Wednesday, 28 February 2018

It Is NOT Patronising To Advise People To Be Careful

I wrote the following on the Ghost Club's page. I have just watched several videos in which a woman on two occasions with her friend- went into isolated forests, derelict graveyards and old buildings that were partially demolished. They had t-shirts and jeans and in one video light jackets. At one point stones were thrown at them and they thought "something" was watching them from bushes.

I have advised for years that both men and women should not go out at night alone to these places.

One woman, her father was a policeman but WHEN she doesn't say, said that this was ridiculous and the UK was a "very safe" country. Apparently there is nothing legal you can carry to protect yourself in the UK (rape alarms? hairspray or anything else since it is NOT intent to use and arm others and police speaking to womens groups advise using car or house keys or anything to defend themselves (and get DNA evidence).

To prove a point I gave a link to UK statistics for 2017 re. rape cases (rape cases are NOT exclusively females as victims) and on the increase in assaults, etc.

Another woman then wrote "This is all very patronising" but never said WHAT was patronising.

You read this and tell me:

Can I offer some advice? I've been chasing after the strange and weird 40+ years and I never ever went into derelict buildings or isolated areas without someone being told WHERE I was going and even taking "something" for personal protection.
If you go out into old and isolated graveyards, woodlands or semi derelict buildings whether old churches -whatever- be VERY cautious.
I'm not in the position where anyone in or around Bristol is available to go with me. However I take precautions and would never advise anyone to wander around in the dark unless with someone else -including men.
I notice women going out to such places by themselves or with a female friend and, sad though it is, women are at greater risk than most men. Years ago women going out doing night work used to carry cans of hairspray containing ammonia so that anyone tried anything they could fight back.
Last year, in the Essex area (these were confidential conversations so no names -some of the people involved may be on this group) two women out in woods found themselves confronted by a group of men asking whether they were "out for sex" -one of the women looked back the way they had come and shouted out "Reg! Don -come here quick!" and the men ran off.
In Staffordshire -Cannock Chase- two other women were confronted by up to 15 men -some exposing themselves- and asking for sex. This is getting to be a problem as a lot of secluded areas are becoming "dogging" sights. This includes old buildings.
I know of men who have also been confronted by homeless drunks and drug addicts. There are also a LOT of people with mental health issues living rough in woodland and old buildings.
PLEASE if you are going out to any place on a ghost hunt at night have a group of at the very least four and carry something (legal) you can protect yourselves with.
Be aware that some homeless people will throw stones or other items from bushes, follow you and even leave "territory" -signs such as branches bent over or looped together identify an individual's area so others do not intrude. "How am I supposed to know that?" is not an option as that makes it seem the person seeing it as their territory really cares what you think.
It does worry me seeing solo or duos out at night in isolated areas and when saying things on videos like "This isn't the place we were going to originally" it means NO ONE knows where they are.
Please be very careful.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Let's Not Mince Words

I have managed to avoid posting items here.  I am quite adamant that if people cannot support research either from passing along news items or buying books then it's pointless bothering.

All of those who "will need to buy this book!" and have not can I ask you to go away, please.  The bulky new books have not sold any copies other than the ones I purchased myself.  So should I expect people visiting this blog to be interested in buying the books and supporting further research?

Here is the All Time blog views:

Pageviews by Countries

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

So you would think that out of all those views -and views of the posts outlining the books are high- one or two might buy a copy.  But no.

If you want fantasy posts or books full of fantasy and lies go on doing what you do and read those. I have a nice box full of my books and when they get deleted online in March I can sell them as rare and ask a much higher price.

I need to eat and pay bills like everyone else.

Monday, 5 February 2018


No one will probably notice.  However, having worked for over a year solidly on books and promoting them like crazy knowing no one is going to buy is bad enough.  When you suddenly find your face hitting the keyboard you know to stop.

And that is what I am doing right now.  I won't be checking comments or logging in.

Please Support Research By Buying Books


I was actually asked whether I would be publishing any of the chapters from High Strangeness/UFO Contact? or Strange & Mysterious Beasts on the blog.

No. Absolutely not. I tried this with the other books to try to encourage sales and I sold zero copies and was ripped off by people using it as their own research.

The books involve huge amounts of work and even financial input on my part. I am not going to give chapters away. In fact, what I have done is ordered a certain number of copies of each of the books and I have signed them. These are for me to sell when and if I feel like it.

Once the books have been deleted (as explained before) they will not be available again online.

Only I am going to profit from my books.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Was it Really A Werewolf? The Arch Sceptic Bites Back!

