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Lair of the Beasts: A Creature in the Yard (Article) - 10/10/2011 2:05:05 PM

Jon:

There's not much more, if indeed anything else, to add right now. The article covered everything that has happened so far. But, if there are any more developments, I'll definitely post something in the Comments here.

Nick

Lair of the Beasts: A Creature in the Yard (Article) - 10/8/2011 8:02:22 AM

Karas

My wife said we should contact Animal Control and have them bring around a cage or trap to catch it. But I said no.

Frankly, I think the whole idea of a large wildcat roaming around here is very cool.

And you're right: no-one is going to get hurt by  it. Aside from small animals. But that's just nature. So, I'm cool with it wandering around and maybe one day I'll get lucky and get a picture of it.

 

Lair of the Beasts: Northern Monsters (Article) - 9/27/2011 9:33:04 AM

Invisioner:

Thanks for the info! Maybe one day I can get out there and check it out!

Lair of the Beasts: Beware of the Big Gray Man (Article) - 9/15/2011 1:58:47 PM

Karas:

Well....there are more than a few reports that have a far more paranormal (however we define that word!) aspect to them than strictly flesh and blood.

Lair of the Beasts: Creatures of the Spectral Kind (Article) - 8/31/2011 11:07:01 AM

It's worth noting that those running for government office (particularly so in recent years) spend significant amounts of money talking about God and promoting their religious beliefs (purely because it will help them secure votes - it's a totally cynical ploy). But there's no more proof for God than there is for Nessie. So, yep, government's - and people in government or running for government - spend a lot of money on things that are either elusive or just simply don't exist.

Lair of the Beasts: The Werewolf Book (Article) - 8/25/2011 10:59:20 AM

Inner:

Yeah, I know what you mean. Proper CGI werewolves are far better!

Lair of the Beasts: The Werewolf Book (Article) - 8/25/2011 10:56:29 AM

Mosgza:

I meant to say the emphasis is on werewolves, not - as i wrote above - on vampires!

Lair of the Beasts: The Werewolf Book (Article) - 8/25/2011 10:53:52 AM

Mosgza:

It's important to note that the sub-title to The Werewolf Book is The Encyclopedia of Shape Shifting Beings.

In other words, this is a full-length study of werewolves, but of other shape-shifters too - such as vampires (the old legends of a human turning into a bat etc). So, it's not misleading people - it makes it very clear from the cover that it's a study of the shape-shifting phenomenon in genera, but with the emphasis on vampires.

As for the fact that the book has substantial sections on werewolves in fiction, I'm not sure why the Amazon reviewer found this disappointing. After all, the back-cover text makes it very clear that the book focuses on (to quote it) "Television shows, songs and compure games," as well as in "film" and "Internet depictions."

So, yes the book does delve outside of strictly the realm of the werewolf in fact and history, but it's not like Brad doesn't tell this to the reader before they buy the book. It's all made very clear on the cover.

Plus, the fact that the book's sub-title includes the word "Encyclopedia" is important, as that's what it is - its not a chapter-by-chapter study of werewolves. It's an encyclopedic A-Z of data on all aspects of the phenomenon, which is what an encyclopedia is suppposed to be.

I think a lot of people who posted reviews to Amazon simply failed to understand what Brad was doing with this book, or failed to read the blurbs and grasp what it was all about.

But it's still a very good book that I definitely recommend!

Best

Nick

 

Lair of the Beasts: The Weird Weekend (Article) - 8/14/2011 7:59:02 AM

Karas:

Yes, I think everyone agrees that there is no large type of cat roaming the UK that has been around since prehistory. And the likelihood is that most of these are escapees of some sort or another. It's possible too that the present day sightings have nothing in common with the 100 year old cases at all, aside from broadly the same location. In other words, we might not be seeing breeding. We might be seeing small pockets of animals that (for various reasons) were released/escaped into the wild etc, survived a while then died, etc. Then, 50 years later, another one escapes etc - so it looks like an ongoing population (which is less likely), but actually may not be.

Lair of the Beasts: The Weird Weekend (Article) - 8/14/2011 7:56:01 AM

Inner: Unfortunately, no there really isn't. Most S-based confs seem to be geared to just one thing - like UFOs, or ghosts. wherears the WW covers just about everything odd. Maybe one day someone will be ablw to do a States-side WW.

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