Monday, April 16, 2018

The Ozark UFO Gig in Photos

A bunch of photos from the weekend, at the Ozarks UFO gig. A great time! About 600 people turned up and lots of fun!

Friday, April 6, 2018

It's Article Time Again...

1: An article from me on the controversial story of Bob Lazar and Area 51. Lazar's claims usually place people into two camps: those who think that Lazar's story is true and those who think it's bullshit. But, what if there was a third theory/explanation, one which involves mind-games, hypnosis and mind-altering drugs? Here's the article.

2: A two-part article on the controversial issue of Bigfoot in the U.K. Here's part-1 and here's part-2.

3: The issue of man-made (rather than alien-built) UFOs.

4: Possibly the weirdest Man in Black story of all.

5: UFOs seen around military and government installations.

6: The Moon-base that never was.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Man Who Loved An Alien That Never Existed

Over at the Mysterious Universe website, I give my opinion on one of the strangest of all alleged alien encounters, which took place in the Nevada desert in the early 1950s. It's the weird saga of a man named Truman Bethurum.

Monday, March 12, 2018

A New Book on the Loch Ness Monsters

Received in the mail a few days ago and which I'll be reviewing soon. It's the new Loch Ness Monster-themed book from Roland Watson.

I have been waiting for someone to tell this story, as it deals with one of the most interesting aspects of the Loch Ness Mystery, that of sightings on land/on the shores.

You can find Roland's book (titled When Monsters Come Ashore: Stories of the Loch Ness Monster on Land) at this link.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

If Roswell Should Fall...

That's the subject of another new article from me, which addresses how Ufology will cope (or won't cope!) if, one day, Roswell is shown not to have been an E.T. event. You can find it here.

More on the Slenderman

In a new article, I demonstrate that the Slenderman isn't actually the relatively recent phenomenon that most people assume it to be.

Here's the link...


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New Article on the Slenderman...

Over at Mysterious Universe, there's a new article from me on the Slenderman phenomenon and my new book on the subject, The Slenderman Mysteries.

You can find the article here, and this is how it begins:

"Right now, I have a new book out on the Slenderman issue. Its title: The Slenderman Mysteries: An Internet Urban Legend Comes To Life. I interviewed various key figures who have dug extensively into the phenomenon, all of whom provided valuable insights into the phenomenon and how it has caught the attention and imagination of untold numbers of people – and provoked tragedy too. When it comes to the thorny issue of theorizing what the Slenderman really is, or may be, there are few more notable figures in the subject than Ian Vincent, who I spoke with extensively. His writings on the subject include “The Slenderman: Tracing the Birth and Evolution of a Modern Monster,” “Killing Slenderman,” and “Slenderman: Five Years.”

 "Vincent is a long-term student of the occult, a professional magician, and an exorcist. He says of the Slenderman: 'You can project whatever you want on it; it’s neutral. I mean, there is nothing more neutral than a guy in a black suit. But, that completely faceless aspect of it just makes it that little bit more creepy – and there’s the elongated arms, too. Then, there’s this juxtaposition of the mundane – a guy in a suit – into an unusual setting.'"

Monday, February 19, 2018

My New Book on the Slenderman

The Slenderman Mysteries - Publication Date Today

Today is the release day for my new book, The Slenderman Mysteries: An Internet Urban Legend Comes To Life.

And, to give you an idea of the contents, here are a few pictures from the book and the chapter titles (the B&W pictures copyrighted to Simon Wyatt):

Chapter 1: “The best, new mythological creature”
Chapter 2: “It tends to free itself from its makers’ control”
Chapter 3: “Magic and fiction were starting to have a conversation”
Chapter 4: “Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?”
Chapter 5: “Fear of the Gas Man”
Chapter 6: “Consumed by the Slenderman”
Chapter 7: “Waukesha reminds me of A Nightmare on Elm Street”
Chapter 8: “There will be no safety in this house”
Chapter 9: “Demon-possessed”
Chapter 10: “Evil lies in wait for an excuse to bloom”
Chapter 11: “Slenderman is a physical manifestation of our fear of death”
Chapter 12: “And in did come the strangest figure”
Chapter 13: “A slim man in a dark suit”
Chapter 14: “I knew it would be necessary to kill her”
Chapter 15: “A tall, dark and terrifying entity”
Chapter 16: “His arms are impossibly long”
Chapter 17: “There’s no structure to the face”
Author Interviews and Correspondence
About the Author

Friday, February 9, 2018

Vera and Dee Dee Ramone...

Gonzo Weekly is an online music mag I write for. Although it's mainly a progressive rock mag, I get to subvert every issue with a punk column LOL.

My new feature is a Q&A with Vera Ramone King, the widow of Ramones' bass-player Dee Dee Ramone. The interview turned out great! This is the link to the complete article, and the Q&A begins on page 58:

The Slenderman Mysteries: Now Available

Although my new book, The Slenderman Mysteries isn't officially published until February 19, the paperback is already available at Amazon. The Kindle version and the audio CD box-set will appear imminently...

And here's a bit of cool, Slenderman-themed artwork from artist Simon Wyatt, which appears in the book:

And here's the publisher's (New Page Books) info on the book:

It's the dead of night; you are fast asleep. Suddenly, you are wide awake but unable to move. Hunched over you in the shadows is an eight- or nine-foot-tall gaunt entity with spider-thin limbs, dressed in an old-style black suit, its pale face missing eyes, nose, ears, and mouth. You finally manage to cry out. The monstrous thing disappears as suddenly as it appeared.

You just had a terrifying encounter with the Slenderman.

Who--or what--is the Slenderman? His existence began on the Internet, but he didn't stay online. The Slenderman may be a tulpa, a thought-form that can stride out of our darkest imaginations and into reality if enough people believe in it. In May 2014, two young Milwaukee girls almost killed a friend in the name of the Slenderman. Perhaps, like the vast Skynet system in the Terminator movies, the Internet is turning against us--and attacking us with digital equivalents of our own online nightmares.

The Slenderman has come to life. For the first time, this book reveals the full and fear-filled saga.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Final Events, The Collins Elite & Supernatural UFOs

From Phenomena Magazinea good, new, balanced look at my 2010 book, Final Events and the Collins Elite, a think-tank-type group in Government which concluded that the UFO phenomenon has supernatural - rather than extraterrestrial - origins.

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.