Well, last night was the final episode - ever - of the History Channel's Monster Quest series. And they certainly went out in style - and controversial style too!
The episode was a good one, in the sense that it presented some very notable testimony concerning Werewolf/Dogman type creatures seen roaming around the woods of northern USA. In addition, Linda Godfrey (of Hunting the American Werewolf and Beast of Bray Road fame) and Raven Miendel (of Raven's Mysterious Haven) made valuable and welcome on-screen contributions about the Werewolf phenomenon.
Much of the show, however, was devoted to a study of the highly controversial Gable Film, said to show a Werewolf-type beast filmed in the 1970s and making a meal of the cameraman in the process.
Sadly - and maybe inevitably - it was revealed to be nothing more than a hoax. And, although the film now resides in the realm of fiction rather than reality, this should not take away the fact that there is still a highly impressive body of witness testimony available that is relative to the Dogmen of Michigan and Wisconsin - so let's all remember that, and focus on the positive.
Here's Linda's thoughts on the Gable Film saga.
And, I noted while reading Linda's post that - further down - she talks about being invited onto Nikki Sixx's radio-show! Sixx is, of course, the bassist in one of my all-time favorite bands: Motley Crue!
And, now that Linda is hanging out with the Crue, perhaps I should mail her my spare black-leather jacket and a few skull-rings...?
Finally, Raven has prepared her own statement on the Gable affair too, which makes for very good reading.