- Mania.com



LAIR OF THE BEASTS ARCHIVE

Results:    
Category:    

Details:



Showing items 26 - 50 of 234
<<  <  1 2 3 4 5 >  >>  


Lair of the Beasts: Monsters and Ghosts by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(March 30, 2013)
When it comes to trying to ascertain the true nature of British Bigfoot and wild man encounters – which is a deeply fraught and difficult task at the very best of times – the theories are as wide and varied as they are controversial and thought-provoki

Lair of the Beasts: Origins of a Monster by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(March 23, 2013)
Many people have heard of the legendary Abominable Snowman or Yeti. It’s the Himalayan equivalent of the United States’ famous Bigfoot. But not so many, perhaps, know of the origins of the beastly man-monster of the snowy peaks. It’s a reportedly dia

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters of the Movies by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(March 16, 2013)
“So, what are your favorite monster movies?” That was a question put to me in January of this year, when I was lecturing on the mystery of Bigfoot at the Austin, Texas-based Museum of the Weird. Well, first off, I can tell you which ones aren’t my fa

Lair of the Beasts: Bigfoot: The Problem of Food by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(March 09, 2013)
Many researchers of the Bigfoot phenomenon take the view that the hairy, man-like beasts are some form of unknown ape. Or, they suggest that the creatures may represent a surviving, relic population of the presumed long-extinct, ancient ape known as Gigant

Lair of the Beasts: On the Monstrous Road by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(March 02, 2013)
Last week, here at Lair of the Beasts, my subject-matter was the top three expeditions I’d like to go on in search of strange and enigmatic creatures. My choices were to search for (a) the massive, presumed-extinct, Australian monitor lizard called Megal

Lair of the Beasts: Monstrous Expeditions by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(February 23, 2013)
Now and again I get asked something along the lines of: “What strange creature, which you haven’t yet searched for, would you like to chase down?” Well, it’s a good question. The world is a very big place and there are a lot of weird beasts out the

Lair of the Beasts: A Ghost-Ape Lurks by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(February 15, 2013)
In her 1883 book, Shropshire Folklore, Charlotte Sophia Burne detailed a deeply curious tale of a bizarre, ghost-like ape encountered near woods surrounding an old stretch of English canal:

Lair of the Beasts: From Bigfoot to Nessie by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(February 09, 2013)
On December 21, 1977, the U.S. Government’s Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service published a controversial and thought provoking document titled Are We Ready for “Bigfoot” or the Loch Ness Monster? It began in what was most certainly

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters and Secrets by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(February 02, 2013)
In just a couple of short months from now, I’ll have a new book out with New Page Books. Its title: Monster Files: A Look Inside Government Secrets and Classified Documents on Bizarre Creatures and Extraordinary Animals.

Lair of the Beasts: Tusked Thugs on the Loose by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(January 26, 2013)
The life of a cryptozoologist doesn’t just resolve around quests to find Bigfoot, lake-monsters, the Chupacabras, the Abominable Snowman, or sea-serpents. Sometimes, it involves a search for known animals seen in locations in which they have no business

Lair of the Beasts: Tales of the Chupacabras by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(January 19, 2013)
Puerto Rico’s Caribbean National Forest, as El Yunque is known, is an amazing sight to behold: almost 30,000 acres in size, and located in the Sierra de Luquillo, which is approximately 40-kilometers southeast of the city of San Juan, it was named after

Lair of the Beasts: A World War Wild Man by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(January 12, 2013)
Across what used to be Soviet Central Asia, as far west as what are parts of Europe, and as far east as Mongolia, reports have long proliferated of hairy creatures known as Almas or Almasty that seem to be far more akin to men than they do apes; although t

Lair of the Beasts: Animals in Warfare by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(January 08, 2013)
History has shown that when war breaks out, and as chaos and carnage rule on high, agencies of government often employ the use of some decidedly novel technologies to try and defeat the enemy. And, more than a few of those same technologies have involved o

Lair of the Beasts: A Mystery Down Under by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(December 28, 2012)
An undeniably very weird animal in terms of its appearance, the thylacine was a distinctively striped marsupial that looked like a cross between a coyote, a hyena and a tiger. As is typical of marsupials, and as is most famously seen in kangaroos, the crea

Lair of the Beasts: Britains Big Cats by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(December 14, 2012)
For decades, people all across the United Kingdom - from the cold northern realms of Scotland to the southern-most borders of England – have reported sightings of large cats, very often the size of mountain-lions and equally often completely black in col

Lair of the Beasts: Creatures of the Psychic Kind by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(December 08, 2012)
For decades, the US Defense intelligence Agency has delved deep into the mysterious worlds of psychic phenomena, extra-sensory perception, and the paranormal powers of the human brain. But, the DIA has also focused on the mind-skills of other living creatu

Lair of the Beasts: In Search of a British Monster by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(December 01, 2012)
The huge forests of the United States are home to Sasquatch. The Abominable Snowman roams the Himalayas. Australia has a similar beast, the Yowie. In China there lurks a giant, bipedal creature called the Yeren. From the Caucasus Mountains in Eurasia stori

Lair of the Beasts: Monster Diary by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(November 24, 2012)
Anomalist Books have just published a new book from me: Monster Diary: On the Road in Search of Strange and Sinister Creatures. This is the second title of mine they have released on the subject of strange and unknown creatures; the first one was There’s

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters, MIB and Menace by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(November 17, 2012)
Fredrick William “Ted” Holiday was born in 1920, and was a well-known journalist, angler, crypto-zoologist, and wildlife specialist. Largely prompted by sensational newspaper stories of the early 1930s, Holiday devoted much of his life to investigating

Lair of the Beasts: Creatures and a Conference by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(November 10, 2012)
It’s true to say that I have pursued reports of Bigfoot, and other mysterious, hairy, man-like beasts just about here, there and everywhere. But, only once have I chased the creature while I was actually speaking at a conference! Yep, evidently, when you

Lair of the Beasts: The Creature of the Lake by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(November 03, 2012)
There can be very few – if, indeed, any - cities, towns and villages in the world that do not have at least one ghostly legend attached to them. But, just occasionally, a locale can boast of not just one resident spirit, but a veritable army of the walki

Lair of the Beasts: The Strangest Monster of All by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(October 27, 2012)
Occasionally I get asked: what’s the strangest unknown animal lurking in the woods, jungles, or mountain-ranges of our world? Well, first and foremost, there are plenty of them! And, second, each and every one of them is undeniably odd. After all, how el

Lair of the Beasts: Blood Sucking Monsters by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(October 13, 2012)
Mention the word “vampire” to most people and, depending on their age and the era in which they grew up, it will inevitably provoke a wide variety of imagery. For some, it will be 1940s-1960s memories of black-cloaked characters roaming around creepy,

Lair of the Beasts: A Monster among the Graves by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(October 05, 2012)
A cemetery in Guadalajara, Mexico that is noted for its highly decorative architecture, pillared buildings, elegant tombs and spacious, tree-enveloped grounds, Panteon de Belen was built in 1848 and closed its doors four years before the dawning of the twe

Lair of the Beasts: A Werewolf of the Woods by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(September 29, 2012)
It all began in April 2007, when a well-respected group of paranormal investigators – the West Midlands Ghost Club – traveled out to the Cannock Chase woods of Staffordshire, England to investigate newly-surfaced reports of what witnesses described as