Archive for the “Lair of the Beasts”
Posted by: Nick Redfern on November 5th, 2014
There has been a long history of giant bird sightings in Pennsylvania. The term “Thunderbird” has been used to describe these generally very large, normally black or dark brown birds with massive wingspans. Not all of the descriptions of these flying cryptids however are the same. Some witnesses I have Interviewed in past years have stated that what they saw looked more like a giant bat.
Others reluctantly told me what they observed looked more prehistoric and similar to a pterodactyl or teratorn. More than one person told me that the huge flying creature they saw could only be described as a dragon. And yes, some who have witnessed these creatures have hesitantly used the term gargoyle.
Read: Huge Prehistoric-Like Bird Observed »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on October 31st, 2014
“Panteon de Belen can boast of being home to more ghosts, ghouls and fiends of the night than pretty much any other cemetery in Mexico – and quite possibly even the world, too.”
Read: A Cemetery Monster For Halloween »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on October 25th, 2014
“When people learn that I do think there is a real werewolf phenomenon, many of them assume I mean werewolves of the folkloric and Hollywood variety. That’s to say, people who shape-shift into wolves, or into bipedal wolf-like creatures that are half-wolf and half-human. I should stress I believe no such thing – at all.”
Read: Werewolves: Not Transformed People »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on October 24th, 2014
“Pilots on a holiday jet were left stunned when a ‘flying man’ whizzed past their aircraft at 3,500 feet. The mystery man flew within 100 meters of the plane and left the pilots baffled as to how he was moving through the air, as neither could see a canopy suspending him.”
Read: Mothman Over England? »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on October 23rd, 2014
“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.”
Read: The Abominable Snowman – Reviewed »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on October 22nd, 2014
“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…”
Read: Reviewing the Original Texas Bigfoot Conference »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on October 16th, 2014
“Very little commentary is ever given to the controversial matter of hairy, giant, ape-like creatures in the UK, but the fact of the matter is that there are far more than a few reports. In fact, there are hundreds of such reports, and they span centuries.”
Read: Britain’s Bigfoot: The Names »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on October 14th, 2014
“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.”
Read: Goatman: Flesh or Folklore? »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on September 30th, 2014
“Last weekend I attended, and spoke at, the annual Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. After no less than a 19-hour drive (with Cryptomundo’s Craig Woolheater), I got into town around 4.00 p.m., Friday afternoon.”
Read: The Mothman Festival: Reviewed »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on September 18th, 2014
“If there is one thing that can be said with any degree of certainty about Bigfoot, it’s that it has an undeniable ‘here one minute, and gone the next minute’ aspect to it…”
Read: Bigfoot: A Multi-Dimensional Monster »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on September 10th, 2014
Beyond the Prophecies of Mothman chronicles the thoughts and feelings of several Mothman experiencers and researchers, beginning five years after the attacks (2008-2010). These revealing letters, penned during a wave of odd synchronicities, sightings, and encounters, indicate that Mothman may be a guardian angel of mind-bending proportions.
Read: Beyond the Prophecies of Mothman »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on September 8th, 2014
For more than ten years, amateur folklorist Todd H. C. Fischer has researched hundreds of creatures, monsters, strange locales, heroes and spirits from all across Canada, collecting them here, for the first time, in one comprehensive volume.
Read: A Canadian Bestiary »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on September 2nd, 2014
“I particularly enjoy books that are regional in nature, as they generally offer deep insight into a case that, without that personal, in-the-field approach, would probably remain buried in obscurity. And, I have to say, the Lewis-Voss book does not disappoint.”
Read: Pepie The Lake Monster »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on August 26th, 2014
“The Mothman Squeaks” is the final book in Colvin’s “birdman vocalization” trilogy, which looks at the many ways Mothman communicates. Recent letters from experiencers – penned during a wave of odd synchronicities, sightings, and encounters – indicate that Mothman may be a guardian angel of mind-bending proportions.
Read: The Mothman Squeaks »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on August 26th, 2014
In case you’re around and want to come along, I’ll be speaking at the annual Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia on the weekend of Sept 20-21.
Read: Mothman Festival 2014 »