Dead bear on Staten Island

Dead Bear on Staten Island

Out of Place in NYC I woke up this morning to the news of the discovery of a dead bear on Staten Island. For those who don’t know, Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City. Overall, Staten Island is much more suburban than the other 4 boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, […]

Flock of Sheep in Brooklyn

A Flock of Sheep in Brooklyn?

Yes, A Flock of Sheep in Brooklyn I’ve always been fascinated by the Fortean concept of out of place animals. History is riddled with stories of animals being seen and encountered where they shouldn’t be. I have actually done a number of stories on these kinds of sightings. Monkeys, kangaroos, baby elephants, and large cats […]

The Ghost of South Brooklyn

The Ghost of South Brooklyn

For the past two weeks, my “Throwback Thursdays” of the paranormal have focused on bizarre creatures – the Wildman of Rockaway Beach, and the Coney Island Monster. But this week, I’ll be focusing on a ghost that haunted the intersection of two streets in South Brooklyn, New York, back in 1890. Now before I proceed, […]

Coney Island monster batman

The Coney Island Monster

Coney Island has always been a special place for me. As a kid, my parents would bring me to the boardwalk to visit the New York Aquarium and grab some hot dogs and french fries at Nathan’s Famous, the iconic hot dog stand. As I got older, I’d take trips on Sundays with my father […]

Wildman of Rockaway Beach

The Wildman of Rockaway Beach

Anyone with an interest in Bigfoot is aware that New York has its fair share of Bigfoot sightings. Sure, when most people think of New York, they are mainly thinking of New York City – skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty, subways, Time Square, and millions of people. It’s the city that never sleeps. But most […]

Subway Snake New York City

Huge Snake Spotted on NYC Subway Platform

One fascinating aspect of cryptozoology that tends to get overlooked time and time again is that of out of place animals. People tend to be drawn to the more bizarre creatures, such as Bigfoot, Mothman, the Loch Ness monster, or el chupacabra, which is completely understandable. But I think it’s equally fascinating to have known, […]

Monkey on the Loose in Massachusetts

Monkey on the Loose in Massachusetts

I’ve always been fascinated by out of place animal stories. There’s just something so subtly unsettling about them. Because ultimately, they can’t all just be escaped circus animals or exotic pets. When I was 5 years old, there was a report of a baby elephant seen in my neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Nothing ever […]

Fort Wadsworth Staten Island EVP

EVP at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island

An Unusual Storm The weather over Staten Island on the night of August 3rd, 2019, was unusual to say the least. My wife and I first noticed it as we drove home from a party. Isolated flashes of lighting, pinkish-orange in color, with no thunder. The lightning appeared at first to be localized behind a […]

Montauk Monster of Staten Island

Montauk Monster on Staten Island?

Staten Island is famous (or infamous) for many things, but monsters and cryptids are not really among them. Sure, we’ve had lots of UFO sightings, creepy clowns, mystery sounds, alligators in the sewers, and even a Bigfoot sighting back in the ’70s, but sadly (for me, anyways) we don’t have a cryptid, a Staten Island […]

Alligator found in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, bathtub

Alligator Found in Staten Island Bathtub

Most people are familiar with the urban legend of “alligators in the sewers,” especially here in New York City. And a good portion of those people probably still believe it’s just that, an urban legend. But it has actually happened (and there are many “out of place” animal reports in addition to this one). But recently the NYPD […]