Friday, March 7, 2008

Texas Mysteries: A Forthcoming Lecture

Hidden Headlines of Texas by Chad Lewis is an excellent book published last year and available at Amazon for purchase.

This is a real gem as it details countless little known newspaper articles on all-things weird in the state of Texas from the latter part of the 19th Century to the early years of the 20th Century.

I wrote the Foreword to the book and - living in Dallas, Texas myself - I can safely say that if you are even remotely interested in the historical weirdness of the Lone Star State, then this is a book you will most definitely not want to miss.

As for cryptozoology and weird animals specifically, how you can resist learning about (a) the mystery puma of Whitewright; (b) the story of the seven-legged calf; (c) the 40-foot-long tapeworm that was removed from a child’s stomach; (d) the shaggy Wildman of the San Antonio River; (e) giant eagles; (f) a ten-horned cow; and (g) the Lovecraftian pig-baby of Groesbeck.

And the good news is that Chad is coming to Texas next weekend to promote his book. Here's the Press-Release for those that may want to attend his lecture:

Bizarre Texas History

Denton TX – UFOs sightings in the Texas sky are not a new phenomenon; in fact, a mysterious airship was reported in Denton in April 1897. Chad Lewis, author and paranormal investigator, will explore this sighting and other bizarre stories reported in turn-of-the-century Texas Newspapers.

Join us at the Emily Fowler Central Library at 502 Oakland Street, March 15, 2008 at 3:00 for this fascinating presentation cosponsored by the Denton Area Paranormal Society. Copies of the book “
Hidden Headlines of Texas” will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Laura Douglas, Special Collections Librarian, at 940-349-8749 or at

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