Aliens? Gnomes? Boogeymen? Night Terrors?

'The Nightmare' by Henry Fuseli

I wrote this article over five years ago. Last year I had encounter with the very same beings from my childhood that I describe here: short, squat, black entities with glowing eyes. This time, I had two other adult witnesses who saw and described these beings exactly as I perceived them. These encounters, which I will soon write of, happened between 2:30 AM and dawn on two consecutive nights. They were very clear and close by, not brief, fleeting glimpses of some kind of forest critters that we might have misconstrued to be humanoid entities. Personally, I am convinced that these beings are demonic. The larger implication of why they reappeared to me 40 years after I last saw them in my childhood is what I am contemplating…

Cryptids in Suburbia – Part 1

Big Bird - Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters,

Mystery animals, alien big cats, thunderbirds, pterodactyls, and other cryptids appearing in highly populated areas? What are we to make of such reports? Are sightings of anomalous creatures in our own backyards simply misidentification or hoaxes, or are we seeing something real? I have no idea, but I’ve got a few opinions as to what the possible explanation could be…

A Gnome By Any Other Name

My paternal grandmother was born in a rural area of Sweden in 1891, and when I was a boy she told me stories of the Tomten, small beings that took the appearance of old, bearded men. The Tomten were no more than 3 feet tall and wore pointed hats, which we’ve of course come to associate with gnomes and similar creatures. Grandma insisted they were real. Did she really see these little guys, or was she drinking too much glogg? Read on and find out!

Abominable Snowman on MonsterQuest

This Sunday, October 25 at 9 PM EST, the History Channel’s popular MonsterQuest will air their long-awaited episode about Adam Davies’ and Dr. Ian Redmond’s journey to the Himalayas in search of the Abomidable Snowman. I was in touch with Adam recently and hope to speak with him soon about his Himalayan expedition, as well as his recent Sumatran expedition in search of the elusive Orang Pendek.