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Taken from first-person accounts and historical documents, this book chronicles more than 300 examples of alien encounters, conspiracy theories, and the influence of extraterrestrials on human events throughout history. Investigating claims of visits from otherworldly creatures, aliens living among us, abductions of humans to alien spacecraft, and accounts of interstellar cooperation since the UFO crash in Roswell, this discussion of the theories and mysteries surrounding aliens is packed with thought-provoking stories and shocking revelations of alien involvement in the lives of Earthling
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN YOU ENCOUNTER REAL MONSTERS
BY TERRY CAPLAND
"Reporting your true accounts with a real monster!"
There or those of us that believe monsters are very real. And in reality there or of course those that don't. Then there or those that have had mysterious out of this world encounters with strange nightmarish paranomal creatures and don't know really what to believe any more. The intense fear most often experienced when having a real encounter is about being ridiculed or targeted when coming out to the public and revealing a monster encounter. Many individuals often annonomusly post there encounters on web sites in hopes of a sympathetic ear or just to happen see if someone else has expieneced or had a brush with the same beast that they have run into.
Many locations around the world seem to be more active hotspots where recognized criptids or reported real monsters seem to be encountered on a regualar basis. The North West United States with Bigfoot, The great South where Chupacarabs seem to roam freely and of course Loch Ness in Soctland. When credible sightings are concenered of known monsters the general public always takes into account if the location you spotted the monster has a history of previous sightings of weird creatures.
The Honey Island Swamp monster is a humanoid cryptid reported from Honey Island Swamp, Louisiana since 1963. In native Americans, this creature called Letiche. Cajun call it the Tainted Keitre. Though since that intial report no further sightings have been documented.
When the actual first news stories and Patterson film of Bigfoot first surfaced many more individuals felt it was time for them to come forward and share their encounters. It was very much the same for the elusive chupacabra, Loch Ness Monster and the assorted criptids we generally accept today.
In many cases of meeting real monsters eye to eye the encounter happens very quicly when an individual is not expecting it to occur. Many hunters or not out carrying a camera as they hunt for local game nor is the person who might be hiking or just going out the back door into their yard. These individuals usually should take the first step of sitting down to write a narrative of their personal monster encounter experience, specifically putting into words just as it happened. Or in perspective having somone else write it down or record it in some form if the individual is too shaken up by the encounter.
The actual first steps to encountering a real monster of any shape or form is to report it to propper athorities.
Tell your story in all the details you can remeber and of course bring forth any real evidence that you might have gathered on your encouter that was documented. Show photos, video film or drawings of the creature. Many fear that they are being hoaxed by someone dressed up in a monster costume. If that is the case it is still always good practice here to call a sherrif or a police department to come out and investigate.
Real Monster art: No matter how crude your art may be it will still give investigators an idea of what the monster you have seen or encountered looks like.
Many individuals should sit down once the encounter is over and write down or record their encounter in detail. It is always good to have wittnessas well as talk about the traumatic experience to help you cope with the personal stress and fear it has brought into your life. Write down the exact time and place where you saw the monster, and draw a map. In as much detail as you can, note everything you saw, every action. If you didn't have a camera, make drawings.
Try to get hard evidence. If at all possible if you have a camera handy, try to get photographs. Even if it's with a cell phone camera, a low-resolution photo is better than none at all. If you can get an image, it will increase the credibility of your story. If you have a voice recorder, record what you see as it is happening.
Frame 352 from the Patterson-Gimlin film, alleged by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin to show a cryptid called Bigfoot, and by some others to show a man in an ape suit.
Answer all questions and try not to leave anything out. And of course don't let people put words in your mouth or change your story. Many individuals report their monster encounters to police, Newspapers and televison stations.
Document the exact time and place and try too collabrate other witnness in the area as well as family and friends that can make certain that this was the location you were at when the encounter occured.
Write down the exact time and place where you saw the monster, and draw a map. In as much detail as you can, note everything you saw, every action. If you didn't have a camera, make drawings.
A very few actually seek out todays real monster hunters and investigators.
3. Return to the location and re-enact the encounter with Police or cryptid investigators.
THE STEYTLERVILLE SHAPESHIFTING MONSTER
In the Karoo town called Steytlerville the presence of a shape shifting ‘Monster’ has caused serious panic. It has been reported it changed from a man with no head wearing a suit then into a pig and then into a bat. The creature had been sighted on a number of occasions near a church and only appeared at night.
Another two sightings of the "shape-shifting creature" were reported on Sunday evening, said Warrant Officer Zandisile Nelani....
