Archive for the “Lair of the Beasts”
Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 6th, 2015
There is no doubt that Australia’s most famous cryptid ape is the Yowie. It resembles Bigfoot in both size and appearance to an incredibly close degree. It stands around seven to ten feet tall and is covered in a thick coat of hair. Far less famous, though no less fascinating than the Yowie, is Australia’s Wakki, also known as the Njmbin, the Junjudee, the Waladherahra, as well as by many other names, depending on the relevant Aborigine tribe that tells of its existence.
Read: Australia’s Unknown Ape-Men »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 5th, 2015
If, like me, you’re a fan of the writings of Linda Godfrey – and particularly her werewolf-themed book, The Michigan Dogman – then what I’m about to share with you now is likely to be of deep interest. It’s an old newspaper story – dating back more than a century – that is eerily reminiscent of some of Linda’s findings. And, it demonstrates that when we dig into the past, we can sometimes find fascinating tales that have a direct bearing on the present.
Read: Dog With A Human Face »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 4th, 2015
The Second World War brought forth death on a massive scale, planet-wide carnage, and the atomic bomb. It also brought forth a number of reports of savage man-beasts.
Read: Wild Things of World War Two »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on June 29th, 2015
Bigfoot sightings have been reported in every state except Hawaii. Interest in this creature, which many believe to be as mythical as a leprechaun, is as strong today as ever, with the wildly popular show Finding Bigfoot persisting on the Animal Planet network and references to bigfoot appearing throughout popular culture. What is it about bigfoot that causes some people to devote a chunk of their lives to finding one?
Read: Monster Trek: The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on June 10th, 2015
“There’s no doubt, whatsoever, that the ultimate giant ape of the fictional variety is King Kong, whose escapades were famously portrayed in the acclaimed, almost legendary, 1933 movie of the same name.”
Read: Anomalous Apes of the Cinema »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on June 10th, 2015
“Although many eye-witnesses described the animal as looking like a black leopard, there were some who said it was more akin to a sleek-looking bear. Adding to the confusion, the tracks of the creature were said to be dog-like, rather than feline in appearance.”
Read: The Beast of Bladenboro »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on June 4th, 2015
Does a hulking, hairy, 800-pound, nine-foot-tall, elusive primate roam the woods and forests throughout North America—and the world? What should we make of the grainy videos and photos and the thousands of eyewitness reports? Audio-recordings exist purporting to be the creatures’ eerie chatter and bone-chilling screaming. Whether called Sasquatch, Yeti, Bigfoot, or something else, bipedal primates appear in folklore, legends, and eyewitness accounts in every state of the union and many places around the world. The fascination with the man-beast is stronger than ever in today’s pop culture.
Read: The Bigfoot Book: The Encyclopedia of Sasquatch, Yeti and Cryptid Primates Coming Soon! »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on June 2nd, 2015
“Next to Bigfoot and the Abominable Snowman, probably the most talked about cryptid ape is the Orang-pendek, a small, bipedal creature that dwells in the thick forests of Sumatra.”
Read: Creature of the Month – From Sumatra »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on May 28th, 2015
“Before I get to the matter of what A Trojan Feast is about, it’s important that I explain what it’s not about. This is not some simplistic study of why Bigfoot likes to eat apples or aliens from Zeta Reticuli have a particular taste for strawberry ice-cream. No, this is a book that delves deep into the long and notable history of food-based interaction between us, the human race, and magical and supernatural entities from…well, somewhere.”
Read: A Trojan Feast – Reviewed »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on May 24th, 2015
I’ll be on Coast to Coast AM tomorrow morning, 2AM to 4AM central time, speaking about my new book, “Secret History.” Then sleeping until I wake!
Read: Coast to Coast AM: Nick Redfern Tonight! »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on May 17th, 2015
The fabled chupacabra, which many believe lives in Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest, is linked to various UFO sightings and a secret US government research facility in the area.
Read: Chupacabra Island »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on May 16th, 2015
It’s a sign that the publication date (September) is getting closer: I received in the mail yesterday a copy of the uncorrected galleys of my book, Chupacabra Road Trip.
Read: Chupacabra Road Trip »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on May 15th, 2015
“Strange Creatures Seldom Seen is an excellent new book from John Warms, and which is published by Chad Arment’s Coachwhip Publications. A copy of the book was given to me by Chad at last month’s Ohio-based Creature Weekend. And, I have no hesitation in saying that if Cryptozoology is your thing, you’ll want to get hold of a copy of this book.”
Read: Strange Creatures Seldom Seen or Reviewed »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on May 8th, 2015
“This past weekend I flew out to Ohio to speak at the annual Creature Weekend, which was organized by Bruce Harrington (and with great help from a fine team of volunteers, including friends Brian and Terrie Seech). This was the fourth such event, but the first that I had attended – and I’m very glad I did.”
Read: Reviewing the Creature Weekend »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on May 1st, 2015
“Reports of lake monsters absolutely abound across the entire planet. Amongst the most famous ones are Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster, Ogopogo of Lake Okanagan, and Champ of Lake Champlain. The big question is: if the “things” are real, then what, exactly, are they?”
Read: Is Nessie a Huge Salamander? »