strangemag.com - Investigating Strange Phenomena
Are you over 18 and want to see adult content?
Forteana Bigfoot Loch Ness Monster UFOs Ghosts Grim Reaper Thunderbird
Anomalies Time Travel Urban Legends Hoaxes Supernatural Monsters
Synchronicity ESP Parapsychology
EXPLORING STRANGE PHENOMENA
STRANGE MAGAZINE _ONLINE_
The newest issue of _Strange Magazine_ is now available exclusively
online! Eyes have been seen to glow, flash, and even project beams of
light! In issue 23 we investigate the phenomenon of ANIMAL AND HUMAN
EYEGLOW. Mystery objects imbedded in asphalt — known as TOYNBEE
TILES — have been sighted in locations from New York to Chile. Who
could be making these mysterious tiles and what, if anything, is their
meaning? Editor Mark Chorvinsky continues his two-decade-long
investigation into a photograph of a large bird or pterodactyl affixed
to the side of a barn, with some cowboy-types standing in front of it.
This latest installment takes a look into the small but growing number
of THUNDERBIRD PHOTOGRAPH hoaxes. Vincent H. Gaddis looks into tales
of huge SAILING SHIPS ABANDONED IN THE SANDS OF THE DESERTS of
California's Imperial and Coachella Valleys. THE COTTINGLEY FAIRIES
PHOTO case is examined by Douglas Petherbridge, who also reviews
several Fairy feature films. DR. KARL P. N. SHUKER parades the
marvelous and monstrous, including the short-lived enigma of Ward's
Zebra, the Orange Squirrels of Boston, moose-cows, silver cats, whales
with legs, Living Unicorns, Pseudo-Sea Monsters and the Hydra of
Heracles, the Bones of the Thunder Horse; and the purple cow — from
rhyme to reality! FIRST PERSON is an ongoing collection of alleged
firsthand experiences with the stranger side of life including Green
Glowing Wood, the Potato from Elsewhere, a Grim Reaper Encounter,
Chesapeake Bay Plesiosaur Sighting, a Translucent Pterodactyl, and
more. Strange news from around the world includes the Sea Serpent of
Cape Breton; Flattened Corn fields; Chilean Dinosaur Kangaroos; Furry
Hopping Shark; Globster Identified; Iranian, Caspian and Ottawan UFOs;
Ghosts in Plymouth Naval Docks; and Japanese Robot Gladiators.
CLICK HERE to find out how to purchase online
access to _Strange 23_ and be on the cutting edge of strange phenomena
In _Strange 22_ you will find the results of
the ongoing investigation into accounts of a photograph of a large
pterodactyl-like creature mounted on a barn, with cowboys in front of
it. In this issue we focus on the Frontier Press and its coverage of
monster cases. Also: previously secret information on the man who may
have created the most famous Bigfoot of all, Mark Opsasnick's report
on the infamous Luzo-Brazilian black magic cult, strange creatures
galore in Dr. Karl P. N. Shuker's "Menagerie of Mystery," Greek
forteana, and Letters from America's Roadside: "The House on the
Rock." Dare you miss Douglas Petherbridge's and Dr. Paul Chambers'
articles on nocturnal visitations — apparent manifestations of
entities from beyond reality? Plus: reviews, clips and First Person
— personal encounters with strangeness. CLICK HERE
to find out how to purchase online access to
_Strange 22_ and be on the cutting edge of strange phenomena
In _Strange 21_ enjoy the massive first part of
Mark Chorvinsky's in-depth investigation into the Thunderbird
Photograph, Mark Opsasnick's investigation of the infamous "Crybaby
Bridge," an Exorcist Case Update, Ulrich Magin's revelations of the
Cuxhaven Incident, Dr. Karl P. N. Shuker's "Menagerie of Mystery," and
a look at a selection of Indiana "things." Also reviews, clips and
First Person accounts of encounters with the unexplained. CLICK HERE
BEFORE BECOMING AN EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE MAGAZINE, twenty print issues of
STRANGE MAGAZINE were published. Nineteen of these back issues are
still available for purchase exclusively from this site. At one time
or another our print magazine covered crystal skulls, haunted places,
time travel, underground mysteries, sea monsters, carnivorous plants,
and many more unusual topics. FOLLOW THIS LINK for
descriptions of STRANGE MAGAZINE back issues.
There is not a physicist in the world who can perceive when a parlor
magician palms off playing-cards.
