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Lair of the Beasts: Paranormal Big Cats by Nick Redfern, Columnist
(August 28, 2010)
For decades, people all across the British Isles have reported encounters with large, exotic cats of a type that simply should not exist in the country. But, there’s no doubt that such beasts are among us. And although most researchers are convinced that

Lair of the Beasts: Freaks of Nature by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(August 21, 2010)
Well, last week’s post about the so-called Houston, Texas Batman resulted in nearly 20 emails being sent to me by people either commenting on the article or, in two cases, reporting on hitherto-unknown sightings of the beast and its nighttime flights aro

Lair of the Beasts: On the Trail of the Houston Batman by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(August 14, 2010)
Everyone, I’m absolutely sure, has heard of the notorious Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, which was made famous in the 2002 movie The Mothman Prophecies (that was based on the book of the same name penned by the late John Keel). But, long befor

Lair of the Beasts: A Monster of the Sea by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(August 07, 2010)
Over at her Krystal Kave blog, English seeker of all-things weird, Kithra, states that according to a sensational article that appeared in the pages of the British Daily Mail newspaper last weekend, “a picture has been circulating on the Internet purport

Lair of the Beasts: Creatures of the Fields by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(July 31, 2010)
It’s seldom that I follow one weekend’s Lair of the Beasts column with another that covers very similar territory. But, on this occasion, I’m going to make an exception. You may recall that last weekend, I wrote about the strange tale of a peacock th

Lair of the Beasts: Creatures of the Crop by Nick Redfern, Contributor
(July 24, 2010)
Crop Circles have been regularly reported throughout the British Isle for several decades. And while the general consensus is that they are either the work of aliens or ingenious hoaxers, there is another – seldom discussed – angle to the mystery that

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters in Town by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(July 17, 2010)
Occasionally, I’m asked: where do you get your information from when it comes to investigating sightings of weird creatures? Well, sometimes, it comes via people who just email me, or phone me, out of the blue. On other occasions it’s via old newspaper

Lair of the Beasts: A Spectral Beast by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(July 10, 2010)
On October 4, 2008, I wrote a Lair of the Beasts column titled Do Mammoths Still Roam? The article looked at claims that, in some of the more remote parts of our world, mammoths just might still exist. Controversial, yes; but it’s a subject that fascinat

Lair of the Beasts: Boar to be Wild by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(July 03, 2010)
One of the things that has long-fascinated me about the animal kingdom, is the way in which certain mythologies, tales and legends attach themselves to particular beasts. And, perhaps, there is no finer example of this than in the case of the wild boar.

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters on the Radio by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(June 05, 2010)
I'm very pleased indeed to announce that from next Thursday night onwards (June 10) at 9PM EST I will be co-hosting a regular, weekly, 1-hour-long radio program with good friend Raven Meindel called Exploring All Realms, an exciting, vibrant and mystery-pa

Lair of the Beasts: The Bodalog Monster by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(May 29, 2010)
Sometimes, in an investigation of the cryptozoological kind, not only do we not catch the critter in question, but we don’t even get a good handle on what it is, where it came from, or to where it ultimately went. Such are the trials and tribulations of

Lair of the Beasts: Chasing the Chupacabras by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(May 22, 2010)
I’m sometimes asked what I think of the controversy surrounding Puerto Rico’s infamous Chupacabras. Well, having now visited the island on a number of occasions, I have come to appreciate that something weird is most certainly afoot, as you’ll now se

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters of Texas by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(May 15, 2010)
I’m very pleased to announce that my next book, Monsters of Texas: Strange Creatures of the Lone Star State – co-written with good friend, author, fellow-creature-seeker and San Antonio resident, Ken Gerhard – will be published imminently by Britain

Lair of the Beasts: Hoaxing the Giant by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(May 08, 2010)
Last weekend, as you may recall, I presented the first-part of a two-part Lair of the Beasts story on the strange affair of the Cardiff Giant – an undoubted hoax that got many people excited, fascinated and wholly taken for a ride by the weird series of

Lair of the Beasts: A Monstrous Creation by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(May 01, 2010)
The tale of the legendary Cardiff Giant is just about as weird, as surreal, and as convoluted as any tale can possibly get And, without doubt, it was one of the most infamous and audacious hoaxes in American history.

Lair of the Beasts: Killer on the Loose by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(April 24, 2010)
Only a couple of nights ago, I watched a highly entertaining, engaging and new British-made horror-movie titled Splintered. Directed by Simeon Halligan, produced by Rachel Richardson Jones, and starring Holly Weston, Stephen Martin Walters, Sacha Dhawan an

Lair of the Beasts: Spectral Animals by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(April 17, 2010)
When I learned that Timothy Green Beckley's company, Global Communications, had published a brand-new edition of Elliott O'Donnell's 1913 book, Animal Ghosts, I immediately knew it was one that I had to review.

Lair of the Beasts: The Nessie Files by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(April 10, 2010)
No less than 250 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 exists in t

Lair of the Beasts: Bigfoot: A Paranormal Animal? by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(April 03, 2010)
Bragg Road - which runs through a large area of southeast Texas forest called the Big Thicket - is a most strange and unsettling locale even during the day. After darkness has fallen, however, to describe those dense woods as ominous, oppressive and forebo

Lair of the Beasts: Monster Mayhem by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(March 27, 2010)
Alrewas is a large village and civil parish situated approximately five miles north of the English city of Lichfield, Staffordshire and has a population of approximately 3,000. It lies adjacent to the A38 road, which follows the line of Ryknild Street, an

Lair of the Beasts: The Stranger Side of Monster-Hunting by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(March 20, 2010)
“What’s the strangest thing that has even happened to you in the world of monster-hunting?” is a question I’m often asked. Well, there have been a lot of very odd moments, indeed. But the following has to be near the top of the list.

Lair of the Beasts: Hounds of Horror by Nick Redfern, Contributor
(March 13, 2010)
As some readers of Lair of the Beasts may very well know, the British Isles have a long and weird heritage of sightings – particularly in centuries long gone – of monstrous, phantom black dogs. Usually reported as being huge in size and sporting glowin

Lair of the Beasts: Alligators on the Rampage by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(March 05, 2010)
Most people reading this will, I’m sure, have heard of the old and enduring legends of marauding alligators roaming the sewers of New York, and feasting upon the occasional hobo and vagrant. True or not, the tales certainly make for fascinating and engag

Lair of the Beasts: Creatures on the Rampage by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(February 27, 2010)
For decades, numerous people throughout the British Isles have reported people seeing large unidentified cats roaming the country that are very often described as “black-panthers,” pumas and leopards. Of course, it scarcely needs to be said that Britai

Lair of the Beasts: The Creature of the Canal by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(February 20, 2010)
Within the controversial field of cryptozoology and monster-hunting, there are some stories and tales that become near-legendary in nature. Some of them even take on mythical status, and become known far and wide. Others, meanwhile, remain very much locali