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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Quest for Bigfoot - An Unknown Species ( trailer)

I keep my mind open so I'll be trying to watch this when it starts.  Hopefully, it will not be a Finding Bigfoot type programme (though it seems likely).

Hearing knocks and finding a tree branch bent over...hmm. End part sounds interesting!

Friday, 29 July 2016

About The "Mystery" Books

So, I was asked: "Why don't you actually tell people your books are currently all available at reduced prices?"
I think I must have stared blankly.  I thought I had.

That's age!

Let me explain because I should have done so way back.

The Red Paper: Canids is over 40 years of work and research compressed into one fully illustrated and referenced volume.  For that reason the normal price is a piddling £20.00.  However, back in May I reduced the cover price for a limited time to £10.00 and my intention is not to keep it that low much longer since it is a 50% discount! 

And the Truth About Spring Heeled Jack was discounted to more than 50%. It will cost you £7.00 rather than the normal £15.00.

Some Things Strange & Sinister is over 300+ pages and fully referenced, illustrated and opening up files I'm accumulated over 40 years.  Normally the book would cost £25.00 but is currently on sale for £15.00!

Some More Things Strange & Sinister, again, is 40 years worth of work and another big volume that should be £25.00 but is currently £15.00.

Pursuing the Strange & Weird: A Naturalist's Viewpoint, again, incorporates decades of work and opinion into a volume that, normally, should cost you £20.00 but is currently only £15.00. So, another bargain!

These reductions were all made specifically for readers of this blog and there is a cut off point of mid-August.  Everything goes back to the normal price because giving the books away isn't the plan!

Having just checked -I did announce these were special offers in May.  So, I'm not as senile as I first thought!

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Terry Hooper [A very brief] Biography

Born in Bristol,England, 6th June,1957,Terry became interested in nature and wildlife at around 5-6 years of age.  While attending Greenway Boys School, the interest in science and mysteries of nature increased resulting into several local investigations of mysterious (natural) phenomena.  At the same time, having accidentally picked up a copy of Brinsley le poer Trench's (later Lord Clancarty) “The Flying Saucer Story”, Terry began studying UFO reports and local sightings.

Between 1977-2007, Terry  acted as a wildlife consultant to UK police forces on exotic animals living in the UK.  Being a noted naturalist, he has also worked with other wildlife specialists and universities and his name is on several technical papers.  In 1974,Terry set up the Bristol UFO Investigation Team (BUFOIT), joined the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA), covering much of the West of England as an investigator and Regional Investigations Co-ordinator. 

Circa 1976,Terry joined the oldest UK UFO group, the British Flying Saucer Bureau (f.1952) and became an investigator, later Head of Research & Investigation and also editor of the UFO News Bulletin. 

In 1977,as an attempt to promote more scientific approach to UFO investigation, Terry set up UFO International (see Sachs, M., Encyclopaedia of UFOs).

Having established contact with Lord Clancarty and Air Vice Marshal Sir Victor Goddard (a former Head of RAF Intelligence and outspoken UFO believer), in 1977 Terry, along with late colleague Franklyn A. Davin-Wilson, visited London for a meeting with Clancarty, Goddard and others having submitted a document calling for a National Aerospace Commission (NaComm).  Terry was asked to mount an unofficial investigation into all aspects of the UFO phenomenon –a limited fund for travelling and living expenses was agreed upon.

In January,1978,the Anomalous Observational Phenomena Bureau (AOP B) began its work building up a data base on every aspect of UFOs –historical cases, trace, physio and psychological, animal disturbance, EM cases and much more. 

Original members of the AOP B were:~

Graham F.N.Knewstub              [deceased]
Dave Cowdy                              [deceased]
Franklyn A.Davin-Wilson         [deceased]
Terry Hooper

Between 1978-1984 there was much unofficial assistance given to the Bureau by professional astronomers (some publicly skeptical), former members of the Armed Forces, Air Ministry, Ministry of Defence as well as serving members of the Armed Forces and Police Forces.  A network of UFO investigation & research groups was set up including GUFOI&RG  (Gloucestershire), Wessex UFO I&R Group (Somerset), Wiltshire UFO I&R Team and so on.