STRANGEMAG.COM (No subscription necessary)
A secret of power —
I think it's another profundity.
Do you want power over something?
Be more nearly real than it.
_Book of the Damned_
NEWSCLIP ROULETTE RANDOM ODDNESS IN THE NEWS...
There may never be a Jurassic Park, but there is sort of an Eocene
brewery. Raul Cano has brewed beer from a long-ago source.
Read More... (opens in pop-up window)
STUDY OF SEA MONSTERS HELPS GREATER UNDERSTANDING
Dr. Charles Paxton, a researcher, statistician and ecologist at
Scotland's University of St. Andrews, maintains that spottings of sea
monsters are useful in more than one way. He notes that anecdotal
evidence, when utilized in the correct manner, can provide information
about both people's perception and the unexplained.
TIME-TRAVELING SEA MONKEYS
Sea monkeys (brine shrimp) travel through time in the normal way, but
they get both the benefits and hazards of having sex with others of
their species from different time-periods. This is because these other
brine shrimp are in differing places in evolution.
THE MOST MYSTERIOUS MANUSCRIPT OF ALL
The much-illustrated book known as the Voynich Manuscript (a.k.a. MS
408 in the Yale Library) is very old, nobody knows who wrote it, and
nobody knows what it means. It could be outsider art or a channeled
work or it could have deep meanings, possibly alchemical. It it has
fascinated and confounded experts in many disciplines for centuries
— including professional codebreakers.
"SECRETS" REVEALED OF AREA 51
Annie Jacobsen's recent book Area 51: An Uncensored History of
America's Top Secret Military Base would not have gotten the publicity
that it did if it hadn't included the alleged secret of the Roswell
crash, the nearly legendary occurrence in which an object found in
June or July of 1947 near Roswell, New Mexico, was said by some to
have contained possibly extraterrestrial occupants. Jacobsen's version
BRAVE MAD WORLD: THE CONTROL OF MIND AND BODY
People who believe they have been targeted by mind control
technologies have often been been met with skepticism or outright
disbelief. Recent revelations concerning very real ongoing scientific
research suggest that what these "targets" fear may soon actually be
PRIMATES IN THE NEWS
Self-Medicating Orangutans, Monkey From Mars, Monkey Or Pig?. Primates
— and strange facsimiles thereof — have been much in the news.
Here are three cases of the animals' unusual behavior or appearance.
TELEPORTATION OF INFORMATION
The development of quantum computing seems firmly on the way, now that
information has been teleported about a meter — a milestone in
quantum information processing.
THE FOOT AT THE WRONG END
Performing an operation on October 3, 2008, Dr. Paul Grabb was
surprised to find a foot inside a newborn baby's brain. The brain
surgeon also discovered what seemed to be coils of an intestine, as
well as a developing hand, thigh and an additional foot — all of
which endangered the child's life.
THE ROBOT WITH HEART
If treated with affection, "He" becomes limp, "his" breathing and
heartbeat relax, and "his" eyelids lower. "He" is a flexible plastic
machine called the Heart Robot.
There was much excitement about a news conference that claimed there
was a frozen Bigfoot carcass which would prove the reality the fabled
man-ape. What followed was disillusioning.
THE MYSTICAL JAMES BOND
The games played in the James Bond novels and movies go beyond the
surface thrills. There are hidden meanings aplenty. Philip Gardiner's
book _The Bond Code: The Dark World of Ian Fleming and James Bond _
reveals how Bond-creator Ian Fleming's connections with the occult
helped him create the mystique of his greatest creation.
THE BISHOP AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE
What a Catholic clergyman in New Mexico experienced may remind some of
uncanny visitations — supernatural or extraterrestrial..."...gentle
little people, about 3 to 4 feet tall, wearing Halloween
THE CONTROVERSIAL CRYSTAL SKULLS
In the 1980's investigator Mark Chorvinsky wrote two meticulously
researched articles on the two original, controversial crystal skulls
— the British Museum Crystal Skull and the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal
Skull. Now both articles are available, for the first time, online.
They are a must-read for anyone interested in these mysterious
CREATING THE TIME MACHINE
Dr. Ronald L. Mallett's father died during the mid-1950s when his son
was ten years old. The grief-stricken young Ronald delved into science
fiction and found something that saved him from deep depression —
the prospect of building a machine for traveling in time.
CHUPACABRA AND/OR VERY UGLY COYOTE?
