon, is a matter of ongoing debate. As I note in the article, however, encounters with the Hairy Hands are still on-going - even as late as January of this year.

The diabolical mystery is still among us...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

DFW MUFON - A Lecture

I'll be lecturing on the subject of my new book, There's Something in the Woods, at the monthly meeting of the Dallas-Fort Worth Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) on Sunday, September 7. Here's the details for those who may want to attend.

Aztec, Crashed UFOs and More

I was recently interviewed for a new edition of Frank Scully's old-time UFO book, Behind the Flying Saucers, which was the first title to address the controversy surrounding the alleged UFO crash at Aztec, New Mexico in 1948.

Here's the Amazon link for those who might want to buy the new edition of Scully's book. And here's what Tim Green Beckley (who is republishing the book) has to say about it:

"The CONSPIRACY JOURNAL is very proud to offer this expanded version of perhaps the most seminal book in the history of the unexplained . . . a case that now stands right beside the UFO crash at Roswell, MN for its credibility and veracity. For years the Aztec case was spurned by serious researchers who did not have access to all the information now available on the crash. . . In addition to reprinting the entire, unabridged, text to the rare 50s Scully book (reset in an easy to read, 'large print,' large format edition) journalist Sean Casteel has dug deep to provide the reader with an updated account of what really happened outside this isolated desert town near the Four Corners. His up to date research on Aztec includes material supplied by such outstanding researchers as NICK REDFERN -- STANTON FRIEDMAN -- ART CAMPBELL -- SCOTT and SUZANNE RAMSEY." --Tim Beckley, Conspiracy Journal.

Tim continues: "AN IMPORTANT RE-EXAMINATION OF AN HISTORICAL UFO CASE! - - - Were 16 alien bodies recovered from a dome-shaped device that crashed near the town of Aztec, New Mexico circa 1948? . . . Why does the FBI continue to withhold 200 pages of classified material on the case for alleged 'national security reasons?' . . . Was the incident covered up with a camouflaged 'front story' presided over by con men and scam artists, who were perhaps in the government's 'back pocket?' . . . Did President Eisenhower make contact with aliens around the same time, thus adding weight to this and other UFO crash cases?"

Monday, August 4, 2008

Paranormal Radio

On August 14, from 8.30PM to 11.00PM Central Time, I'll be speaking about my cryptozoological research - and my There's Something in the Woods book - on Paranormal Radio with Captain Jack.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

2013:The End or the Beginning?

My good friend Marie Jones has a new book out right now, 2013: The End of Days or a New Beginning?, the subject matter of which is the controversy surrounding the Mayan calendar, which is due to end on December 21, 2012.

Marie's book includes a 2-page essay from me on my thoughts pertaining to the data and ideas contained in its packed, 288-pages.

For anyone and everyone interested in the whole "2012" controversy, Marie's book is a must read!

The Chupacabras, Crashed UFOs & More...

Just recently, my good mate Jon Downes (0f the British-based Center for Fortean Zoology) published his new book, The Island of Paradise.

The book is a full-length study of the expedition that Jon and me undertook in 2004 to seek out the Chupacabras of Puerto Rico.

As he was writing the book, Jon asked me if I would contribute my own diary-style entries to its pages, and naturally I said "Of course!"

And, as a result, you can find them at the end of each chapter of The Island of Paradise.

If you're into strange creatures, blood-sucking vampires, crashed UFOs and more, this is definitely the book for you!

Texas Mysteries...

I'll be lecturing on an assortment of Texas-based mysteries (including UFOs, ghosts, Bigfoot, Goat-Men, haunted houses and more) at the Dallas Public Library on Tuesday October 14 from 7PM to 8PM. More data closer to the date...

The Mass Monster Mash

On Saturday October 18, you can hear me speak about (a) the British Bigfoot and (b) Men in Black reports at the annual Boston-based Mass Monster Mash gig. Here's the details.

The Chupacabras in "UFO"

I've now been on two expeditions to Puerto Rico in search of the vampire-like Chupacabras; first in 2004 (with fellow cryptozoologist Jon Downes), and then in 2005 with Canadian film-maker Paul Kimball. I give my thoughts on the controversy in the new issue of UFO Magazine in my regular column: View From A Brit.

Tunguska Lecture

On the weekend of November 7-9, I'll be lecturing at Ryan Wood's annual UFO Crash Retrieval Conference on the controversy surrounding the 100-year-old Tunguska mystery of 1908. For those wanting information on times, location, etc., here's all the details.

The CIA & Noah's Ark: A Gig

On September 6, I'll be speaking at the Ancient Earth Mysteries conference at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Center in Dallas, Texas. The subject of my lecture: the CIA's secret search for the remains of Noah's Ark. Truly a real-life conspiratorial mystery of Indiana Jones-style proportions! If you want to know what it's all about, here's the details.

World of Weird

This coming Wednesday night, I'll be on World of Weird radio talking about my new book, There's Something in the Woods. Here's the link for those who may want to listen in.

Beckley's Books...

From time to time, I do some writing for Tim Beckley's Global Communications company. Just recently, I've written the introductions for his two latest titles: Mystic Utopian Supermen; and Mind Controlled Sex Slaves and the CIA.

There's Something in the Woods...

Anomalist Books have just published my latest title, There's Something in the Woods, which focuses on such matters as Bigfoot (in Britain and in the US); Crop Circles; big-cats on the loose; crashed UFOs; werewolves; mystery winged things such as Mothman and the Thunderbird of Native American lore; ghostly black-dogs, and much more. Here's the link.

Tunguska in "Paranormal"

Check out Britain's newly-re-launched Paranormal Magazine. It includes a "100th anniversary" article from me on the Tunguska mystery of 1908. Here's the link to the magazine.

Monsters of the Underground

The new issue of Fate magazine includes an article from me on mysteries of the London Underground tube-system, including encounters deep in the tunnels with Bigfoot-type entities; big-cats; ghosts and much more...

Karl Shuker's Casebook

A couple of weeks ago, fellow Brit (in fact, he lives only about 2 miles from where I grew up), cryptozoologist, and author Dr. Karl Shuker invited me to write the Introduction for his new book: Dr. Shuker's Casebook, which I have now completed. This is a great study of a whole range of Fortean puzzles that I'll tell you more about closer to publication.

Mothman - The Latest

Andy Colvin is the author of two excellent books on the Mothman controversy: The Mothman's Photographer and The Mothman's Photographer II. Andy recently asked me if I would write the Foreword for the third installment: The Mothman's Photographer III. Since Andy has a first-class approach to the subject matter, and is a key player in the Mothman controversy, I was pleased to say "Yes!" I'll keep you informed when the book is published.

Coast to Coast - Tonight

For those who may be interested, I’ll be on Coast to Coast tonight through the early hours of Monday morning talking about my new book, There’s Something in the Woods.

The times are 11PM to 2AM West Coast Time; 1AM to 4AM Central Time; and 2AM to 5AM East Coast Time.
The information on the show at the Coast to Coast website can be found here and here.
Much of the discussion will be on cryptozoology (such as reports of Bigfoot in both the UK and the United States; the werewolves of Britain and Texas; lake-monsters; giant winged-things such as Mothman and the Thunderbirds; ghostly black dogs; and big-cats on the loose); as well as such issues as the Aztec, New Mexico UFO crash story of 1948; an alleged UFO crash in Texas in 1964; and Crop Circles.