Much of this cooperation continued well past the closing of the Bureau in 1995, though Governmental changes in policy since then have restricted any cooperation.

In 1984 a 2000 pages “British Report On Unidentified Flying Objects [UFOs]” was completed.  This was later reduced to 1500pp on editing.  Lord Clancarty, Sir Victor Goddard and others, including members of the House Of Lords UFO Study Group, stated that the Report was “…the closest thing the UK will ever have to a Project Blue Book”.

Although copies went to the Ministry of Defence and Sir Victor kindly passed copies on to former subordinates and ex-heads of RAF Intelligence, private UFO groups and Ufologists condemned The Report without even having seen the Summary offered.  The Report is currently being up-dated with more contemporary evidence being added.

Terry also edited the in-house AOP Bulletin.

Apart from this work Terry has specialized, since 1974, on Close Encounters of the Third Kind/Entity cases and provided the data for BUFORA to contribute to Ted Bloecher’s HUM-CAT.  He has also written many articles on Ball Lightning, meteorites, astronomy, CE-3Ks and Alien Entity cases as well as reporting on UFO incidents (of which he has investigated approx. 2000 since 1974).

Terry re-opened the AOP Bureau on 1st January,2006 to continue the original work, aligned to no other groups or investigators.

Current study includes cases involving non-humanoid alien-entities associated with UFOs, video footage evidence and continued study of “spooklight” phenomena.

Back in the 1970s Terry was also a consultant for the Kentucky UFO Investigators League, a member of the Society for the Investigation of The Unexplained (SITU), of which he operated a UK branch –investigating the Dead Aquatic Creatures of Canvey Island and other incidents. 

Terry also maintained links with Bigfoot/Sasquatch researchers  such as The Bay Area Group (BAG), Bigfoot Investigation Team, Dmitri Bayanove, etc..  Terry maintains files on lake and sea creatures, ghosts and most other unexplained or explained phenomena he has looked into –these include ghosts and hauntings.

As of 2016, Terry has written three books on unsolved/solved mysteries –Some Things Strange & Sinister (2009), Some More Things Strange & Sinister (2011), Pursuing The Strange And Weird (2012) as well as one book on Canids including UK mystery canids and the history of foxes –Red Paper: Canids (2012).  He is currently working on a new book – From Beyond Time & Space.

From 2011 on, Terry has also published on the highly popular Anomalous Observational Phenomena blog.

Initial contact should be via email:

You Love Mysteries? The Weird? The Strange?

If you enjoy reading the posts on the AOP Blog and you have never read one of the books I've written then you are missing out of a lot!

Please support continuing research as well as meals buy buying a book -you shouldn't regret it!

For Lovers Of The Strange and weird!

I'll keep pushing these because there are decades of referenced work in them.  Being a naturalist, artist and what-not does not pay a wage.  These books are how I am supposed to eat and pay bills. Interesting that most sales are outside the UK though...

More on that in another post!
Yes, folks, just a few of the things I've investigated are included in these books -all fully referenced and including photographs and illustrations once thought lost.
Canids, in the form of foxes, I'm still studying -and learning!

