Friday, May 30, 2014

Intrepid Magazine

I'm often asked about my explorations of Easter Island.  For a glimpse into this mysterious place and it's iconic statues, check out the latest issue of Intrepid Magazine for my article, Whispers of the Moai.

You'll find a lot of great articles in the mag, including Andrew Collins on Gobekli Tepe, a special feature on the amazing art of Pat Broderick and much, much more.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Strange Intruders Review

Here's a recent review of my book Strange Intruders posted by Seriah Azkath.  Seriah has a podcast called "Where Did the Road Go?"

I've had the pleasure of appearing on the show and he's had some great guests in the past, check out the archives if you have some time and show your support to his blog.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Bigfoot Times

I guess I’m old fashioned, but there’s something I really enjoy about receiving a newsletter in the mail each month. Sure, I know what you’re thinking. This is the digital age, why subscribe to a paper newsletter when there’s plenty of info available with a few clicks at the keyboard?

The news stand is shrinking at a rapid pace has more and more companies find it too expensive to publish paper editions of their magazines. I understand the ease of digital publication, the fact that trees are saved and the ability to do more with graphics, but at the same time, we’re losing something in the process. There’s something tangible about a printed publication that someone has put work and effort into producing.

When I started pursuing world mysteries back in the 1970s, newsletters and magazines were the lifeblood of the community, helping us all keep up with investigations and topics that were current in the field. Yes, I know, nothing beats the speed of Facebook and Twitter, but I still have stacks of publications from years of exploring the field and, despite google, I still find myself referring to those old publications. They’re treasure troves of information, much of which is not available on the Internet.

Thankfully, there are still a few ‘real’ publications around. One of them is The Bigfoot Times. A small, informative newsletter that I enjoy reading and occasionally, contributing to. The Bigfoot Times comes out consistently each month. Daniel includes sightings, interviews, book and conference info and reviews and more.

Friend and fellow Bigfoot researcher Daniel Perez has been the publisher and editor of The Bigfoot Times since 1979. As Daniel says;

“When I started publishing the original BigfooTimes [correct spelling] in 1979, I may have been the youngest editor of a Bigfoot newsletter ever and now, approaching my 50th birthday, I may end up as the oldest editor of a Bigfoot newsletter as well.”

Stop by the Website, check it out and, if you have any interest in Bigfoot, subscribe, you won’t regret it.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Monster Week 2014


 Animal Planet’s annual Monster Week begins Sunday May 18th. New specials for this year include “Man-Eating Super Wolves,” “Man-Eating Zombie Cats,” and a new movie, “Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys.” Like last year, Monster Week wraps up with the season finale of River Monsters on Sunday May 25th.


Previews of some of the new shows are on the Animal Planet website:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

RIP Farley Mowat

Canadian nature writer and environmentalist Farley Mowat has passed away at age 92.

Mowat was a prolific author with over 40 books to his credit including People of the Deer, No Man’s River, Born Naked, and Owls in the Family. His bestseller, Never Cry Wolf: Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves was made into a feature film by Disney in 1983.

Mowat started writing early in his life, penning a regular column on birds for the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. He later started his own newsletter, Nature Lore.

During his long career, Mowat received numerous awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award and the Governor General’s Award. In 2012, he was given a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.

Mowat passed away on May 6th, and a private funeral was held on Tuesday May 13th in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada.

In 2012, Canadian publisher Douglas & McIntyre announced plans to create the Farley Mowat Library series that would re-release many of his most popular titles with new cover designs and introductions.

Mowat’s claim to “never let the facts get in the way of the truth” earned him praise and criticism but his books remain a great resource of wildlife stories and nature lore.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ghostman Q&A

Here's a quick Q & A I did for Mark Anthony Raines over at his Ghostman blog:

I believe that when you are destined to explore the unknown, it finds you as much as you find it.  As a child, I was always drawn to the mysteries of the world, Ancient lore, tales of ghosts and cryptids, psychic phenomena, mysterious sites such as the pyramids and Easter Island and much more.  When I reached my teenage years, I began to meet people who were able to point me in the right direction to start exploring these mysteries.  I began to investigate on my own and learned much through trial and error and by attempting to follow in the footsteps of such luminaries as Charles Fort, John Keel, Hans Holzer and others.  In the 1970s, I discovered Fate magazine and soon after, “In Search Of” debuted on television, I was hooked and have pursued the strange since then.

My only agenda is to put information out there and inspire others to pursue these topics and ask their own questions.  The more people who peer into the unknown, the more we’ll all have to discuss and explore.  For me, the more answers I find, the more questions I have.

I have several projects in the works.  A couple of more books are already in the pipeline to come out and a few others in various stages of completion.  There’s also a video project in the works and some other exciting things.  I’ll be making several appearances at conferences this year, both in the states and abroad.  My blog and Facebook page are the best ways to keep track of new releases and updates on my work.

Check out Mark's site for Q & A's from other folks in the field, along with lots of great post on current stories: