Richard Muirhead is probably the best researcher that I know. He has, what I am sure Charlie Fort would have called, a ‘Wild Talent’ in that you can let him loose in any library or archive, and with the innate powers of a truffle-hound he will extract all sorts of pieces of arcane knowledge that one would never have suspected to be there.
Have you ever wondered what lurks out there in the deep, dark woods of the North? This book presents a choice selection of monstrous beings and fabulous creatures from Greenland, across the North Atlantic to Scandinavia, and the Baltic States.
Three years ago, I wrote a book called The Song of Panne, which told the story of how my dear, long suffering wife Corinna and I ended up having a hairy humanoid forest Godling (to steal Kipling’s nomenclature) living in the airing cupboard in what used to be my father’s dressing room. You can take it as fiction if you like, or you can believe every word I say.
A mixture of editorials, some book reviews, and a few feature articles, which have been taken almost at random from stuff that I wrote between 2013 – 2016 in a magazine called Gonzo Weekly, of which I am the founding editor.
In this, his latest anthology of humorous short stories, Jim Jackson introduces us to such well drawn characters as: Three Fingers Bone, Breadknife Baker, Greasy Gregson, Knocker Norton, Sponge Bakewell and a host of other crepuscular characters.
Join cryptozoologist and folklorist Ronald Murphy as he journeys throughout history in his quest to uncover the impetus for the archetype of the vampire.
Over the years there have been several books written about Rosslyn Chapel, the most recent seem determined to undermine any possibility that this very special building is anything more than a stone church, albeit highly detailed and elaborate, and nothing more. This work confronts this rationalist stance head on and presents startling new evidence suggesting just the opposite.
Following the demise of Cryptozoology (published by the now-defunct International Society of Cryptozoology), there has been no peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to cryptozoology for quite some time. Consequently, the Journal of Cryptozoology has been launched to remedy this situation and fill a notable gap in the literature of cryptids and their investigation.
When the CFZ started a daily blog in 2009, Muirhead was one of the first contributors, and over the intervening years has contributed hundreds of fascinating articles. A trained librarian, he has what Charles Fort would have called a ‘wild talent’; he has a remarkable attitude for unearthing arcane data from obscure archives.
This book is a tribute to those young men from Woolsery and District in North Devon, who suddenly found themselves thrust, either by bravely volunteering or by being conscripted, into the horrors of the First World War. It was a far cry from their peaceful, but hard, rural life. Their stories are now recorded forever.
Since 1994, Animals & Men has been the world’s premier cryptozoological periodical, covering all aspects of the study of unknown animals.
Nessie the Loch Ness monster (LNM) is not only the premier mystery beast of the United Kingdom, it also vies with the bigfoot or sasquatch as the most famous one anywhere in the world. Little wonder, therefore, that during his many years as a world-renowned cryptozoological researcher and writer, Dr Karl Shuker should have documented it and all manner of aspects relating to it in a wide range of publications.