The Red Paper: Foxes, Coyotes, Jackals, Arctic Foxes and Wolves in the UK

 One for those interested in Wildlife -or cryptozoology!
The Red Paper:CANINES vol.1
 Terry Hooper
The Red Paper: Canids
A4 (21 x 30cms)
202 Pages 
Photographs, illustrations and maps
Price: £10.29
Ships in 3–5 business days

By the 1700s the British fox was on the verge of extinction and about to follow the bear and wolf having been hunted for sport for centuries. 
The answer was to import thousands of foxes per year for sport. But foxes kept dying out so jackals were tried. Some were caught, some escaped. Even wolves and coyote were released for hunting and "country folk" were very far from "happy" -some even threatening local hunts -one intending to release a wolf for a hunt- with legal and other consequences.
The summation of over 40 years research by the noted naturalist and former UK police forces exotic wildlife consultant reveals the damnable lie of "pest control" hunting but also reveals the cruelty the animals were subject to and how private menageries as well as travelling shows.
Private menageries, or single exotic "pets" as well as travelling shows helped provide the British and Irish countryside with some incredible events such as the 1905 "vampiric" sheep killer of Badminton, the mystery hounds of Cavan and Coyotes of Epping Forest.
The Girt Dog of Ennerdale is also dealt with in detail -was it a tiger? A Tasmania Thylacine? This book gives the exact facts and details for the first time.
Up-dated 2013 edition includes a section on sarcoptic mange in foxes and treatment plus a list of wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres in the UK.

Some Things Strange & Sinister (2013 -up-dated)

Some Things Strange & Sinister
A4 Format
358 pages
Heavily illustrated
Price: £15.00
Ships in 3–5 business days

After more than 40 years as an investigator and more than fifty as a naturalist,the author has opened some of the many files he has accumulated dealing with such things as.. 
The Terrifying Events At The Lamb Inn, The Ghosts Of All Saints Church, Dead Aquatic Creatures of Canvey Island, captured bigfoot like creatures in India -all exclusively presented for the first time and with new added research previously unseen. 
PLUS a vastly expanded section on Spring-heeled Jack! 
Photographs, maps, line drawings and up-dated to make 358 pages looking at Things truly Strange and Sinister. 
Cryptozoologist,Ghost Hunter,Ufologist or Fortean:this book has something for everyone -including the just plain inquisitive! 
Foreword by Travis L. Whitehurst
        de occultis non judicat ecclesia                                                                    
        The Bristol Rocking Horse
        The Terrifying Events At The Lamb Inn
        The Coonian Ghost
        The Ghosts Of All Saints Church
        His Luminous Chamber
        The Late Reverend Dr. Blomberg
        And More Ghost Stories
        The Thomas B. Cumpston Case
        The Chupacabra
        The Strange Case Of The Gotherington Gargoyle
        What’s Tall,Hairy And Vanishes?
        Mystery Beasts Of Ireland
        The Creature Of The Dump
        The Strange Creature Of Repton Woods
        The Bizarre Legends,Crimes And Truth About Spring Heeled Jack
        The Black Beast Of Darmstadt
        The Nameless Thing Of Berkley Square
        The Terrifying Case Of The U.S. Naval Transport
        The Case Of The Ghost Lear Jet
        Ghost Planes,Crashes And Dead Aquatic Creatures
        The Mitchison Loch Ness Monster Video
        From The Deep Below To The Air Above –USOs
        Aerial Encounters Over Austria
        A Crashed UFO In 1790?
        Angel Hair
        Quimper-Corentin:Where “Thunder Fell”
        Strange Aliens From Space
        The Llandrillo ‘Saucer’ And Other Crash Retrievals
        Transient Lunar Phenomena,Alien Structures And Moon Vegetation
        Whiddon Down-Saint-Jean-du-Guard:Impossible Correlations?
        The Venezuelan Horror
A Final Word.

Alleged piece of crashed UFO from Berwyn Mountains, Wales.

