Thursday, January 22, 2009

Monstrous Reviews

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you'll know that on December 30 of last year, I posted right here 2 links to You Tube videos of me lecturing on the controversial subject of the British Bigfoot (scroll down this page and you'll find them!).

The lectures - and the filming - took place at the Boston, Massachusetts-based Mass Monster Mash gig in October of last year. And for those who may be interested, the new issue (no. 245) of Fortean Times includes a full review from me of the weekend-long conference.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Shugborough Wild Man

The latest issue of TAPS Paramagazine includes an article from me on the strange tale of the hairy wild-man of the ancient Shugborough Hall, which can be found in the heart of Staffordshire, England. With tales of Bigfoot-like beasts on the loose, animal mutilations, and bizarre rites and rituals undertaken in local woods, it's truly one of the strangest "British Bigfoot"-style stories I've ever uncovered. (That's me hanging out at Shugborough on a wintry day about 2 years ago.)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Canal Mysteries

As readers of my book Man-Monkey: In Search of the British Bigfoot will know, encounters with hairy man-beasts are curiously prevalent in the vicinity of old, British canal bridges.

How ironic, then, to learn that a couple of encounters with unknown entities in the vicinity of canal bridges occurred in Pelsall, England - the very village I lived in as a kid!

Now, these cases didn't involve hairy man-beasts; but I do find it kind of weird that I should have written so extensively about high-strangeness in the direct vicinity of canal bridges, only to find out that my home village was an apparent beacon for such activity, too!

Here's the links to the two stories, for those who may be interested:

Story One.

Story Two.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Coming Soon...

I've been tied up with a load of stuff over the last week or so, but later this week I'll have several new posts on British man-beasts: Bigfoot; werewolves; and the Owlman will all be putting in appearances!