Okay, this is how it goes.  I saw this reported on the French Cryptozoologie site, which may have been the one I was banned on for giving facts. Can’t remember but I explained what I thought just by looking at the photo presented and the information given on the radio website.

I note several sites came to the same conclusions using my explanation word-for-word. However, they then decided that it might be genuine or could be a fake or “something else”.

“National Cryptid Society”

“(January 30, 2017) Early this morning, the National Cryptid Society Facebook Page posted an article from WTMJ located in Milwaukee Wisconsin dated January 29, 2018.  The Article was entitled “Great Scott: Wolf Walking like a Human?” and displayed the following image:

“Image from WTMJ credited to Danny Morgan, screenshot from Facebook

“The article stated that a sister station had received an email with the above photo.  An exerpt (sic)from the now deleted article follows:

“A wolf that “ran across the street almost like a man.”

“That’s what Danny Morgan said was the “craziest thing I’ve ever seen” in an e-mail to WTMJ sister station TODAY’S TMJ4.

“Morgan shared that photo which he says was taken on Townline Road in Elkhorn.

“He said he “saw a wolf come cross a corn field and it got up upon its hind legs.”

“Later on in the day the link to the article was removed, however the image remained.
So, there followed comments and an analysis of the photo that was basically the photo and comments that it could be real or a fake.”

Whether the radio station removed the item after I contacted it or because they realised the truth I have no idea. All the talk of the up-coming “Super Moon” and then the Wisconsin Dog-man made all obviously a joke or hoax.

Now, if you have read Strange & Mysterious Beasts, which you haven’t, then you would have read my take on the facts on the Chicago flying humanoids cases. Lon Strickler was involved in that and he pops up here. Here is what the “National Cryptid Society” added as an important up-date:

 UPDATE 2/01/2018     Lon Strickler of Phantoms and Monsters is an author and paranormal investigator known for his investigation and coverage of the recent “Chicago Phantom” sightings.

Lon contacted the witness who photographed the animal.  Lon’s statement emailed to us is below:

“…an investigator is going on-site this weekend. I talked to the witness (Danny Morgan). From what I can tell, he had just dropped his friend off at his home (I’m keeping the actual location under wraps at the moments) He noticed the wolf in the cornfield (on 4 legs) walking towards the road. His camera was handy, because he had never seen a wolf in the wild. He slowed…and when the wolf approached the road it stood up on 2 legs and walked quickly across the road. He said it walked just like any human would…didn’t stumble or look awkward. The wolf was also swinging its front legs, like a human walking. Honestly, I believe the guy….Lon”

I am sending Lon a photograph of a dish sponge covered by a face flannel –it is a genuine “globster” and no doubt I will get his backing 100%.

Canids, domestic dogs, can live quite well using just two back legs. However, they are pets and therefore fed by a human.

Wolves need to hunt for food and nothing is going to stand around waiting for a two-legged wolf to walk up and certainly not stand there as it tries to tear it up –which would also be somewhat difficult.
But LOOK at the photo. It could not be more faked -there are the deformed front legs -one looks more skeletal! Look just above the hind legs and notice how it looks like the top half has been wedged down onto those legs. Then look at the top -chest and shoulders.

This is a fake made up of parts -the photo is poor but it cannot hide the fact it is faked. And all the talk of "Super moon" and Werewolves -quite clearly a hoax or simple joke.
Any yet we have the “National Cryptid Society” stating it is a fake/genuine/something and an ‘expert’ (I write nothing more on that!) and the big time author and paranormal investigator seemingly stating outright that he believes this to be genuine.

Ask again why Science will not accept cryptozoology as a genuine area of research and then read this tripe report and findings again.

Fatuis ubique fatuis

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Am I REALLY An "Uber Sceptic"??

A question cropped up on a Face Book group in which, once again, demons were referred to as the culprits and I responded that I did not believe in demons. The response was absolutism: yes they do.

I have left out names as to include them might be a tad unfair.

I wrote:

"Terry Hooper  There are no such things as Demons -other than the Demons of the Mind. In 40+ years I have been involved (officially unofficially) in looking into UFO cases and I have looked into ghost cases and a great many other areas of research and investigation and I have personally seen and examined people who have had straking physiological effects 'caused' by whatever.

Example. I was about twelve years old and dreamt that I was in a sword fight -no idea why- but my opponent scratched along the upper left hand side of my chest. I woke up and realised I was sleeping with both hands under my back and both had "gone asleep" so I pulled them from under me. I then realised my upper left chest area felt sore so pulled back my pyjamas and there was the welt left by my opponents sword!