 Some More Things Strange & Sinister 

Some More Things Strange & Sinister

Terry Hooper-Scharf
327 Pages 
Heavily illustrated
Price: £15.00
Ships in 3–5 business days

Follow-up to the hugely successful Some Things Strange & Sinister.
For those interested in Ufology, cryptozoology, hominology, unusual natural history, ghosts and mysteries in general.
The secret history of gorillas in the UK -before they were officially  'discovered'. The history of  the Wild men of Europe, the UK and US: something that in the 1800s become very "pop culture"  Very pop culture and totally forgotten today!
Hominology. Sasquatch and Bigfoot -is there evidence for their existence?  No sitting on the fence here -the Patterson-Gimlin film is looked at as well as other evidence.  The Author's conclusions? You might be surprised.
Giant snakes. Amazons. The Giant serpent of Carthage. The Girt Dog of Ennerdale -another big cult 'creature' amongst paranormal and cryptozoological circles. The Beast of Gevaudan -what was it and were there really descendents of the creature in the 19th century -one of which was actually brought to London? 
 Believe it or not more than one incident of historical crocodiles cases in the UK.  In fact, far more than even the Author had thought .
And, after more than a century of claims by 'researchers' that it no longer exists: The Silent City of Alaska and the near legendary 'lost' photograph taken of it.
 This and much more. Updated with extra pages and photographs.


Pursuing The Strange And Weird -A Naturalist's Viewpoint (2014 up-date)

Pursuing The Strange & Weird:A Naturalists Viewpoint

Terry Hooper-Scharf
249 Pages
Price: £15.00
Ships in 3-5 business days.

UP DATE -From Dead Aquatic (Humanoid) Creatures, the giant squid and yet undiscovered sea creatures; submarine and ships crews encountering true leviathans.
There is a fully expanded section which also refers to the so-called ‘Ningen’ sightings and video footage.
Extinct animals at sea that have been re-discovered. The subject of Sasquatch and other mystery Hominids around the world is dealt with including a look at the “Sasquatch-killer”, Justin Smeja.
Dr. Bryan Sykes and his DNA test results for TVs The Bigfoot Files as well as the controversial Erickson Project and Dr. Melba Ketchum’s Even more controversial Sasquatch DNA test results.
Also included are two early French UFO entity cases that still baffle. Ghosts, strange creatures and the Star-Child hoax. All dealt with by the naturalist and pursuer of the strange and weird


  The Bizarre Legends, Crimes And Truth About Spring Heeled Jack (2014

The Truth About Spring-Heeled Jack  
Terry Hooper-Scharf

53 Pages 
 Dimensions (centimetres) 20.98 wide x 29.69 tall  (A4)
fully illustrated and referenced
Price: £7.00
Ships in 3–5 business days

The terror and mystery created by “Jack The Ripper” has been the subject of countless books, magazine articles as well as movies and TV documentaries. Ask anyone if they have ever heard of Jack The Ripper and it is doubtful anyone would respond with a “no idea.” 
By that same token, ask people who “Spring-heeled Jack” was and you would be lucky to find anyone who had ever heard of him. 
Spring-heeled Jack was the subject (loosely) of a film The Curse of the Wraydons (1946) and Dominic Keating also appeared as Spring Heeled Jack in the 2010 film Sherlock Holmes by The Asylum film company. The character has also featured in both American and British comic books and a number of books, for both children and adults. 
But the fact that the Springald held the country –not just London– in a grip of terror much longer that the Ripper did is all but forgotten except for some half-truths and fanciful theories. 
Now be prepared to read the full story of Spring Heeled Jack

Airplane-Sized Seabird with Teeth Discovered in Antarctica


A relative of the giant seabird discovered, taken at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC by Ryan Somma

The remnants of a seabird the size of a small airplane (with teeth!) has been discovered on the Antarctic Island of Marambio.
Scientists found only a remnant of the humerus, which is the arm bone, but could still easily determine that the specimen was one of the oldest Antarctic birds known to science.
Argentine research base where fossil was found on Marambio Island, Antarctica
This particular species was known for its “pseudo-teeth.” Pseudo teeth are made from the bone of the jaw and are covered in a beak-like material.
Because the teeth weren’t serrated, researchers gather that they were used for grasping and swallowing rather than tearing and shredding prey.
pelagornithid 1
According to a study by Marcos Cenizo of the Provincial Museum of Natural History, the bird is estimated to have existed between 49 and 53 million years ago in the Lower Eocene Epoch.
The ancient seabird belongs to the prehistoric family pelagornithidae, which is a cousin to the goose and duck family. Pelagornithids existed for nearly 60 million years before mysteriously going extinct 2 to 3 million years ago.
Pelagornithids were extremely large birds with wingspans over 20 feet. Given the size of the humerus, scientists estimate that this particular bird had a wingspan of 21 feet.
The lightweight bones of pelagornithids probably allowed them to fly long distances over open ocean as modern-day seabirds do today. We can only imagine what a sight that must have been!

