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Lair of the Beasts: The Boggy Creek Monster by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(March 17, 2012)
For more than a century now, dark and disturbing reports of a strange and horrendous beast known as the Fouke Monster have circulated among the locals in southern Arkansas. Described as being a large, hairy man-like creature, the marauding thing is said to

Lair of the Beasts: Born to be Wild by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(March 03, 2012)
One of the areas of Cryptozoology that particularly fascinates me is that relative to so-called “Wild Men of the Woods.” Not so much Bigfoot-style creatures, but definitive “feral people” who, whether due to unfortunate circumstances or choice, hav

Lair of the Beasts: Little Bigfoot by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(February 27, 2012)
Comments, observations and incidents relative to Bigfoot are commonplace in my Lair of the Beasts articles. But: what about Littlefoot? That’s right: Not all of the hairy, humanoid creatures said to inhabit the darker corners of our world are large, lumb

Lair of the Beasts: The Origins of a Monster Hunter by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(February 18, 2012)
I thought, for this weekend’s post, I’d change things up a bit and do something slightly different.

Lair of the Beasts: Origins of the Werewolf by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(February 11, 2012)
“Even a man who is pure of heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolf bane blooms and the autumn moon is bright,” was the message immortalized in the classic 1941 film, The Wolf Man. And it’s a message that many have taken,

Lair of the Beasts: An Irish Monster by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(February 04, 2012)
Neil Arnold – the author of many acclaimed books, including Monster!; and The Mystery Animals of the British Isles: London, says: “There is nothing like a chilling ghost story,” adding that “one of my favourite ghoulish tales comes via Reverend Arc

Lair of the Beasts: Hairy Giants by Nick Redfern, Columnist
(January 28, 2012)
Countless books have been written about those strange and elusive hairy man-beasts that are said to stealthily co-exist with us: the Bigfoot of North America, the Yeti of the Himalayas, the Yowie of Australia, and the Yeren of China. And a significant numb

Lair of the Beasts: A British Werewolf by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(January 21, 2012)
With the new Underworld: Awakening movie starring Kate Beckinsale finally among us, I thought that I’d make this weekend’s Lair of the Beasts feature one for fans of all things of a lycanthrope-style nature. It’s a feature that focuses on the forty-y

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters vs. Roswell! by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(January 14, 2012)
No, the title of this particular feature is not a reference to a brand new Japanese Godzilla movie, despite the fact that it kind of sounds like it should be! But, it probably is the strangest title that I have ever applied to one of my posts here at Lair

Lair of the Beasts: A Creature of Controversy by Nick Redfern, Columnist
(January 07, 2012)
Lisa A. Shiel is the author of a number of thought provoking books on the controversy surrounding Bigfoot, including Backyard Bigfoot, The Hunt for Bigfoot, and Bigfoot Beginnings. And, right now, she has a new book out, the Sasquatch-themed title, Creatur

Lair of the Beasts: Seeking the British Bigfoot by Nick Redfern, Columnist
(December 31, 2011)
While reports of Bigfoot-like hairy wild men abound throughout Britain, there is one area of the country that seems to attract more than its fair share of such activity: Castle Ring, in the county of Staffordshire. Located near the village of Cannock Wood

Lair of the Beasts: A Monstrous Graphic Novel! by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(December 24, 2011)
Available right now is a brand new graphic novel written and illustrated by a friend of mine who lives in Wales named Simon Wyatt. Its title is Unbelievable: The Man Who Ate Daffodils, and it is a fine tale of terror guaranteed to attract the attention of

Lair of the Beasts: The Dogman of Michigan by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(December 17, 2011)
If you have followed the written output of Linda Godfrey and her work on werewolf-style entities seen in the United States, then you'll definitely want to grab a copy of her book: The Michigan Dogman: Werewolves and Other Unknown Canines Across the U.S.A.

Lair of the Beasts: Keep Out! by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(December 03, 2011)
Area 51, Hangar 18, Montauk, and the Dulce Base: these are just a handful of the many and varied select, highly-classified installations about which the governments of the United States, Australia, China, Russia, the United Kingdom and elsewhere prefer we,

Lair of the Beasts: The Monster Rats of Roswell by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(November 26, 2011)
Over the years, I have come across some very strange stories of the monstrous variety, but I thought I’d share with you the following one, which just about comes close to beating them all!

Lair of the Beasts: The Ape-Man of Sumatra by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(November 19, 2011)
Just published by Britain’s CFZ Press is a brand new book from Richard Freeman, of the Center for Fortean Zoology, one of the very few full time groups in the world dedicated to uncovering the truth behind Bigfoot, the Yeti, sea-serpents, the Chupacabra,

Lair of the Beasts: A Monstrous Beginning by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(November 12, 2011)
People often ask me how on Earth (or, perhaps, even off it!) I got involved in investigating, researching and writing about the weird and enigmatic worlds of the paranormal, supernatural, ufology, monster-hunting, creature-seeking, and cryptozoology. Well,

Lair of the Beasts: What is the Loch Ness Monster? by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(November 05, 2011)
Two-hundred-and-fifty-million years ago, movements in the earth’s crust led to the creation of a huge rift across Scotland that, today, is known as the Great Glen. As the centuries passed, the deeper parts of the Glen filled with water, and it now exist

Lair of the Beasts: Real Nightmares! by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(October 29, 2011)
This is excellent news: Visible Ink Press has just unleashed upon us a great new project from that legendary master of the macabre himself, Brad Steiger. Of course, the surfacing of the books right now is perfect: it’s just in time for Halloween!

Lair of the Beasts: An Underground Hoax by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(October 22, 2011)
Beyond any shadow of doubt, one of the ever-present problems that those of us who investigate sightings and reports of strange creatures and monstrous beasts have to deal with is the issue of hoaxing.

Lair of the Beasts: Black Dogs and Ball Lightning by Nick Redfern, Columnist
(October 15, 2011)
The photo that accompanies this article shows just an old English church, right? Well, yes, that’s exactly what it shows.

Lair of the Beasts: A Creature in the Yard by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(October 08, 2011)
Something weird started to happen in our back-yard in late August of this year. While out watering the grass one evening, I stumbled upon a decapitated mole in the grass, which I thought was kind of odd, but didn’t think too much about it.

Lair of the Beasts: Monster Hot-Spots by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(October 01, 2011)
It is one thing to receive reports of a strange creature – whether Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or the Chupacabra – seen in one particular locale. But it’s quite another thing entirely to get multiple reports of several different unidentified beas

Lair of the Beasts: Northern Monsters by Nick Redfern, Contributing Expert
(September 24, 2011)
Several years ago the British-based Center for Fortean Zoology – one of the very few groups in the world dedicated to investigating strange creatures on a full-time basis – embarked upon an ambitious project. The idea was to publish a series of books o

Lair of the Beasts: Texan Monsters by Nick Redfern, Columnist
(September 17, 2011)
Back in 2001, I spent some time in a small West Texas town just outside of the city of Lubbock called Littlefield. And while there – and specifically after word got around the area that I worked as a writer of books on the worlds of UFOs, the paranormal,