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The Spirituality of STRANGER THINGS

Here is a reflection written by a Christian minister concerning the smash Netflix series STRANGER THINGS. And it isn’t what you might initially expect. The rantings and ravings of people who brand themselves as “Christian” may have conditioned you to automatically expect the worst. They certainly have done that with me—and I *am* a practicing…

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Is the Skunkape a Chimpanzee? Or an Orangutan?

Take a gander at the accompanying photograph. I have to say that this is one of the best photographs I’ve seen purporting to show a Skunkape, Bigfoot, or any other kind of unidentified hairy hominid. If I came across this in the woods (or swamp) in the dark, lit it up suddenly with my flashlight,…

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Bigfoot is Missing!

According to police reports, someone stole Bigfoot—or a concrete version of him—from his home in front of Mattress Monsterz in Boynton Beach, in southern Florida. Considering that the statue would have weighed over 300 pounds, stealing it took some determination. Unless the statue came to life and walked off all on its own. Or maybe…

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THE HUNT Part Eighteen

Garrett Roth hadn’t expected to live, anyway. From the moment he’d crossed through from the world he knew into this other place, this other dimension, he’d known he would never return. There are some things men were never meant to know and some places they were never meant to go. Those are the provinces of…

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Tracking the Thylacine

“Decades after the last captive thylacine died, the hunt for the Tasmanian tiger is very much alive.” So begins this linked article. And decades after the last surviving thylacine, aka the Tasmanian Tiger, aka the Tasmanian Wolf, supposedly died, people keep seeing them. These are credible sightings, too. A lot of the time in cases…

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Werewolves vs. Nazis

I concede that I tend to focus on things that I personally enjoy here and on our sister sites vampires.com and darkness.com. Conversely I tend to not write about things I don’t like (or, if something really sticks in my craw, I’ll write about it in order to excoriate it). I haven’t written much about…

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Your Weekly Dose of Stupidity

As I’ve said before, it only takes one. Let just one person complain, and your average company will acquiesce to the demands, no matter how lacking in credibility those demands might be. Or, to be brutally honest, how stupid they are, and how stupid it is that the complainant got offended in the first place….

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Is that the Wolfman?

I have to give credit to my mates in the Ed Wood appreciation site on Facebook for providing me with inspiration for this article. Thanks, guys! Check out these pictures. Do they look the same to you? They certainly are similar. The one on the left is a Halloween mask of the Wolfman. It is…

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Celebrating the Day of the Dead

I spent All Saints Day hitting up all the Halloween stores within driving distance, where everything had been marked down and making off like a bandit. You might find this facile, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I covered the spiritual aspects of the celebration on the following day, All Souls or Dia de los…

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Where’s the Wolfman?

The other night I went to a Dave and Buster’s for a friend’s bachelor party. If you aren’t familiar with the chain, they are a combination restaurant, sports bar, and video game arcade. Think Chuck E. Cheese except more for grown-ups, and serving burgers and chicken wings instead of pizza. It was a lot of…

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The Cradle of Humanity

Not Mesopotamia, the “Cradle of Civilization.” This is all of humanity we’re talking about. Where we first came from. All of us. Black, white, and every shade in-between. Where was it? Africa, of course. Present-day Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. There used to be a huge lake there, and our ancestors flourished there for 70,000 years….

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Bigfoot Bundt

I don’t cook. Or bake. To me they are one and the same, but I not infrequently get reminded that one “cooks” some things and “bakes” others. What’s the difference? I know you’re supposed to say that you “bake” cookies, pies, and cakes. So you only “bake” things that are sweet? What about “baked” chicken?…

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Jenny Haniver

Have you ever heard of Jenny Haniver? Or more properly, have you ever heard of *a* Jenny Haniver? A Jenny Haniver is one of the earliest known gaffes. It is created by taking the desiccated and varnished body of a ray or a skate (a skate is for all intents and purposes a ray as…

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THE HUNT Part Seventeen

Out of the three others, the only one whose name Saint could even come close to pronouncing was “Katchotke” (Saint guessed at the spelling). The others had all introduced themselves, but the recitation of their names had sounded like so much snarling and growling. Songbird, so different from the others in so many ways that…

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Happy Howloween

Did you see the image released by NASA of the sun doing its best impersonation of a jack-o-lantern in honor of Halloween? If not, that’s it accompanying this article. It really is from NASA, though. I wouldn’t want anybody to think I photoshopped it. The image, said NASA, is the result “of an intense and…

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THE HUNT Part Sixteen

They were monsters. No doubt of that. But their faces—their faces were those of human beings. They were the faces of men. Each of the beasts stood at least eight feet tall or better, and they were covered in shaggy hair, everywhere except their faces. Cheeks, chins, upper lips and foreheads were all hairless, all…

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Wolfman Money and Stuff(ed Werewolves)

It’s from the ONION, a satire site, so it’s not real. Too bad. I’d like to own one of these Universal Monsters “Monsters of the Silver Screen” $20 bills. One presumes that all the Universal Monsters would be represented, but the image they chose to offer us is of the Wolfman. I mean, if you…

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Revisiting the Classics: CREEPSHOW

I’m talking about the original film from 1982, not the new Internet series. Written by Stephen King and directed by George Romero, how could such a project possibly go wrong? (Actually, considering a few of the scripts Mr. King has written for the movies, his involvement might not serve as any guarantee of quality. Anybody…

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The Best Bigfoot(print), Part Two

At the first annual Alabama Bigfoot Conference, they had a replica of what is perhaps the best plaster casting of a Bigfoot track ever recovered, the Grays Harbor print. They gave away the replica in a drawing that I unfortunately did not win. Even so, we can talk about it, right? The Grays Harbor print…

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The Best Bigfoot(print), Part One

Having recently attended the first ever (and hopefully first annual) State of Alabama Bigfoot Conference in the Bankhead National Forest in Winston County, Alabama, I heard some convincing stories and saw some impressive evidence, the latter in the form of plaster casts. Most of the casts were originals, made locally, but they also had a…

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THE HUNT Part Fifteen

Dealing with a creature, Sasquatch, Bigfoot, whatever you wanted to call it, that resembled a human being in its basic form (bipedal; two legs and two arms; a head), Saint felt pretty secure in assuming said creature’s physiology would correspond in most ways with that of a human. Take the femoral artery, for example. In…

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In Memoriam: Robert Forster

Mr. Forster has a lengthy professional biography, appearing in over a hundred films and even getting an Oscar nomination for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s JACKIE BROWN. What stands out the most in my mind, though, are his roles in 1980’s ALLIGATOR and as Sheriff Frank Truman in the third season of TWIN PEAKS. Forster…

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The Trickster Archetype

I received an invitation to a lecture on “The Trickster Archetype: A Lecture with Storytelling” to be conducted by Dr. John S. Gentile and hosted by the Jung Society of Atlanta. (I dig on Jung and the way he merges issues of spirituality with psychoanalysis. I find his views compatible with those of Joseph Campbell,…

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Colin the Werewolf

Colin the Werewolf reached out to me on social media. Or rather his reps did. Same thing, really. They challenged me to check him out, so I did. Had I found what they were offering uninspiring, I would simply have disregarded the invitation and been on my merry way. I get a LOT of such…

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Book Review: MOMO: THE STRANGE CASE OF THE MISSOURI MONSTER

While I was attending the first-ever Alabama Bigfoot Conference last weekend (two weekends ago by the time you are reading this, I expect) I picked up Lyle Blackburn’s latest literary offering. I’ve already finished it, and I wasn’t disappointed. Having read Lyle’s books detailing the Boggy Creek monster and the Lizard Man of North Carolina,…

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