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Ayrshire -Ostrich With Young. Common Sense Approach To Capture -or simply kill?

BBC News and, let me tell you, there are a few ostriches out there living wild. Also, the police tend to shoot and kill them because "they are big aggressive birds".  No ostrich has ever been darted or taken alive -the RSPCA and SSPCA never raise objections.

Animals living in the countryside -no one being harmed. Plenty of time and patience will catch them BUT it's far better "fun" for a game hunt.

No. I have no respect for the way police, RSPCA nor SSPCA handle any of these cases.

Ostrich family on the loose near Ayrshire village

A family of ostriches has been spotted on the loose around an East Ayrshire village.
The Scottish SPCA said there had been several sightings of the adult bird in Patna last week.
They have advised members of the public not to approach the adult ostrich which will be protective of its young and could become "extremely aggressive" if it believes it is being challenged.
It is unclear where the ostriches have escaped from.
Animal Rescue Officer Alistair Hill said: "Anyone in the area who spots the ostrich or its young should call us as soon as possible on 03000 999 999 so we can keep an eye on where these birds are.
"We are warning members of the public not to approach the adult ostrich and to especially avoid approaching its young as ostriches can be very protective and can become extremely aggressive."

Yes -An Octopus Walking...On Land.

Something I wanted to post but kept forgetting.  In Some Things Strange & Sinister  I wrote a chapter entitled "The Nameless Thing Of Berkley Square" -it concerned mysterious deaths and hauntings at a fashionable London home.

Now one of the theories was that the "slithering horror" might have been an octopus that had dragged itself up out of the sewers and later returned there.

Now I ridiculed the idea (I still do not believe that any octopus was involved) of a land octopus because despite tales I'd never seen such a thing.  Now I have and you can also. Its odd and no hoax.

Then go here for scientific takes on this.

Monday, 25 July 2016

There Is A Robin In My Garden....And He KNOWS He Is The Boss!

They reckon a robin can live 1-2 years. 


'Experts' -"X" =Unknown and "spurt" is a drip under pressure.

"Sparrowhawks will not chase birds in hedges!"/ "Sparrowhawks do not come back to retrieve what is left of a dead bird"/ "You will not find Jackdaws, Rooks or Crows living in close proximity to one anothers nests!" -witnessed and noted all of this.  "No. It was not a Peregrine falcon on your fence!" It was 8 feet (just over 2m) away in bright sunshine and the nesting area of the Avon Gorge is not a couple minutes flight from where I lived.

"Experts" read a lot of books but seem to hardly do any observational work of their own.

*There is a cafe in Park Street, Bristol where a greying old robin comes down to tables and he was there for more than 5 years (not been there in a year so not sure if it is still there). 

*The one in our garden has been here more than six years and it is the same bird. 

*Someone else I know had a ringed robin (bird that had a ring put on its leg in the nest) come into her garden for over 8 years. How did she know it was the same one? Same number on the ring that also had an odd blue stain on part of it. She saw it first when her grand daughter was born and the last time after the grand daughters 8th birthday.

The one in my garden is an old grey-wing now and I wish my camera was better but...

Obituary: The 13th Earl of Haddington

This obituary in The Telegraph appeared on the 15th July. I missed it so thanks to the person who drew my attention to it.

The 13th Earl of Haddington, who has died aged 74, was a landowner, conservationist, photographer and explorer of the paranormal.