In the 1970s a friend of mine had a nervous and physical breakdown so I visited him in hospital daily. He was getting better and one morning I went in to see him and thought he had been involved in a fire -his face was bloated, very reddened and the skin was peeling. Apparently he had some bad news after I left the previous evening 8pm and woke up looking as he did at 4am. I have seen people who have woken to find one entire half of their bodies (vertically divided) reddened as though they had been sun-bathing and the other side normal.

So when I talk to someone involved in these cases I do not go straight to "What did that!" I talk to them and get background information and much more and I explained why in my last book because we have had the example of "Ruth" since the 1970s -explained in detail and though it crosses into other fields my book deals specifically with UFO cases but you cannot look at the paranormal without real knowledge of other subjects that offer explanations.

I have seen weird stuff and I leave open things that quantum physics might explain as they are good theories but just theories. Not all of these people are "crazy" or suffering mental illness as it is defined and should not be dismissed outright without investigation because that is NOT the Principle of Science. Science (established) will not take this field seriously because it does not apply scientific methodology or principles to gain proof -there are far too many expensive "Ghost toys" out there used by the fans. In 40+ years we have moved no further forward in this field than when I got involved in it. Saying that makes me very unpopular!"  

I even put a smiley to show that I was not being "nasty".

I then got this response:

" - I agree with a lot of your post but IMHO you do yourself no justice by starting off by

saying "XXX don't exist". Such apparent closed-mindness should be the reserve of the uber-sceptic that won't even make an attempt to look at the evidence, or indeed the credulous believer who refuses to accept any other explanation. "Demons" in an Exorcist/Hollywood etc. sense may well not exist in the way that they are portrayed, but as ------ alludes to there are cultural issues here too, e.g. what do people think 'demons', 'evil spirits" etc. are? Whether or not one believes or not, none of us can say with 100% conviction that something does or does not exist..."

So I replied:

" ------- "demons" as in creatures from Hell do not exist. In the original Bible there was no fallen angel -Satan. There was no hell. These were later additions to the Bible and it has been translated and mis-translated so many times -the Red Sea parting was in fact the Sea of Reeds -it's all available online at scholastic sources. If there was never any Satan then there was no hell or a gazillion doorways,portals or "hell-mouths" in every house across the USA (if we are to believe TV".

"Uber sceptic" is a silly statement and assessment to make based on the fact that you read one response from me here and I would assume have never read my books nor regularly checked out my blog. Seriously, I do not really care what people who do not know me want to call me.

A good and debatable response would have been "What do you think demons might be?" But that chance has gone. I DID in that response hint at possible origins (excluding -and you really should read The Story of Ruth, or my book in which I discuss this- those created by the human mind and I do NOT mean "imagined").

I've spent almost fifty years at this and not narrowed my focus because that makes you miss all the connections in other fields. When people who are absolutely credible describe seeing a strange creature on land (not Sasquatch) and they display not history or characteristics of Ruth Syndrome and, occasionally, there is possible evidence to support their accounts then you need to ask "Where did It/They come from?"

Look at Quantum physics and the theoretical explanations and possibilities that it opens up for those involved in paranormal research. I have seen poltergeist activity but I did not immediately scream "Demon!" I have seen things that made myself, and on one occasion two others, literally leave an area VERY quickly -something I would never have done years later.

So please do not assess me to be an uber sceptic from just one post -it does not make me look silly.

ps: And, no, you had your chance for discussion and debate. "

You see, I will discuss these things  and I am not, as I hope this blog and my books prove, a sceptic in any other way than asking for evidence.  "Uber sceptic" is very silly as I noted. But I find that unless you want to jump into the "I'm a believer!" or "I do not believe any of this even with evidence" camps you can never have your opinion listened to and discussed.

Maybe I'll get kicked off another group -though the group involved is fairly open to opinions.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

So, Cryptozoologists are 17 years Behind Everyone Else And Object To Truth?

As an example of why I have given up...Cryptozoologie, sur la pistes des bêtes ignorées posted on their Face Book page about "Oliver the humanzee" and stated that it had not been proven that he was not a human-chimp hybrid.  I responded that it HAD been proven (I covered this in one of my books).

Cryptozoologie, sur la pistes des bêtes ignorées: proved? Interesting. Do you have a link

Well, this is old news -1999? but I sent a link from a recognised primate group that referred to DNA test results.  Solid Science.

I got this notification:
Your comment on Cryptozoologie, sur la pistes des bêtes ignorées's post was marked as spam. Review the comment.
17 minutes ago

So I sent this message:

 I responded to your request with a link -this has been marked as spam so I assume you are NOT looking for true answers?

Now I cannot post to the page.

Everything you need to know about cryptozoologists right there.