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‘Lizard Man’ Book

on October 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s October 1, so I thought it would be an appropriate time to reveal the cover art for my upcoming book to be released on Halloween. This time I take on the case of the legendary “Lizard Man” from Bishopville, South Carolina to recount the complete, fascinating story and to shine new light on one of the most bizarre and hair-raising encounters with an unknown creature. During my research trip to Bishopville, I discovered that there’s much more to the story than I first realized… and much more than meets the eye regarding the media’s portrayal of this modern-day ‘creature from the black lagoon.’ All in all, it made for a fascinating research trip and resulted in a book that I think everyone will truly enjoy.

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Monstro Bizarro: Account of the Kraken from 1240

on September 24, 2013 | Leave a comment

Lapham’s Quarterly, a magazine dedicated to history and ideas, posted an intriguing account of the legendary beast known as the Kraken in their “Voices In Time” section. The text was taken from The King’s Mirror, composed in Old Norse during King Hákon Hákonarson’s reign (1217-1263). It tells of the Kraken, a fabled sea monster of Scandinavian invention, which may have originated with a rare sighting of a giant squid.

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Monstro Bizarro: Mothman Festival Sept 21-22

on September 19, 2013 | Leave a comment

The 12th Annual Mothman Festival will be held in Point Pleasant, West Virginia this coming weekend. The festival is an annual gathering dedicated to the mysterious entity known as the “Mothman,” sighted in the area since 1966. The Mothman was described in John A. Keel’s book, The Mothman Prophecies, which also inspired the 2002 feature film of the same name.

The festival features a wide variety of vendors and merchants, live local music, delicious food and a family-friendly atmosphere. The festival sees patrons from all over the world who come to experience the unique atmosphere and learn more about the Mothman.

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘Skinwalker Ranch’ Movie

on August 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Deep Studios, a Utah-based production company, will release a supernatural thriller entitled SKINWALKER RANCH this coming October. The movie, which is centered around the disappearance of a cattle rancher’s 10-year-old son, is based on the allegedly true supernatural phenomenon that occurred at a place known as “Skinwalker Ranch” in Utah. The happenings, well documented in the book Hunt For the Skinwalker, include ghostly lights, strange wolf-like beasts, UFOs, and other unexplainable weirdness.

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘The Woods” Movie Trailer

on July 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

The bigfoot movies just keep coming! Here’s a look at a new one called THE WOODS.

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Monstro Bizarro: Return of the Minnesota Iceman

on June 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s back! The 1960s sideshow attraction known as the “Minnesota Icemen” has resurfaced and taken up residence at the Museum of the Weird in Austin, Texas. The infamous gaff recently turned up on ebay with an asking price of $20,000. It was promptly sold to an undisclosed buyer, which turned out to be Steve Busti, owner of the Museum of the Weird.

Details of the purchase remained a secret until Tuesday night when the Minnesota Iceman was featured on the A&E network show, Shipping Wars.

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘Willow Creek’ Movie Trailer Released!

on June 26, 2013 | Leave a comment

The trailer for Bobcat Goldthwait’s new bigfoot horror film, WILLOW CREEK, has been released.

A few weeks ago I was able to attend a screening of the film. I was excited about this, not only because I would have a chance to visit with Bobcat, but also because Willow Creek is a “bigfoot horror movie.” As a bigfoot researcher and a fan of horror movies, what could be better than a movie that combines the two elements? Especially if it adds historical perspective and real-life settings in the areas of Willow Creek, California, and specifically Bluff Creek where Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin shot their famous bigfoot film in 1967.

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘Bigfoot War’ Being Adapted for Screen

on June 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

Novelist Eric S. Brown announced that Origin Releasing has acquired the motion picture rights to his “Bigfoot War” book series. The series, which started in 2010 with a novelette simply titled “Bigfoot War,” has now grown to seven installments that include rampaging bigfoots, zombies, and even bigfoot zombies!

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘Nightbeasts’ Added to Theatrical Roadshow

on June 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

The bigfoot horror film, NIGHTBEASTS, is set to play on 200 theatrical and drive-in movie screens across the USA starting in June.

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Fouke’s ‘Monster Mart’ Gets More Monstrous

When I started researching for my book, The Beast of Boggy Creek, the first place I visited was the Monster Mart in Fouke, Arkansas. At the time, the Monster Mart was an unassuming little convenience store that only hinted at the town’s big legend. The outside of the store did have a small mural of the creature (made famous by the movie The Legend of Boggy Creek), but the inside merely offered a cheerless curio case and a few old newspaper clippings tacked to bulletin board near the front door. It was better than nothing, but all in all, a rather disappointing display of memorabilia and crude merchandise that, to me, seemed unworthy of the town’s intriguing history.

Since the release of my book, however, there have been some major changes which have elevated the historical recognition of the legend and the curb appeal of the Monster Mart itself.

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