The Earls of Haddington are a great Scottish dynasty, descending from the feudal baron Walter de Hamilton, also an ancestor of the Dukes of Hamilton and Dukes of Abercorn. The family seat of Mellerstain in Berwickshire is a lightly castellated masterpiece by Robert Adam with one of the finest views in Britain.

None of Haddington’s noble predecessors could have had more grace and originality or been held in greater affection by those who knew him, indifferent as he was to age or any sort of classification. His father, the 12th Earl, was eulogised as Chaucer’s “verray, parfit gentil knyght”. The same applied to his only son.

As a hereditary peer Haddington sat for 13 years in the House of Lords until reform deprived him of his seat in 1999. Opponents of this measure  argued that it turned a uniquely varied  legislature into one of mundane conformity, as if a preciously preserved bio-diverse meadow had been replaced by a pesticide-drenched mono-crop.

Haddington exemplified the loss. Among his recreations he listed beekeeping, keeping finches and “cerealogy”, by which he meant an expert knowledge of crop circles. Yet this was only the tip of the iceberg. Among his many skills were ballooning and the construction of hovercrafts, in one of which he explored an Amazonian tributary. Both activities signalled his interest in physics and mechanics.

His healing powers, assisted by the use of rock crystal, gave him a Merlin-like presence in the House. Many swore by his treatment, which he  dispensed on request, at exhausting physical cost, to peers, peeresses and staff alike. When Andrew Festing painted his official group portrait of the Lords debating the 1995 Queen’s Speech, his friend Haddington jovially agreed to pose for the joke figure of “the slumbering Earl” on the government side.

John George Baillie-Hamilton  was born at Mellerstain on December 21 1941. His father, a Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire and distinguished veteran of both World Wars, was a noted horseman and forester. His mother was the Catholic Sarah Cook, who played an important part in the formation of the Edinburgh Festival. His sister, Lady Mary Russell, was a maid of honour at the  Coronation.

Haddington’s marked transcendentalism first showed itself when he was two. He was terrorised by the ghost of a German pilot killed in a bomber-aircraft crash on the Mellerstain estate. His silence caused adult concern but he dared not betray its cause. At Ampleforth his japes were legend, and he broke the school record for the punishment of writing lines. Bomb-making involved one near-fatal detonation; but his release of an industrial quantity of laxatives into the school reservoir failed to achieve the desired disruption.

He survived the course thanks to Father Walter, his housemaster, a droll sympathiser with the anarchic tendencies of youth. His education was completed at the University of Tours and Trinity College, Dublin, both conducive to his adventurous spirit: he was a champion slalom skier and a ferocious opening bowler for the Oakland Raiders, Trinity’s cricket team, with whom he toured Australia.

After university he hitch-hiked the world, exercising his talent for photography, which he exploited professionally in London on his return. A lasting achievement was his photographic reflection on Sir William Keswick’s Henry Moores on the moor at Glenkiln, Dumfriesshire. Sir William was the first patron to place modern sculpture in the wild,  and Moore always considered Glenkiln, which included figures by Epstein and Rodin, the best siting of his work. The collection has now been withdrawn due to vandals. Haddington’s book of photographs, Glenkiln (Canongate), is its memorial. Another inspired assignment, commissioned by Sir Jocelyn Stevens, was to instil some of the magic and mystery of Stonehenge into English Heritage’s guidebook.

In 1975 Haddington saved the world famous  Border Bows company, providing premises at Mellerstain for its factory. It ensured he was the most knowledgeable member of Scotland’s Royal Company of Archers, the monarch’s official bodyguard north of the border.

His interest in the paranormal  alerted him early to the corn circle phenomenon. He was a sponsor of The Cerealogist magazine, initially edited by his friend John Michell, the radical-traditionalist author and antiquarian; and he could tell at a glance whether a circle was paranormally genuine or trodden by hoaxers.