Sightings of this new strange shape shifting monster began in March then the last week of April 2011 when it was seen by mourners attending two separate funerals. Unseen Dark Demonic Forces are believed to be at work here.
Nelani said in a public statement that the community requested a meeting with local police because they were frightened of it. Police agreed to work with residents, but asked them to try to take a photograph of it as evidence.
Nelani said that a photograph had since been taken of the monster leisurely resting under a tree.
He said that when the photo was taken the monster had been in human form but when the photo was developed an unknown animal was visible in the picture.
“It is a very strange thing happening in Steytlerville, but no one has been hurt by it,” Nelani said. The creature as described has taken several forms and actually shifted its appearance before witnesses. In one instance a witness met a stranger and questioned him of his reasons to be in town. The stranger did not respond, Nozipho went closer and saw that the man had no head. The man then turned into a dog that was “very angry” and “as big as a cow”, Nelani said.
He said that as Nozipho and his friend ran away, the monster allegedly turned on another group of people in the same road. “They said it turned into a big monkey, and then it was gone,” Nelani said.
Last week police were told by residents that the monster changed shape while one looked at it. One man had reported that it changed from a man wearing a suit into a pig and then into a bat.
Nelani said that the community had dubbed the monster “Bawokozi”, meaning ‘brother-in-law’.
These steps should be taken as soon after the experience as possible, while it is all fresh in your mind.
Get hard evidence. If at all possible and you have a camera handy, try to get photographs. Even if it's with a cell phone camera, a low-resolution photo is better than none at all. If you can get an image, it will increase the credibility of your story manyfold. If you have a voice recorder, record what you see as it is happening.
Physical evidence. If it's a creature, see if you can get photos of footprints or other physical evidence it might have left. Collect hair or stool samples, if possible.
Time and place. Write down the exact time and place where you saw the phenomenon. In as much detail as you can, note everything you saw, every action. If you didn't have a camera, make drawings.
More details. Make note of its size, shape, color, gender. How far away from you was it? (Measure if you can.) How did it move? Did it speak or make noise? Did it see you and react to you? What did it do?
Sensory details. Was there a distinct odor or fragrance? How did it make you feel? Did it affect you physically in any way?
Other witnesses. If there were other people with you who witnessed the event, record their names, ages, addresses and occupations.
Location. Note the exact geographic location of the sighting. This is especially important if you're out in the wilderness. Otherwise, record the building name, room number, street, city and country.
Environment. Note the time of day, lighting, weather conditions - even if you're indoors. Was it sunny, brightly lit, dim lighting, overcast, dark, moon-lit, raining?
Sky position. If it was a flying creature, where in the sky was it: north, south east or west? How fast was it moving? Estimate its size in relation to something else in the environment.
History. Does the location have a history of ghost sightings, haunting activity or previous sightings of weird creatures?
Your story. From your notes, write a narrative of your experience, just as it happened. Tell it like a story, but do not exaggerate, make assumptions or add elements to make the story more interesting. Stick to the facts.
Other stories. If there were other witnesses to the event, have them write their own stories. Do not consult with each other during this writing; you want each story from each person's perspective.
Make a formal report. Report all this information you have documented to a respected paranormal research group. (Do not give them your original materials; give them copies.) You can also provide the information to an established paranormal website, like this one.
Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside by Brad Steiger
BY KEVIN TROSCLAIR, Contributing Writer
Brad Steiger is a force to be reckoned with in the field of paranormal studies. Author of nearly 200 books on the subject, he can certainly be described as an “expert” in a field where genuine experts are seriously lacking. His knowledge and expertise is amply demonstrated in his newest release, REAL MONSTERS, GRUESOME CRITTERS, AND BEASTS FROM THE DARKSIDE.
One of his best books yet, REAL MONSTERS is full of the kind of stories that we have come to expect from him – the kind you have to leave the light on just to get half-way through! Every imaginable creature of the monstrous world is covered in great detail, with supporting case studies and contributions from individuals whose real-life encounters rival almost anything imaginable. Steiger offers a keen analysis of many such contributions; some others he – significantly – let speak for themselves.
Giant birds, hidden places where dinosaurs still walk the earth, reptilian and amphibious creatures, and many more join the ranks of the more familiar vampires and werewolves, ominous black dogs and huge cats, and sea monsters such as the beast of Loch Ness. But Steiger goes further, taking the reader into the minds of individuals who claim to have experienced alien abductions close hand (interestingly, Steiger groups some alien beings in the “monster” category…) and of killers who claim that monstrous discarnate entities have caused them to commit awful. He explores the frightening world of “shadow beings” and the equally-troubling possibility that huge communities of advanced beings – angelic and demonic – thrive within the confines of our “hollow” earth.
