The strange and gruesome deaths of nine skiers in the Ural Mountains in 1959 have been blamed on abominable snowmen, aliens, government agents and ‘Artic dwarves’ at one time or another. Known as the Dyatlov Pass incident, it is probably Russia’s biggest unsolved mystery, continuing to incite rampant speculation to this day. We will probably… Continue reading What caused nine hikers to slash up their tent, flee half-naked in snow, and die horribly?
In every legend, there’s an element of truth. So what is the truth behind the anti-Santa, Krampus? For the uninitiated, Krampus is the half-demon, half-goat companion of St Nicholas whose name derives from the German word Krampen, meaning ‘claw’. He bears horns, fur, fangs and a long tongue, and he carries chains, bells and a… Continue reading The truth behind the Christmas monster, Krampus
My short story, Operation Loch Ness, has been published by online short story magazine Idle Ink and is available to read for free here. This is the latest of the Million Eyes short stories to be published, following Rachel Can See, Rachel Can Still See, The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller, The Home Secretary is safe,… Continue reading My story “Operation Loch Ness” has been published by Idle Ink
There are dog people and there are cat people. Just a preference, right? Wrong. There is evidence to suggest that cat lovers don’t really love their cats as much as they think they do, that in fact they’re being controlled by a horrific parasite that needs cats to survive... Today I’m talking about monsters. In… Continue reading Are cat lovers really cat lovers? Or are they parasite-controlled puppets?
Have we got history all wrong? Is it possible that dragons were real animals that walked the Earth and ruled the sky? Could it be that dragons lived among us? Everybody loves a dragon. They’re a fantasy staple, appearing in dozens of books, films and TV series, from Sleeping Beauty to The Lord of the… Continue reading Did dragons really exist?
Meet the Montauk Monster, a bizarre, unidentified carcass that washed up on the beach in 2008 and has dumbfounded scientists and animal experts ever since... Jenna Hewitt and three friends discovered this hideous, hairless creature on Ditch Plains Beach, just east of Montauk, New York, on July 12th 2008. Hewitt took this photograph and passed… Continue reading What the hell is THAT? The curious case of the Montauk Monster
This week I’m getting in the spirit of Halloween by investigating the mysterious Meon Hill, on the edge of the Cotswolds in Warwickshire. It’s a place of Satanic legends, phantom black dog sightings, alleged witches and shadowy pitchfork-wielding killers. Anyone fancy pitching a tent there on October 31st? Meon Hill is nestled between the sleepy… Continue reading Witches, phantom dogs and pitchfork killers… Welcome to Meon Hill
Howdy! Next week I'll be on Canadian online radio station, Spaced Out Radio, talking to host Dave Scott about UFOs, conspiracies, time travel and general weirdness. Eeeek! I'm nervous and excited but I'm sure it'll be great fun — for me and for listeners! The interview, I'm told, will last two hours and Dave wants my… Continue reading I’m going to be on Spaced Out Radio! October 25th Pacific Time, October 26th London Time
Having visited twice, Yosemite National Park has got to be the most beautiful and awe-inspiring place I’ve ever seen. But is something sinister going on there? Are people being abducted by Bigfoot or perhaps even a clandestine branch of the government? David Paulides, an ex-cop who used to work near Yosemite National Park, has been… Continue reading Mysterious disappearances in Yosemite National Park – could it be Bigfoot?
Loch Ness in Scotland is a hotbed of intrigue, mostly because of copious alleged sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, affectionately dubbed ‘Nessie’. A little further investigation reveals that Loch Ness has also played host to poltergeists, the famous Taos Hum, birds going berserk and time travel. So just what is going on at Loch… Continue reading The truth about Loch Ness – time travel and the Taos Hum
In 2009, when I was on holiday in Walt Disney World in Florida with my friend, the two of us encountered possibly the most bizarre species of flying insect ever. Then someone told us that they’re not natural. They’re the result of a science experiment gone wrong… During our two week holiday in Disney World,… Continue reading The world’s horniest animals – a science experiment gone wrong?
The world is full of stories about mysterious creatures that inhabit the ocean. One of those is the enigmatic Trunko, a half-fish, half-polar bear monster with an elephantine trunk, spotted battling two killer whales off the coast of Margate Beach, South Africa in 1924… This astonishing encounter between two killer whales and a large creature… Continue reading Half-fish, half-polar bear – the mysterious ‘Trunko’