H.P. Lovecraft’s World of Dreams

In his essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature,” H.P. Lovecraft explains that fear is the oldest and most basic human emotion. Fear of the unknown is the root of all fear, as death and pain are more prominent within the human mind than something like pleasure is. As a result, we tend to put more emphasis […]

Book Review: The Real Men in Black

The Real Men in Black by Nick Redfern Whether people are interested in UFO lore or not, most are at least marginally aware of the phenomenon known as the Men in Black. This is due in large part to the 1997 Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones movie entitled (ironically enough) “Men in Black.” And while the […]

True Giants: Is Gigantopithecus Still Alive?

True Giants: Is Gigantopithecus Still Alive? by Loren Coleman & Mark A. Hall I first got my review copy of True Giants: Is Gigantopithecus Still Alive? a few months back, when it was originally released. Loren Coleman was nice enough to send me a copy before I even knew the book was coming out. At the […]

Book Recommendations: The Casebook of Carnacki and Haunted Media

I wanted to hop on and tell you a bit about a course I’m taking this semester, which I think may be of interest to you guys, our readers and fellow paranormal fans. Currently I’m working on finishing up my Master’s degree in Media Studies from The New School University , and I can’t tell […]

Monsters of New Jersey – Book Review

Monsters of New Jersey: Mysterious Creatures in the Garden State by Loren Coleman and Bruce G. Hallenbeck “As in all investigations in New Jersey, as elsewhere, it is best to approach your quest with an open mind, critically, skeptically, and patiently.” I suppose it’s fitting to start my review of Monsters of New Jersey: Mysterious […]

Field of Screams: Haunted Tales from the Baseball Diamond, the Locker Room, and Beyond

Right now is about the point in baseball season when you’re either feeling confident in your team’s abilities to earn a shot at the playoffs, praying for a miracle to boost their rankings, or wishing football season would just get here already. Like it or not, baseball season is still in full swing, and so […]

The Mothman Prophecies

The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel I’ve known about Mothman for years. I’ve been reading books on the unexplained ever since I could read, and just about every compendium about monsters or mysterious beings has an entry on Mothman in it. But until recently, I had never read what most would say is the ultimate […]

Alien Agenda

It’s a comprehensive history of the phenomenon, and very detailed, for the most part. A newcomer to the field could gain a wealth of knowledge from reading Alien Agenda, but armchair ufologists will learn a lot as well.

The Field Guide to North American Hauntings

Lots of the famous hauntings in here, from Amityville, to the Winchester Mystery house, as well as lesser-known haunted places, such as the Conference House (a favorite of mine). Also, many of the entries have a related picture, to help you better visualize the spooky scenery.

Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes in America

Overall this is a great book, especially to newcomers to the field of cryptozoology, but even us armchair cryptozoologists can enjoy it. I’ve read just about everything ever written on Bigfoot, and I still loved this book (not to mention I learned a thing or two).