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Lair of the Beasts: Strange Creatures of Sumatra by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(March 12, 2011)
Adam Davies is a first-class investigator of all-things cryptozoological and monster-themed, and the author of the book Extreme Expeditions, which I most definitely recommend to anyone and everyone interested in knowing what goes on during a quest to seek

Lair of the Beasts: Big Cats and Secret Documents by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(March 06, 2011)
During the early part of 1998, the British Government’s House of Commons held a fascinating and arguably near-unique debate on the existence – or otherwise – of a particular breed of mystery animal that is widely rumoured, and even accepted by many,

Lair of the Beasts: When Creatures Collide by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(February 26, 2011)
No-one, I’m sure, would doubt that any sort of encounter with an unknown animal is going to be considered weird – to say the very least! But, what about those cases where the location in question is rumored to be the domain of not just one, but two or

Lair of the Beasts: Russian Ape Men by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(February 19, 2011)
Secret government files generated in Russia in 1926 under the regime of Premier Josef Stalin reveal the details of an astonishing and shocking story that eerily parallels the scenario presented in H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau. According to the fo

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters of the Skies by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(February 12, 2011)
Within the annals of cryptozoology, encounters with mysterious and monstrous flying beasts are legendary. Throughout my years as an investigator of all-things-unexplained, I have come across countless reports suggesting that the skies of our world are fill

Lair of the Beasts: Wild-Men and Woodwose by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(February 05, 2011)
Only a couple of days ago, I received an email from someone asking me: “What do you think of the phenomenon of the Woodwose?” You may very well ask yourself: what on Earth (or, indeed, off it!) is a Woodwose? Well, I’ll tell you!

Lair of the Beasts: A World War Two Monster by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(January 29, 2011)
When it comes to the controversy surrounding unidentified hairy man-beasts, many people assume – wrongly – that the only two such entities that fall into this particular category are the Bigfoot of North America, and the Yeti of the Himalayas. In reali

Lair of the Beasts: Monster Rumors by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(January 22, 2011)
Within the field of cryptozoological research and the world of monster-hunting, it’s pretty much inevitable that from time to time rumors will surface that are highly intriguing but which remain infinitely difficult to resolve with any firm degree of cer

Lair of the Beasts: Hell Hounds on the Loose by Nick Redfern, Columnist
(January 15, 2011)
For centuries, the ghostly black dog, or Devil Dog, has been an integral part of British folklore, mythology, and the world of monster-hunting. Generally described as being much larger than any normal hound, its coat is utterly black, its eyes blaze like f

Lair of the Beasts: Cats on the Rampage by Nick Redfern, Columnist
(January 08, 2011)
For years, rumors – very often vehemently denied by wildlife officials – have circulated about large and predatory cats roaming the United States, and in locales where they certainly should not be seen. The reality of the situation – regardless of th

Lair of the Beasts: The Sea Serpent Files by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(December 25, 2010)
Located just outside of central London, England is a large and impressive building known as the National Archive. It serves as a repository for declassified and still-classified files from the British Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Army and the British equiv

Lair of the Beasts: Lizard-Men Legends by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(December 18, 2010)
What would you say if someone approached you and said they had seen a bizarre beast that looked like it had stepped right off the set of the classic 1950s movie, The Creature from the Black Lagoon? Sounds crazy? Maybe; maybe not…

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters at the Space Center by Nick Redfern, Columnist
(December 11, 2010)
This week, I’m pleased to announce, my new book is published: The NASA Conspiracies: The Truth Behind the Moon Landings, Censored Photos, and the Face on Mars. And while the book focuses, for the most part, on such issues as UFO sightings by astronauts,

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters and Conspiracies by Nick Redfern, Author
(November 20, 2010)
Most people – if they were even to give the subject some thought – would assume that there could not be any sort of conspiracy theories attached to sightings of strange creatures and unknown animals. They would, however, be very wrong. Indeed, I have c

Lair of the Beasts: More Monsters of the Woods by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(November 13, 2010)
Well, last weekend’s post on the strange creatures of England’s Rendlesham Forest provoked such a flood of emails in my In-Box that I figured, this weekend, I would reveal the rest of the data I have on file on sightings of weird beasts in and around t

Lair of the Beasts: Creatures of the Woods by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(November 06, 2010)
England’s Rendlesham Forest extends to around 1,500 hectares in size and can be found in the county of Suffolk’s coastal area known as the Sandlings. It is comprised of large, coniferous trees, as well as heath land; and is home to various wild animals

Lair of the Beasts: The Boggy Depot Bigfoot by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(October 30, 2010)
Just over a week ago, myself and good friend – and co-author with me on Monsters of Texas – Ken Gerhard headed north to Oklahoma, where we were booked to lecture at the first (of hopefully many) Boggy Depot Bigfoot Conference.

Lair of the Beasts: Seeking the Indian Bigfoot by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(October 23, 2010)
On October 31 – appropriately Halloween, of course - a team from the British-based Center for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) will be embarking upon a truly ambitious expedition to the Garo Hills of Northern India in search of legendary, hairy, man-like beasts kno

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters of New Jersey by Nick Redfern, Columnist
(October 16, 2010)
It’s new book time again! And on this occasion it’s a great one: Monsters of New Jersey, courtesy of cryptozoological author-researchers Loren Coleman and Bruce G. Hallenbeck.

Lair of the Beasts: Castle Ring Monsters by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(October 09, 2010)
While reports of weird creatures literally abound throughout the length and breadth of the British Isles, there is one specific area of the country that certainly seems to act as an absolute magnet for such high-strangeness: it is called the Castle Ring. L

Lair of the Beasts: Monstrous Havoc by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(October 02, 2010)
I’m sometimes asked by those who doubt the existence of such beasts as the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabras, the Abominable Snowman and more: do I think that the people I have interviewed about sightings of what appear to be unknown animals of a distin

Lair of the Beasts: Real Monsters – In Print by Nick Redfern, Monster Expert
(September 25, 2010)
Within the realm of paranormal writing, the name of Brad Steiger is absolutely legendary. Having penned more than 170 books on everything ranging from other worldly UFOs to blood sucking vampires, and from flesh eating zombies to ghostly love affairs, Stei

Lair of the Beasts: The Military and Monsters by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(September 18, 2010)
While there is absolutely no doubt at all in my mind that many of the strange beasts that people such as me search for are indeed flesh-and-blood creatures of truly unknown origin and classification – such as sea-serpents, the Abominable Snowman of the H

Lair of the Beasts: Chupacabras vs. Chupacabras by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(September 11, 2010)
Over the course of the last year or so, I have found myself doing more and more radio, newspaper, magazine, and TV interviews on the phenomenon of the so-called “Texas Chupacabras” – those admittedly very strange-looking, hairless beasts that have pr

Lair of the Beasts: Here Come the Hairy Giants by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(September 04, 2010)
A tremendous amount of books have been written on such topics as the legendary Bigfoot of the Pacific Northwest and the Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas. And some of those books have been very good, and others have not been so special at all!