Book Review: The Bigfoot Book

The Bigfoot Book: The Encyclopedia of Sasquatch, Yeti, and Cryptid Primates by Nick Redfern I may be a paranormal investigator (or “ghost hunter”in layman’s terms, I suppose), but my main interest has always been in Bigfoot. And honestly, I’m not sure why. I’ve had dozens of experiences that I would consider possibly paranormal, but only one […]

Monsters of New York: Mysterious Creatures in the Empire State

Monsters of New York by Bruce G. Hallenbeck When people think of New York, many iconic images come to mind: the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, subways, Time Square, Broadway shows, crowds, and the general hustle and bustle of the business center of the world. But New York City is only a small part […]

Keep Out!

Keep Out! by Nick Redfern I think it’s pretty safe to say that most people are at least tangentially aware of Area 51, the top secret military base in the Nevada desert that supposedly is the testing ground for captured UFOs, as well as top secret military aircraft. Most people have also probably heard of […]

The Ghost Way

“The Ghost Way” by Lance Smith tells the story of the Ramanakajja family – father Jak, mother Eot and their four daughters – and how the family lived for a brief time on “The Ghost Way,” or land that is supposedly forever doomed to be roamed by demons. Set in Thailand, and written as a […]

Colin Wilson’s Super Consciousness

In his 2009 book Super Consciousness, Colin Wilson describes the phenomenon of what he calls peak experiences. These moments of extreme realization and observation might not be common experiences, but they do happen with some repetition in healthy individuals. In fact, studies have shown that the more aware of this we become, the more likely […]

H.P. Lovecraft’s World of Dreams

In his essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature,” H.P. Lovecraft explains that fear is the oldest and most basic human emotion. Fear of the unknown is the root of all fear, as death and pain are more prominent within the human mind than something like pleasure is. As a result, we tend to put more emphasis […]

Book Review: The Real Men in Black

The Real Men in Black by Nick Redfern Whether people are interested in UFO lore or not, most are at least marginally aware of the phenomenon known as the Men in Black. This is due in large part to the 1997 Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones movie entitled (ironically enough) “Men in Black.” And while the […]

True Giants: Is Gigantopithecus Still Alive?

True Giants: Is Gigantopithecus Still Alive? by Loren Coleman & Mark A. Hall I first got my review copy of True Giants: Is Gigantopithecus Still Alive? a few months back, when it was originally released. Loren Coleman was nice enough to send me a copy before I even knew the book was coming out. At the […]

Book Recommendations: The Casebook of Carnacki and Haunted Media

I wanted to hop on and tell you a bit about a course I’m taking this semester, which I think may be of interest to you guys, our readers and fellow paranormal fans.  Currently I’m working on finishing up my Master’s degree in Media Studies from The New School University , and I can’t tell […]

Monsters of New Jersey: Mysterious Creatures in the Garden State

Monsters of New Jersey: Mysterious Creatures in the Garden State by Loren Coleman and Bruce G. Hallenbeck “As in all investigations in New Jersey, as elsewhere, it is best to approach your quest with an open mind, critically, skeptically, and patiently.” I suppose it’s fitting to start my review of Monsters of New Jersey: Mysterious […]