Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fantomfest 2013

Fantomfest 2013 is coming up quickly! 
October 4th & 5th

This is going to be an amazing event in San Antonio, Texas, hosted by my friends Brad and Barry Klinge.  Many of you may remember the Klinge brothers from the Discovery show "Ghost Lab."  Brad and Barry pushed into new territory with their innovations on the show, now they're presenting their newest concept, Fantomfest.

Bringing together the paranormal, Hollywood personalities and even freak show entertainers, 2013 marks the first year of this spectacular event.

I have the pleasure of appearing this year, along with cryptozoologists Lyle Blackburn and Ken Gerhard.  We'll be discussing all manner of weird creatures.

Chip Coffey will be on hand for gallery readings and to co-headline with the Klinge brothers.  But there's lots more, stars from the Walking Dead, Adams Family, Storm Chasers and even the Lizard Man himself! 

As if it couldn't get any better, the event is being held in the Menger Hotel, one of the most haunted locations in Texas.  There's a huge vendor area, investigations of haunted locations, lots of VIP events and more.  Don't miss this event!

For further info, check out all the links below and if you make it to the event, be sure to stop by and say hello.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Skinwalker: Shards Linger Reviewed

Because of my extensive work in the southwest region of the United States, one of the things that I’m asked about on a regular basis is the skinwalker.

The term comes from Native tribes of the region and is generally thought to be a human involved with dark magic. Skinwalkers gain the ability to shapeshift into other forms, most commonly a wolf or coyote. They have long terrorized residents of the area and skinwalker lore reaches far back to before the white man came to the Americas.

A few weeks ago, I filmed a segment with my friends at Crypto Four Corners detailing my personal encounter with what appeared to be one of these strange creatures. (included in my post from 9/7/13).
51V3x7CXSDL__SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_There’s very little written about skinwalkers and information is difficult to come by. The subject itself is taboo among the Navajo and many non natives in the region are even hesitant to talk about the topic. That’s one of the reasons that Hoss Lors’ book on the subject is important.

“Skinwalkers Shards Linger” is newly published. While it’s a slim volume of around 50 pages, the quick read is well worth it as Lors details his own disturbing encounters with skinwalkers. Here’s a tidbit from the prologue:

“…a “gifted” skinwalker can assume the shape of any animal provided the man/woman has the skin of the animal. The most common is a wolf and the formation of the skinwalker is half man half wolf or even all wolf-I have seen both.
I am no expert and I have been almost killed by skinwalkers on two different occasions.”

While Lors’ may not consider himself an expert, his personal experiences while living in the heart of skinwalker territory certainly give him a unique perspective, one that gives you a sense of this creature, and the fact that communities in the region live with the reality of these things on a daily basis.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas anthropologist Dan Benyshek is quoted in the book regarding skinwalkers;

“…skinwalkers do all sorts of terrible things—they make people sick, they commit murders. They are grave-robbers and necrophiliacs. They are greedy and evil people who must kill a sibling or other relative to be initiated as a skinwalker.”

A chilling perspective on what exactly these beings may be.

One thing that I found especially fascinating was the revelation from Hoss that Satan Butte and Utah’s Skinwalker Ranch lie on the same longitude. I’ve done a lot of research in the Uinta Basin, the location of the infamous skinwalker ranch. Both the ranch and Satan Butte are focal points for a lot of strange activity including UFOs, time distortions and of course, skinwalkers.

Skinwalker Shards Linger is available from Amazon in both hard copy and e-book.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Further Studies into the Black Eyed Beings

I'm often asked if there are other sources that I recommend for information about the Black Eyed Children.  While a lot of people are only now hearing about the phenomena, it's actually been around for a long time. Two paranormal authors of note wrote about the BEKs before my book came out.

First there's Brad Steiger.  His book "Real Vampires, Night Stalkers, and Creatures from the Darkside" (Visible Ink Press 2010), has a full chapter on Black Eyed Beings.  Brad's books are a wealth of information and essential for paranormal research libraries.

Author Jason Offutt was blogging about the BEKs before that.  His Black-Eyed Children blog was launched in 2008 and can be found at the link below.  Be sure to click into the comments section for personal accounts posted by readers.
Jason is the author of "What Lurks Beyond" a fine book that includes BEK accounts.  He's also written an excellent book on Shadow People.

Many of you are probably familiar with the excellent work of L.A. Marzulli.  L.A. is one of the masterminds behind the Watchers DVD series.  I had the pleasure of being interviewed for volume five of the series and you'll also find an interview with a woman who contacted L.A. about her personal experience with a black eyed child.  Watching this woman recount her experience is something not to be missed.

Finally, Evan Jensen has started a discussion group on Facebook to collect accounts of both black eyed children and another phenomenon, the appearance of people with solid WHITE eyes.  Feel free to join in the discussion by following the link below.

This is just the tip of the iceberg.  A number of researchers and investigators of the weird are intrigued by accounts of black eyed people and are actively tracking accounts both modern and historic.  I expect we'll continue to see more research and writing about the topic.

Brad Steiger's site:

Jason Offutt's blog:

L.A. Marzulli's work:

Evan Jensen's discussion group:

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Four Corners Cryptids

Here’s some video from a recent expedition I did with friends from Crypto Four Corners. Cave Bears, Skinwalkers and more.

Paranormal Review Radio

My recent appearance on Paranormal Review Radio is available in archives.  Listen in as I talk with hosts Luci & Anthony as we discuss a wide range of paranormal topics:

Monday, September 2, 2013

Beast in the Utah Desert

There's a massive complex rising in a remote part of the Utah desert. It's extremely secretive and highly secured, and of course, it's all for our own safety and security.

At least that's what we're told.

Learn more about this sprawling spy complex in my article for the latest issue of Politics, Prophecy & the Supernatural available at: