The date of April 24th is upon us. Celebrate with me the release of my book today! I’m over at Lake Champlain, hunting Champ animals with a Nippon TV crew, but I’ve left this message to be posted here. I’ll mention again how much help you can be to my book and, yes, so many other authors trying to convince publishers this is a cool subject, by buying the 2007 edition of Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nation’s Weirdest Wonders, Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures on April 24th! Why should we let only, for example, the diet books, [...]
Published in a California newspaper: Sea Serpents Visits the Indians Up North Victoria [British Columbia], April 14. — Officials of the cabin station at Bamfield are speaking of the story that a sea serpent from forty to sixty feet long and with a head like a horse has been seen off the station. The cabin operators say, in letters to the local newspapers, that Indians had been telling of the existence of a sea serpent, but the stories were not credited. David Osborne, one of the officials, says that a week ago the animal was seen from the cable station [...]
After I posted this morning’s blog “Flashback: Thirty Year Ago – South Dakota Bigfoot,”” about a Bigfoot flap taking place in 1977, Scott Maruna at The Anomalist commented: “Come to think of it, there were a lot of flaps going on that year.” Indeed, there were. The anniversary of the Dover Demon sightings (April 21-22, 1977) is rapidly approaching. On April 21, 2007, I’ll be a guest on the “Dover Demon” 30th Anniversary Special (“Dover Demon” is a chapter in Mysterious America), from 10 pm to Midnight, on the Eastern Spooky Southeast broadcast, on WBSM-AM, 1420 AM, New Bedford, Massachusetts. [...]
Coming in the April 2007 issue of TAPS Paramagazine are two contributions by me on the importance of Bigfoot statues across North America, with a listing of some of the highlights awaiting you out there. The spread is illustrated with some great photographs by Tom Yamarone. Below are three of the more famous selections. Can you name where these statues are located? Can you name other statues of Sasquatch in other places? Of Lake Monsters? Of other roadside attraction cryptids? Photographs by Tom Yamarone; used by permission.
The author of The Opopogo – My Journey with the Loch Ness Monster, Harry Horse, 46 (real name: Richard Horne), his dog Roo, other pets, and his ill wife Mandy, 39, have all died in an apparent mass suicide. The Scotsman is reporting on January 11, 2007, that Horne, his wife (multiple sclerosis saw her confined to a wheelchair at 39), and their pets were found Papil, on Burra, Scotland, on January 9, victims of an apparent assisted suicide and suicide pact. Richard Horne, better known as Harry Horse, a famed children’s book illustrator, author, and cartoonist of the bizarre [...]
$500 Reward Offered for Picture of Sea Serpent Monster With Sheep’s Head Often Seen in Okanogan Lake, British Columbia. Okanogan, Wash. [sic] — With a standing offer of $500 for a snapshot of the strange creature noticed repeatedly in Okanogan lake, across the line to Canada, local residents and many adventurers are living along the shores watching daily for the expected appearance of Ogopogo, as Indians have designated the monster. The sea serpent report emanating from the northern lake is not a fairy tale, for affidavits of well known people are on file at Vernon, B.C., to prove they observed [...]