Steiger’s books are always anticipated by fans and skeptics alike because he never passes judgment on the cases and material he provides, always leaving the reader to take away his own thoughts and impressions. Readers familiar with the supernatural and paranormal will enjoy the book as entertaining and thought-provoking; those borderline individuals for whom the world of the paranormal is a curiosity will find Steiger’s style informative and open-ended. In fact, it has been said of Brad Steiger that you can pick up any of his books, be it his very first, one in the middle, or this latest release, and you will not be disappointed, but will come away much more enlightened about the realm of the unseen than ever before.
In addition to harrowing real-life accounts, Steiger also frequently references the writings of other authors such as H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne, and H.G. Wells as illustration that some entities or beings once dismissed as fictitious may very well be more real than at first assumed. Not only real but also OUT THERE, lurking, waiting just on the edge of darkness and our imagination …
REAL MONSTERS is full of the stuff that nightmares are made of and should be read in the dark, with a flashlight or a candle, and plenty of (human) friends for company! Perfect for Halloween scares, or any dark and stormy night, REAL MONSTERS, GRUESOME CRITTERS, AND BEASTS FROM THE DARKSIDE is a must-have for any fan of the supernatural and anyone who has an interest in the paranormal.
Pick it up in time for Halloween and have a frighteningly good time!
Spotlighting news articles, historical accounts, and first-person interviews, this chronicle of human interactions with monsters will convince even the most hardened skeptic of the existence of the bogeyman, bigfoot, werewolves, and swamp creatures. Offering an array of wild reports—from the police officer who begrudgingly responded to a call about a long-haired woman flying over a suburban neighborhood only to find himself calling for backup when she attacked his patrol car to the motorist whose headlights illuminated a seven-foot tall, wolf-like creature that stood on its hind legs—this historical record highlights scary and unbelievable narratives. From slightly demented humans to spine-tingling paranormal encounters, each outlandish occurrence is detailed with thorough research and recounted with a storyteller's crafted voice.
Reviewed by Lisa Lee Harp Waugh
Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside by Brad Steiger Publisher: Visible Ink Press
As an avid reader of many paranormal books the intense great works of the acclaimed Brad Steiger and his wife Sherry line my many shelves. I always find myself often going to them for references or just when I need a good scare of what the paranormal world around us really is. And on pins and needles in the past few years I await his new volume each year with great anticipations. And his latest creation certainly surpasses my personal expectations to any degree.
Steiger’s grand vast volumes of works are always the pinnacle of superlative perfection.
Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside by Brad Steiger is certainly his latest and greatest compilation and is a soon to be a prestigious exalted number 1 Best Seller. His greatest collection of over 250 of the most bloodcurdling and bone-chillingly fascinating and true monster stories that will certainly go down in the annals as the most contemporary catalog of people in the paranormal field that have great stories that they they have taken time to document. Steiger in his impeccable mad scientist style seeks out in the dead of night or the light of day the most interesting catalog of creatures of legend and myth. It will of course have you looking over your shoulder at the shadows in t he corner of your eye and wondering about the unseen things that prowl the the fringe of reality lying in wait.
Just as Mary Shelly crafted her monster from parts and pieces so does Brad Steiger in his monumentous attempt to create his perfect monster masterpiece of late.
Instead of using stolen limbs from rotting stolen corpses Steiger carefully and deliberately crafts his monster from the many eyewitness reports, investigations and highly detailed facts and experiences gathered by many of the most notable propionate names in the Paranormal field and research of the 21st Century.
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SUCH MASTER MONSTER HUNTERS AS (TO NAME ONLY A FEW) NICK REDFERN, LINDA GODFREY, DRS. DAVE AND SHARON OESTER, LOREN COLEMAN, TIM SWARTZ, BRENT RAYNES, SANDY NICHOLS, MICAH HANKS, TIMOTHY GREEN BECKLEY, WM. MICHAEL MOTT, ALYNE PUSTANIO, ERIC ALTMAN, PAUL BARTHOLOMEW, SCOTT CORRALES, DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, AND PASTOR ROBIN SWOPE.
When just picking up this wonderful large paperback volume, you will just by glancing through the pages notice that these intense images of monster art just jumps right out at you.