Haddington succeeded his father in 1986 and death duties forced him to sell the family’s East Lothian home, Tyninghame, and part of its estate. In the best tradition of such sporting naturalists as Lord Grey of Fallodon, Major the Hon Henry Douglas-Home (BBC Scotland’s “Bird Man”) , and the great conservationist Sir Peter Scott, Haddington, a first-rate shot and fly fisherman, in 1997 founded the charity Save Our Songbirds (SOS) with its accompanying magazine The Bird Table.

SOS later merged with Songbird Survival, of which he was a director. In all these exploits he was hugely supported by his second wife, Jane Heyworth, whose father, John Heyworth, created the Cotswold Wildlife Park at Burford. Together they shouldered the increasingly heavy responsibilities of managing Mellerstain, a house open to the public, and the remainder of the Tyninghame estate, and both played a full part in Border affairs. Among several public offices Haddington was Vice President of the Border Union Agricultural Society, Honorary President of the East Lothian Angling Association and Patron of Kelso Rugby Club.

His son, George Edmund Baldred, succeeds him as 14th Earl. Haddington married first, in 1975, Prudence Hayles (dissolved 1977); and, secondly, in 1984, Jane Heyworth, who survives him with their son and two daughters.

The 13th Earl of Haddington, born December 21 1941, died July 5 2016

You Hear "EVP" Recordings.....But WHAT Do You Hear?

This may interest some out there so if you are in the area and can spend the time to help....

"If you are aged over 18 I would like to invite you to take part in a research project which I am currently undertaking as part of a Psychology PhD at the University of Central Lancashire.
The study will investigate what people report hearing when listening to sound clips where it is unclear what is being heard. It will look at connections between a number of different personality measures and characteristics and see if these affect what people report hearing.
The questionnaires used in the study cover a broad range of topics, which include attitudes and belief in the paranormal and life after death, religion, loneliness, mood, drug use, and other possibly sensitive subjects.
You should be aware that this study does focus on themes concerning the paranormal and life after death, and if you think this may upset you, you may not wish to participate.
If you are interested in taking part, or would just like to know more, please email for further information."

Sunday, 24 July 2016

In Every Country, In Every Ocean and Sea....There ARE Mysteries

Rather than look at visitor stats I wanted to find out where people viewing this blog were living.  After all, people interest me far more than numbers!

Here are the stats along with countries providing the most views from Monday, 18th-Sunday 24th.

Pageviews by Countries

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
United States
United Kingdom

So looking at the views for today only from direct clicks to CBO (not through social media or other sources) we find:

Pageviews by Countries

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
United States
United Kingdom

And, as I noted on another blog, if I took a snap shot of visits by country every hour the countries mix and come and go.  After all, it's 23:00 hrs, BST in the UK so, somewhere, it is the middle of the morning, lunch-time, afternoon, evening or early A.M. -if I were insane enough I would take a snap shot each hour for 24 hours to show the number of countries.  But I'm not that mad!

The first thing that I would like to do is say THANK YOU to you for taking the time to visit and read what is on offer here.

But here is the thing: the country you live in. The seas, rivers, lakes -at some time or other things are seen there. UFOs. Hairy bipeds. Strange and unidentified creatures walking, swimming, flying and crawling. And I will never know!

I know that, to date, not a single appeal on this blog has ever received a response -not once- but, if only one or two people reported or forwarded items on incidents (please if you did in English) that take place in their country. What we might read and learn.

Have the days of people interested in mysteries really gone?  In the 1970's - early 1990's I received news-clippings, reports and other items pertaining to the strange and weird each week -some times getting a funny look from the mailman!  Now there is only You Tube fakery and hoaxing. All the true investigators seem to have retired -from frustration.

I know, I'm probably never going to hear from anyone but I always live in hope. After all, the only alternative is to believe that the Golden Age of investigation is long gone and I need to retire to my books.

I would love someone to prove me wrong!