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A Monstrous Park

Posted by: Nick Redfern on June 27th, 2012

In an excellent (and superbly illustrated) new post at his Shuker Nature blog, Dr. Karl Shuker starts his latest post as follows:

“Several years ago, while browsing through a series of bookstalls in the indoor market of Bridgnorth, a town in Shropshire, England, I came upon a hardback travelogue book, dating from around the 1950s/early 1960s as far as I can recall, in which the writer described various sights that he had visited during his journeys around Europe (and possibly elsewhere). One chapter particularly interested me, as it described an extraordinary park located somewhere in continental Europe that was filled with huge, grotesque stone statues of monsters and other bizarre entities, but which had long since been abandoned and was now exceedingly overgrown, heightening its nightmarish aspect.”

Nick Redfern About Nick Redfern
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.


2 Responses to “A Monstrous Park”

  1. robotnyk responds:

    Sydenham Park, London- In 1852 Richard Owen, an early dino scientist- had reconstructions of dinosaurs installed in Sydenham Park according to the latest theories- the collection contains the famous reconstruction of an iguanadon with its thumb spike on the end of its nose.

  2. robotnyk responds:

    oh and thinking about it- Sydenham Park was also the site of an alleged ABC attack

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Palace_Dinosaurs
    http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/7494-the-beast-of-sydenham
    http://forum.sydenham.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=162



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