Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wild Britain!

I've noticed over the last few weeks that the British media have been giving much more attention to the issue of "out-of-place" animals in the British Isles.

In part, this has resulted from this recent sighting of a wallaby on the loose in the county of Cornwall.

It often comes as a surprise to people when they learn that Britain has a number of thriving colonies of wallabies (for more info on this, see my Lair of the Beasts article at Mania.com); but they're definitely there.

And, over the last few days I have been sent various news articles from both regional and national newspapers in Britain that have done a good job of highlighting the rich diversity of wild animals in the country that, under normal circumstances, should not be there, including parakeets, scorpions, Chinese water deer, snapping turtles, coatis, and much more.

And, I say: long may all-things exotic make Britain their home!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Boggy Depot Bigfoot Conference

Check out the new YouTube promo-video for the Boggy Depot Bigfoot Conference, at which me and Ken Gerhard will be speaking in October. All the info on date, location, etc can be found in the promo.

Monsters of Texas: Now Available

I'm very pleased to report that my new book, Monsters of Texas: Strange Creatures of the Lone Star State, co-written with good friend Ken Gerhard, is now available.

If you're in the UK, you can purchase the book by clicking here; and if you're US-based, click on this link.


As some of you will have noticed, I have been offline for 2 weeks. My mother died in the UK on Wednesday, June 9, after having suffered from Alzheimer's for 15 years. Me, my wife Dana, and my dad Frank, would like to extend our deep and sincere thanks to everyone who contacted us to express their condolences and sympathies.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Scottish Monster

Over at Ghost Theory.com, there's a new post on the Scottish equivalent of Bigfoot (or some form of paranormal entity, depending on your own opinion of the evidence, of course!), which can be found right here.

And, in one of those weird little synchronicities that occur from time to time, Loren Coleman tells us about a new movie about to be made on the very same critter!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


A cringe-worthy title indeed! But it aptly sums up Lindsay Selby's latest: on the monster of Scotland's Loch Awe...

Monday, June 7, 2010

Nessie: Dead or Alive???

Michael Newton has an excellent (and very lengthy!) new post that essentially poses the question: are the creatures of Loch Ness still amongst us? Or have they all gone the way of the Dodo? Let's hope the former...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fear The Forest!

Simon Wyatt is a friend and highly skilled artist living in Wales who has a series of graphic-novels coming out in the very near-future that are sure to be of great interest to anyone and everyone who reads this blog, and who has a fine appreciation of spooky woods, glowing-eyed monsters, and dark tales of a truly infernal variety.

I have written a blurb for the first volume of Simon's latest series of graphic-novels (titled Unbelievable: The Man Who Ate Daffodils), and which will be published later this year by Insomnia Publications.

You can find out more about Simon's work right here.

And in the meantime, check out this video from Simon that gives you an insight of what's in-store...

Bigfoot and the Government

Over at Phantoms and Monsters you can find a fascinating new article that deals with the possibility that elements of the U.S. Government (or military) have in their possession the corpses of one or more Bigfoot. And, for the enterprising researcher that may want to dig further into this aspect of the Sasquatch mystery, there are plenty of leads and sources to follow up on!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Exploring All Realms Radio

I'm very pleased to announce that from next Thursday night (June 10) at 9PM EST I will be co-hosting a regular, weekly, 1-hour-long radio show with good friend Raven Meindel called Exploring All Realms. For all the information on times, schedules, guests and more, see: http://apexn.com/

If you are an author, researcher, investigator or eyewitness and want to be a guest on the show, do let us know via this email address. Or, if you are a publisher and would like your authors to be on the show, let us know and we'll be pleased to have them on.

And, if you would like to post the banner for the show to your site, let me know and I'll send it along as an attachment.

Exploring All Realms with Redfern and Raven:

EXPLORING ALL REALMS with Nick Redfern and Raven Meindel is an exciting, vibrant and mystery-packed talk-show devoted to just about everything paranormal, supernatural, cryptozoological and ufological. Each week, Nick and Raven will be speaking with leading investigators, researchers, eye-witnesses and authors in their respective genres as they seek out the truth about the mysteries of this world and beyond, including Bigfoot, ghosts, psychic phenomena, alien encounters, conspiracies and cover-ups. For all the information on times, schedules, guests and more, see: http://apexn.com/

EPISODE 1: We are very pleased to announce that, for the first episode of Exploring All Realms with Redfern and Raven, the guest will be the acclaimed author Brad Steiger. An expert on numerous aspects of the world of the unknown, Brad has penned approximately 170 books, with no less than 17 million copies in print. His huge list of titles include Shadow World; The Werewolf Book; Real Vampires; Strangers From The Skies; and Worlds Before Our Own.

And, on Exploring All Realms, Brad will be speaking with us about his brand new book, Real Zombies: The Living Dead, And Creatures Of The Apocalypse. For more data on Brad, check out his website that he runs with his wife Sherry: Brad & Sherry Steiger's Mysteries and Miracles which can be found at http://www.bradandsherry.com/ Don't miss the chance to hear the words of a true legend in the realms of the paranormal, the supernatural, ufology, and strange creatures!

Nick Redfern is the author of numerous books on the world of the paranormal, including There’s something in the Woods; Science Fiction Secrets; Contactees; Memoirs of a Monster Hunter; and A Covert Agenda. He has appeared on many TV shows, including the SyFy Channel’s Proof Positive; the History Channel’s Monster Quest; the BBC’s Out of this World; and the National Geographic Channel’s Paranatural. He can be contacted at his website: http://www.nickredfern.com

Raven Meindel runs the blogs Raven’s Crypto Haven (http://www.cryptoraven.com/index.html) and Raven’s Mysterious Haven (http://ravensmysterioushaven.blogspot.com/). She has appeared on the History Channel’s Monster Quest, and is the Michigan representative of the British-based Center for Fortean Zoology - a full-time group dedicated to the investigation of unknown animals, such as the Abominable Snowman, the Chupacabras, and the Loch Ness Monster - and has written for the CFZ's in-house magazine, Animals & Men.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A British Big Cat Story

Neil Arnold alerted me to this story from Britain's Daily Mail newspaper on British big-cats...

Zambezi River Monster

Lindsay Selby delves into the world of yet another weird beast of the water:

"The Nyaminyami is a river creature who lived in the Zambezi River and controlled the life in and on the river. It is worshiped by the Tonga people. Said to be a dragon like creature with a snake's torso and the head of a fish. The tonga claim sightings of this creature in the Kariba lake. The lake is known for the tigerfish that dwell in it’s waters but there are over 40 fish species that live in the lake including nkupe, chessa, bottlenose, vundu, barbell and several types of bream. So the waters are very fertile and probably enough to feed a dragon!"

And Lindsay continues her article right here...