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Lair of the Beasts The Svokan: Myth vs Reality by Nick Redfern, Monster Hunter and Columnist
(September 22, 2012)
Who would ever have thought that an entire range of mountains could be considered definitively monstrous? Probably not many, that’s for sure. But, it can definitely be said about the spectacular Caucasus Mountains situated in Eurasia, between the Caspian

Lair of the Beasts: A Genuine Dragon? by Nick Redfern, Monster Hunter and Columnist
(September 15, 2012)
Just like its famous cousin off the coast of Florida – the infamous Bermuda Triangle – the Devil’s Sea, which is situated near Miyake Island, and approximately one hundred kilometers south of Japan’s capital city of Tokyo, can also claim to be resp

Lair of the Beasts: Ghostly Animals by Nick Redfern, Monster Hunter and Columnist
(September 08, 2012)
Back in the mid-1800s, the U.S. Army embarked upon a little-known, but fascinating, project to try and counter the severe problem of so many of its pack-horses dying in the overwhelming heat of the southwest, and particularly so in a certain part of the Ca

Lair of the Beasts: Real-Life Baskerville Beasts by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(September 01, 2012)
Imagine the scene: it’s late one cold, dark, winter’s eve in a little old hamlet in central England. You’re walking home, along a winding, tree-shrouded old road with only the light of an eerie full moon to illuminate your path. But, as you continue

Lair of the Beasts: A Monster on the Mountain by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(August 25, 2012)
Situated on the southern tip of the vast and mountainous Cascade Range – which encompasses parts of British Columbia, California, Washington State, and Oregon - Mount Shasta is a huge, all-dominating peak that, at nearly fifteen thousand feet, is the fif

Lair of the Beasts: The Last Mammoth? by Nick Redfern , Columnist and Monster Hunter
(August 18, 2012)
The Mammoth was a majestic and legendary creature that roamed the lonely wilds of North America, the vast expanses of Western Europe, and the harsh, frozen lands of northern Russia during the Pleistocene era, and which is generally accepted as having final

Lair of the Beasts: A Vietnamese Monster by Nick Redfern , Columnist and Monster Hunter
(August 11, 2012)
In July 2009, the construction began of a truly massive bridge over the Han River, home to the South Vietnam city of Da Nang. With a planned overall length of more than 2,200 feet and a width of 123 feet, it will, when finally completed in late 2012 or ear

Lair of the Beasts: The Creature in the Castle by Nick Redfern , Columnist and Monster Hunter
(August 04, 2012)
Situated just west of Forfar, Scotland, Glamis Castle is referred to by Shakespeare in Macbeth; Macbeth of its title having killed King Duncan there in 1040. And it is also at the castle where assassins murdered King Malcolm II in 1034. In addition, Glamis

Lair of the Beasts: The Nightmarish Black Dog by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(July 28, 2012)
For centuries, the ghostly Black Dog, or Devil Dog, has been an integral part of British folklore and mythology, as well as the world of monster-hunting. Generally described as being much larger than any normal hound, its coat is utterly black, its eyes bl

Lair of the Beasts: Bigfoot: The UFO Controversy by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(July 21, 2012)
Right now, I am putting the final touches to a new book – to be titled Wildman! – that will be an in-depth and extensive study of a very strange and controversial subject: Bigfoot in Britain. Not a subject that you hear too much about, but one that ver

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters and the MIB by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(July 07, 2012)
Pretty much everyone has heard of the Men in Black. But: what about Women in Black? And what is their connection to strange creatures? Read on...

Lair of the Beasts: A Monstrous Worm by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(June 22, 2012)
September of this year will mark the 50th anniversary of one of the strangest and most mysterious creature-type reports to have ever crossed my path. It’s made even weirder by the fact that it was secretly investigated by the British Royal Air Force!

Lair of the Beasts: Mothman on the Move by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(June 16, 2012)
A vile, winged nightmare equipped with a pair of glowing, red eyes, the Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia is undoubtedly the most infamous of all the many and varied sky-beasts that have made a name for themselves within the annals of Cryptozoology.

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters: Should You Tell? by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(June 02, 2012)
If, one day, you happen to be in the position of seeing a strange and unidentified creature – whether a Bigfoot, a Loch Ness Monster, a Chupacabra, or one of the many other bizarre beasts that numerous people believe inhabit the dark and mysterious parts

Lair of the Beasts: Wild Britain by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(May 26, 2012)
Although most of the things I investigate are sightings of animals that mainstream science and zoology fail to recognize as having any firm basis in reality – such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Chupacabra - I also spend a lot of time researc

Lair of the Beasts: Birds of the Ominous Kind by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(May 19, 2012)
Much of early to mid 2010 was overshadowed by my mom’s increasingly poor and fragile health. She had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s while still in her late fifties, some fourteen years earlier. And taking into consideration the truly nightmarish situa

Lair of the Beasts: A Monster-Sized Mistake by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(May 12, 2012)
When it comes to reports of Bigfoot, I’m pretty sure that the vast majority of people I’ve interviewed who have claimed sightings of such creatures are utterly genuine, honest, looking for answers, and have indeed seen something very weird. And, occasi

Lair of the Beasts: MIB and Monsters by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(May 05, 2012)
Coming later this month, as you may very well know, is Men in Black 3 – starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin. And, as readers of my Lair of the Beasts columns may know, I have written extensively about not just strange creatures, but also

Lair of the Beasts: A Ghost at Loch Ness by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(April 28, 2012)
No less than 250 million years ago, massive and violent changes in the Earth’s crust carved a gigantic rift across a specific area of the landscape of Scotland, which has since become known as the Great Glen. Over countless millennia, the huge, basin-lik

Lair of the Beasts: British Mermaids by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Author
(April 21, 2012)
While the controversial notion that the United Kingdom might actually be the home of living, breathing, flesh and blood mermaids will inevitably, and quite justifiably, be greeted by many with the rolling of eyes and loud hoots of derision, it is an undeni

Lair of the Beasts: A Monstrous Yearbook by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(April 20, 2012)
Out right now is a brand new book published by Britain’s Center for Fortean Zoology, one of the very few full-time groups in the world that investigates such strange creatures as the Abominable Snowman, the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch, and the Chupacabr

Lair of the Beasts: Werewolves of Scotland by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Author
(April 14, 2012)
Make any mention of “strange creatures” and “Scotland” in the same sentence, and for most people it will surely conjure up graphic imagery in the mind of the nation’s most famous monsters: the long-necked, mysterious beasts said to dwell deep in

Lair of the Beasts: The Monster of Bala by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Author
(April 07, 2012)
British-based creature-seeker, writer and adventurer Neil Arnold has an excellent new book out right now that you really need to get hold of, since it contains a significant body of data on strange beasts and Cryptozoology - as well as mountains of materia

Lair of the Beasts: The Monster of Bala by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Author
(March 31, 2012)
Loch Ness, Scotland is home to the legendary lake-monster called Nessie. Lake Okinawa, in British Columbia, Canada can boast of its own water-based beast, Ogopogo. In the depths of Lake Champlain, Vermont lurks a serpentine, snake-like creature dubbed Cham

Lair of the Beasts: Manufacturing Monsters by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(March 24, 2012)
While I am absolutely certain that our planet is indeed home to a whole host of strange and weird beasts that almost defy description, some of them don’t exist in the literal sense; but, rather, incredibly were the creations of none other than the Pentag