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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Unless You Have An Inquisitive Mind Willing To Learn Without Sensationalism...Do Not Read!

I just finished reading two "phenomena" books. I was familiar with some of the cases as they were old and there are many easily available reference sources for them.

But the amount of sensationalism ~a witness who wrote that at the time they felt something had lightly tugged on their coat sleeve is now described as "being attacked by a potential demonic spirit!"  Apparently "This went on for several minutes before the terrified witness ran out of the house".  In fact, the witness had stated he was curious as to what might have, possibly, touched his sleeve "but we continued to talk and slowly walked into the next room"

Slight difference?

Yet these containers of lies, half truths and distortions sell. Because they are sensationalist.

Perhaps that is where I went wrong?

The Golden Years of Investigation and Research Are Over. The Bunko Boys Now Rule

1978/79 RAF Manston, Kent.

Is it just me or does anyone else feel nostalgic occasionally and sit back and think "I enjoyed the Cold War.  It was fun"?

Me then?

Look at me...look at that shirt collar!!  So young. Nose still not quite "lumped out" yet. And hair. Ahem. You know what I miss about the 1970s-1990s?  The chasing and climbing.  There was a lot of chasing odd lights across fields, over rooves and while seated as a passenger in a car that just avoided colliding with a bus. Even up the highest rock conveyer belt in Europe.

Monsters. All sizes. All types.  The weird stuff.  That's the difference today.  About 99.9% of what you see on TV shows and read in books is fake.  Made up or simply ignoring the actual facts to continue a 'mystery'.  People wanting to self promote and earn big money from TV and books rather than seriously investigate and research a case.

We lost our way. No one really cares about finding any real evidence of possible alien landings, of unidenbtified sea creatures or any mystery creature.  Why should they?  It's all better on the TV in the comfort of your living room.  You don't have to go out in the cold and wet or hot sun.  Just sit there snacking, belch or fart and say "Course it's real -I saw it on TV. There!"

Ivan T. Sanderson, Donald E. Keyhoe, Roy Mackal -any number of other pioneers of investigation into the unexplained and strange- would despair today. They travelled jungles, swamps, mountains, down rivers, across seas and more to get to locations and investigate.

And what do we have today?

The internet.  Everything at our finger-tips.  "Hey, Terry -have you heard about this?" or "Hey, Terry -there was a sighting of something weird...."  No. Thousands of you out there reading this blog and nothing. But I'm betting a lot of you do check out all the fake Bigfoot, monster, UFO, ghost and other excretia on You Tube?

Have we really seen the end of true investigation and research?  Are we really in the age where it's better to watch You Tube fakery and TV fakery -and read and listen what the flim-flam men write and say and buy their books?  Pay them to fake, distort and out-rightly lie to us?

I do not want to contribute material that helps that. I've given up.  Material gets stolen from this blog -original research- and gets distorted by alleged 'cryptozoologists' and 'ufologists' for their own means -and to make money.

I post.  No one even thinks to respond.  So I guess it's pointless posting because none of this stuff is sensationalist or interesting enough?

I have books full of cases YOU have never even heard of.  

But its not sensationalist therefore, it seems, interesting.

So be it.

But just in case...

 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

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
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!   

ContentsForeword by Travis L. WhitehurstIntroduction        
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 HorrorA 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

Follow-up to 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

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

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

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