Tuesday, January 16, 2018

David Weatherly's "Black Eyed Children," Revised


Available now is a new, revised edition of David Weatherly's 2012 book, Black Eyed Children. Here are the opening words to my review of the new edition:

"Back in 2012, David Weatherly’s then-much-awaited book, Black Eyed Children was published. So, you may well ask, why am I mentioning this now, six years later? The answer is simple: Just recently, David decided to put out a new version of the book, a revised 2nd edition, and which has a cool cover courtesy of Sam Shearon. If you aren’t fully conversant with the BEC phenomenon, the sub-title to the new edition will give you a good idea of what you can expect in its 240 pages: “The B.E.K.s – They Reside On The Fringes Of The Paranormal. Are They A Diabolical Threat, Or The stuff Of Urban Legend?”

"As I have noted in several of my books and articles over the years, the Black Eyed Children are, in many ways, similar to the Men in Black (no, not the Will Smith-Tommy Lee Jones type. The very weird, pale, cadaverous and creepy types are the ones I mean). The BEC so often turn up at night, knock on peoples’ doors and do their absolute utmost to try and get an invite inside. Fortunately, most people get a distinctly weird and creepy vibe from the BEC, something which generally ensures the 'kids' don’t manage to get into the home of the targeted person. On occasion, however, some unfortunate souls have seen exactly what the BEC are capable of when they succeed in getting inside."

You can find the full review here...

Friday, January 5, 2018

X-Files: Go Away

Latest season of The X-Files? Meh. I can't say I was ever a big fan of the show, as I stopped watching it around 1997, as I thought it was being written as they went along, with no real plot in sight. The new episode didn't cut it, plus - and just like when Twin Peaks came back - everyone looks old and tired. Apart from Scully. I will be glad when the show is laid to rest and it never comes back. Like an over the hill athlete or a rock band that should know when it's time to retire, it's time for The X-Files to become extinct.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Cryptozoology in 2018 & a UFO 10th Anniversary

In a new article, I look back 10 years at the Stephenville UFO wave of January 2008...

Here's how it begins:

"Just a few days from now we will be marking the 10th anniversary of the Stephenville, Texas wave of UFO activity and encounters. It was a wave which caught the attention of not just UFO researchers, but also much of the world’s media – and the U.S. military, too. There is no doubt that the case was – and still is – steeped in intrigue and mystery. And, as the tenth anniversary looms large on the horizon, there’s also no doubt that there are still enough weird leads and strange aspects to the story to allow for a new investigation of the case. Let’s take a look at the timeline and how things went down."

And, in another new article I take a look at what we might see in the new year, in relation to the field of Cryptozoology. And here's how that article begins:

"A few people have asked me what I think is on the horizon, in 2018, when it comes to all things of the cryptozoological kind. Well, I certainly can’t predict the future, but I do have a few hopes and ideas. Granted, they are hopes that may not come to fruition, but I can at least remain positive! We’ll begin with the Orang-pendek. It’s a small, unknown type of ape said to live in stealth in the dense forests of Sumatra."







Wednesday, December 27, 2017

About That Newly-Exposed Government UFO Project


Over at Mysterious Universe, you can find my take on that story which recently got so many people in Ufology excited, but which completely underwhelmed me. You'll see why.

And, there's a follow-up article on it, too, which ties in with my Final Events book.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mothman: Evil Incarnate - Reviewed




Mothman: Evil Incarnate is the new book from Loren Coleman, which I have just reviewed over at Mysterious Universe. And, if you're interested in the Mothman phenomenon, this is definitely not a book to miss. Here's the link to the review.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Shadow Man - A Movie Reviewed



Over at Mysterious Universe I review a 2017 movie, The Shadow Man, which is pretty good. If you are interested in such phenomena as the "Shadow People" and the "Hat Man," you'll probably enjoy this one.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Black Eyed Children: A New Edition



Coming soon: a newly-revised edition of David Weatherly's book, Black Eyed Children. Not to be missed!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Couple Of Halloween-Themed Articles



Over at Mysterious Universe, there are a couple of new articles from me which are Halloween-themed. And here they are...

Want some good music to play on Halloween? Here's what I recommend!

But, if you want to sit back and watch a bunch of movies on Halloween, here's my choice.




Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Mothman and the Collapse of the Silver Bridge


And, in a third new article I address the issue of Mothman and the collapse of Point Pleasant, West Virginia's Silver Bridge in December 1967.

Here's how the story begins...

In less than two months we’ll see an anniversary of tragic proportions. It was on the evening of December 15, 1967 that Point Pleasant, West Virginia’s Silver Bridge plunged into the churning waters of the Ohio River. Forty-six people lost their lives when their vehicles plummeted into the water. Forty-four bodies were recovered; two were never found. It was a terrible disaster for the close-knit community of the small city. And, of course – as anyone who knows their paranormal history will be aware – this was the same time-frame and location where the legendary Mothman was seen. It’s not surprising that many have suggested a connection between the collapse of the Silver Bridge and the presence of Mothman.

 The reason why I am mentioning this right now, is that I’m sure as the 50th anniversary of the disaster looms larger and larger, just about everyone and his brother will be addressing the matter. So, I thought I would jump in a little bit early, and share my thoughts on this matter. But, first, a bit of background information on the lead-up to the Silver Bridge affair. It was in late 1966 that sightings of Mothman began to be reported around Point Pleasant. The mysterious and sinister thing became infamous for its fiery red eyes and its large, powerful wings. No wonder it was given the name with which it is, today, still recognized by, a half a century after things began.

Is Bigfoot A Deadly Mimic?


That's the question I ask in a new article, which starts like this:

One of the lesser known aspects of the Bigfoot phenomenon is the reported ability of the creatures to mimic the distressing cries of a human baby. Almost certainly, this is done to try and lure concerned people deep into the woods. Of course, the big question is: why? We could speculate that the Bigfoot are on the hunt for a tasty meal or several – namely us. After all, most people, if they heard an abandoned baby crying in the woods, would quickly seek out the baby and bring it to safety. Perhaps the Bigfoot know this and, as a result, are not beyond finding ingenious and sinister ways of drawing us to them – and for the worst outcome possible.

The Return of the Mad Gasser of Mattoon - Maybe

Over at Mysterious Universe, there's a new article from me on the strange saga of what became known as the Mad Gasser of Mattoon.

It's a story that dates back to the 1940s and which concerns a dark-clothed character who invaded homes in the dead of night and unleashed a paralyzing gas in the city of Mattoon, Illinois, USA. Yes, really!

So, why do I mention all of this now?

Well, because the Mad Gasser just might be back...

Thursday, October 19, 2017