Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Top 5 Movies For Halloween

My latest Mysterious Universe article is a bit different - it's my favorite, top 5 movies for Halloween...

Werewolves: Not Transformed Humans

My latest Mysterious Universe article deals with the controversial matter of werewolves, and specifically the claim that people have the ability to physically morph into wolves - which, of course, is absolute bollocks.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Texas Bigfoot Gig - Reviewed

Over at Mysterious Universe, there's a mini-review from me of this past weekend's Original Texas Bigfoot Conference (see yesterday's post at this blog for photos from the event).

You can find it here, and it begins like this:

"On Friday, September 17, I drove from my Arlington, Texas home to Jefferson, Texas, where I was due to speak the following morning at the Original Texas Bigfoot Conference. It was an event organized by Craig Woolheater (of Cryptomundo), and which saw a number of good, intriguing presentations, and a crowd of almost 200 people. And a great time was had by one and all.

"Most of the speakers rolled into town late on the Friday afternoon. As well as me, they included Lyle Blackburn (author of Lizard Man and The Beast of Boggy Creek) and Ken Gerhard (who penned Big Bird! and Encounters with Flying Humanoids). Also there were John Kirk (who wrote the excellent In the Domain of the Lake Monsters) and Rob Riggs (of In the Big Thicket)."

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Original Texas Bigfoot Conference

A few photos from the Original Texas Bigfoot Conference, which was held on Saturday and which was an excellent gig!

I'm reviewing it for Mysterious Universe and will post the link when it goes live.

A great time was had by all, and there was a good turn-out of close to 200 people.

I gave a lecture that mainly focused on ancient "wild man" reports from the UK.

And thanks to Jason McLean, for the picture he drew of me!

Here's a few pictures from the event.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Abominable Snowman (1957)

My new Mysterious Universe article is a review of one of my favorite movies: Hammer's The Abominable Snowman.

The review begins...

"From the mid 1950s to the early 1970s, the U.K.’s Hammer Film Productions ruled the roost in the field of cinematic horror. Hammer’s movies were in sharp contrast to the black and white monster productions of the 1930s and 1940s, which starred the likes of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and Lon Cheney, Jr. Hammer went for full-on gore, bright red blood splashed here, there, and everywhere, and lots of hot, buxom babes. And the audiences (unsurprisingly!) loved it!

"The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Dracula (1958), The Plague of the Zombies (1966) and Quatermass and the Pit (1967) are just four of dozens of productions from Hammer that became firm favorites with horror fans."

Monday, October 13, 2014

Britain's Bigfoot: The Names

My new Mysterious Universe article is on the subject of Bigfoot in Britain - and specifically the many and varied names that have been applied to the beast...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Goatman: Flesh or Folklore?

Goatman: Flesh or Folklore? is the title of the new book from J. Nathan Couch. Since I've written quite extensively about the Texas Goatman over the years, I'll definitely be getting a copy and reviewing it.

You can purchase the book at the link above, and below is the publisher's info on the book:

"Legend says that all across America, a monster lives in the darkness. It lurks on the boundaries of suburbia mere miles from our homes. Huge, foul-smelling, and murderous, it has many regional names but most people refer to the creature by a simple, straightforward name—Goatman. Some stories say Goatman is a hairy humanoid with a goat-like head that walks about on either two or four legs depending on the circumstances. Others say he’s a horned man with a furry, hooved lower-half much like creatures from Greek mythology. Of course, just about everyone says it’s all just an urban legend. Except for those who’ve came face-to-muzzle with the Goatman himself, or the families of those who’ve died while trying to encounter the monster. Join author and paranormal investigator J. Nathan Couch as he collects sightings of Goatman and all his caprine kin including the Pope Lick Monster, the Beast of Billiwhack, Sheepsquatch, the Lake Worth Monster, and a hoard of minor hooved horrors as he tries to separate fact from folklore on a journey that takes you from Wisconsin, to California, to Maryland and back again. Beware the Goatman!"

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Griffin at the Symposium

Well, as you'll have noticed, there haven't been any posts from me for the last week or so - been on the road. Part of which involved attending, and speaking at, the annual Paradigm Symposium in Minneapolis, which was excellent as usual!

Highlights of the event for me included hanging out with (and meeting for the first time) Andy Collins, the author of such titles as The Black Alchemist and The Brentford Griffin - the latter being a small booklet from Andy on a very strange, Fortean/cryptozoological affair from 1985.

The two pictures here are of Andy.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Black Eyed Children: New Report

Well, there's a new development in the saga of the Black Eyed Children: a creepy report from right in the heart of England's Cannock Chase, just a short drive from where I used to live. As some of you may know, the Cannock Chase has been a hotbed of all kinds of paranormal weirdness for decades.

Here's the link...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

John Keel and the Mothman Museum

A couple more photos from my trip to the Mothman Festival this past weekend.

These were taken in the Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant and highlight the work of the legendary John Keel.

Good to see he's placed prominently in the museum!

Reviewing The Mothman Festival

My latest Mysterious Universe article is a review of last weekend's Mothman Festival - which you can find right here...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Mothman Festival

A few photos from the Mothman Festival, which I attended and spoke at this past weekend, and which was a very cool, fun event!

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Pyramids and the Pentagon: Germany

The newly-published German edition of my book, The Pyramids and the Pentagon...

Roswell and Remote-Viewing

Over at Rich Reynolds' UFO Iconoclast(s) blog, Tony Bragalia focuses on the intriguing angle of trying to solve the mystery of Roswell via Remote-Viewing.

It's an interesting article which you can find here...

And there's a lively debate going on in the "Comments" section, too...