Many of the well defined horrific and overwhelming images here in this book are from the more then exceptional talents of master Artist Ricardo Pustanio. Many of the images in his contribution to Steiger's work seem to be alive and either crawl or slither from the pages perchance to devour us. Bill Oliver eye for graphic mixtures from his personalized style brings a fluid mix to the his great book. And the more then strange distorted limbs and weird hands of the cartoonist styling's of DAN "WOLFMAN" ALLEN..
With the horrific tales of of real haunted-cursed men and woman children who shape shift under the light of a waxing moon. These unholy half-human, half-distorted mutated beasts roaming our countryside's and urban settings stalking it's unaware prey. Over the years the highly well respected Linda Godfrey has brought forward her many glimpses and insights of the deep rooted never ending investigative search of the werewolf of Bray Road. this as we know has certainly brought her work to the fore front and so does her spotlight shine upon it's strange folkloric myth and it's dead real living reality. And Alyne Pustanio's personal research and revealing of the strange facts and known secrets of what many call the Cajun Loupe Garou. And with the inclusion of monster hunter supreme Nick Redferns' keen in depth observations, research and insights into "Phantom Hounds", and "The Notorious Monkey Men of the British Isles", this volume certainly keeps the reader on the edge of their seats wondering what might be creeping in the darkness around them.
UFO abductors seek to create human-alien hybrids unfold from the pages. As do the serious stories of encounters with Lake monsters, lizard men and creepy mermaids who troll the waters shores stalking their living prey.
I personally have always enjoyed the many tales some tell of Dinosaurs that terrorize the lost jungles, and the chanced run ins with Yeti and Bigfoot in the United States.
If your searching for facts and not fictions of displaced Big cats, black dogs, and giant snakes prowl neighborhoods look no further then this prestigious work.
This Book is the most awaited volume of the 21st century. An exquisite masterpiece for everyone to seek out and add to their collection, and of course may I state, certainly the most precious of all coveted books one could ever hope to personally own. In rating this fine work against other books of it's type there is no comparison.
Brad Steiger in his recent work "Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside" has once again raised the bar of standards, And for those who truly dare if they might, to not easily follow.
1. BIGFOOT--NORTH AMERICA'S KING KONG
2. BIG CATS--PREDATORS OUT OF PLACE
3. BLACK DOGS THAT HERALD DISASTER
4.THE BOGEY MAN--HE DOESN'T JUST LIVE UNDER YOUR BED
5. DEMONS FROM THE DARKSIDE
6.DINOSAURS THAT LIVE AND PROWL THE EARTH
7. FLYING HUMANOIDS OVER CITIES AND FARMS
8. GIANT SNAKES FROM YOUR WORST NIGHTMARES
9. HEADLESS HORSEMEN RIDE AT MIDNIGHT
10. HOLLOW EARTH--A HAVEN FOR ANCIENT BEINGS
11. HOWLERS AND NIGHT PROWLERS
12. THE JERSEY DEVIL AND OTHER UNNATURAL SPAWN OF DARKNESS
13. JUNGLE APEMEN
14. LAKE MONSTERS--SIGHTINGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
15. LIZARD MAN AND OTHER SWAMP CREATURES
16. MOTHMAN, HARBINGER OF DEATH
17. MONSTERS FROM FLYING SAUCERS
18. METCH KANGMI--FOUL SNOWMAN OF THE HIMALAYAS
19. REPTILIANS--INVADERS FROM OTHER WORLDS
20. SEA SERPENTS: MONSTERS FROM THE DEEP
21. SHADOWPEOPLE--MYSTERIOUS ENTITIES WITH MISSIONS UNKNOWN
22. THUNDERBIRDS--GIANT BIRDS OF LEGEND THAT ARE REAL
23.UFO ABDUCTORS--SEEKING TO CREATE A HYBRID SPECIES OF ALIEN AND HUMAN
24. VAMPIRES-- THEIR HUNGER FOR BLOOD IS ETERNAL
25. WEREWOLVES--SHAPESHIFTERS FOREVER AMONG US
26. ZOMBIES-- VOODOO AND THE UNDEAD
About the Author
The award-winning author of more than 100 books, including Real Ghosts,Restless Spirits, and Haunted Houses; Real Vampires, Night Stalkers, and Creatures from the Darkside; Real Zombies, the Living Dead, and Creatures of the Apocalypse; and The Werewolf Book. He is a regular radio guest on the Allan Handelman Show, Coast to Coast, and Jeff Rense's Sightings. He lives in Ventura, Iowa.
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