Phylis Canion discovered the body of what she believed to be a
Chupacabra on her ranch in Cuero, Texas, in July of 2007. Initial DNA
tests indicated that the animal was some sort of coyote, but Canion
disputed that finding and had tests of her own done. Now the results
BOOK REVIEW: WEIRD HAPPENS: INVESTIGATOR HANDBOOK
Robert Goerman has written a guide to the investigation of strange
phenomena. Veteran investigator Mark Opsasnick reviews.
ONLINE FRENCH UFO ARCHIVE
For thirty years, the French CNES (Centre National d'Études Spatiales
— National Space Studies Center) had been amassing documents and
statements concerning UFO (or more particularly UAP — Unidentified
Aerospace Phenomena) incidents. Now this database of some 1600
incidents is online.
Neil Clark, a painter as well as the curator of paleontology at the
Hunterian Museum in Glasgow, Scotland, trotted out a somewhat familiar
idea in the journal of the Open University Geological Society current
to early March 2006. He contends that the Loch Ness monster may have
Ken Freedman, General Manager of New York radio station WFMU, came
across the controversial story of dog heads being kept alive after
removal from their bodies. Doug Chapman summarizes this strange case.
BOOK REVIEW: LABYRINTH 13: TRUE TALES OF THE OCCULT, CRIME &
CONSPIRACY _BY CURT ROWLETT_
Curt Rowlett's book is a labyrinth through which one travels to the
less-explored reaches of forteana, occultism, crime, and unnerving
The Exorcist's Assistant:
A Look Back at the Late Father Walter Halloran
Father Walter Halloran, best known for assisting in the exorcism of a
Cottage City Maryland boy that later became the basis for the novel
and movie _The Exorcist_, offered up an ever-changing story of what he
saw take place during that exorcism. Mark Opsasnick, author of Strange
Magazine's _Haunted Boy _ article on the true
story behind _The Exorcist_, gives his observations on Halloran and
his relationship to the press.
Search will open in new window.
Mark Chorvinsky (1954-2005)
Editor/Publisher & Founder of _Strange Magazine_ passes away.
technologies have often been been met
with skepticism or outright disbelief. Recent revelations concerning
very real ongoing scientific research suggest that what these
"targets" fear may soon actually be possible.
An in-depth look at the
controversial Crystal Skulls .
Is time travel possible? Numerous
strangemag.com writers take a variety of approaches to this
Douglas Chapman and Sherrill Roberts describe the results of a
monster-inspired panic in India during 2001. Whether monster, monkey
or man, its claimed depradations were reported worldwide.
THE MYSTERY OF CHANCE
Peter A. Jordan on Jung and the significance of synchronicity.
THE ART OF HONEST DECEPTION
Author/illusionist Vincent H. Gaddis explores how people are fooled.
THE DEFINITIVE SEA SERPENT
Matthew Bille on the seemingly inexplicable 1905 case in which two
zoologists observed a "sea monster."
John Moore, Dr. Karl P. N. Shuker and Mark Chorvinsky discuss the
mysterious carcasses that have washed up on the world's beaches.
NESSIE AND OTHER LAKE MONSTERS
Tour our Loch Ness Monster primer. Also check out lake monsters such
CHAMP (VT/NY), the LAKE STORSJON MONSTER
(Patagonia), and OGOPOGO (B.C., Canada).
Kurt W. Burchfiel's reports on his search for the beastie of
Norway’s Lake Seljordsvatnet in THE SERPENT’S TALE
How could Loch Ness support a breeding population of large
crypto-creatures? One theory is provided in ROGUE NESSIE
THE JERSEY DEVIL OF THE PINE BARRENS
Anthony Perticaro examines the fact and folklore of the Jersey Devil.
Scott Bruffey visits a convention of ghost hunters in Gettysburg,
Pennsylvania, and tries to get in the spirit.
Ronald Rosenblatt considers of some of the cryptozoological aspects of
INVADERS FROM ELSEWHERE
Bruce Lanier Wright takes us on a whirlwind tour of the modern
cultural history of UFOs.
Strangemag.com Editor Mark Chorvinsky explores the phenomena of red
rain and blood showers.
THOSE ENIGMATIC ERRATICS
Phil Rife looks at cases of archeological oddities found in places
that they should not be.
The _Strange Report_ is a free e-mail newsletter from strangemag.com.
If you would like to receive occasional e-mail bulletins comprised of
short articles, strange phenomena news, reviews, and opinion, send an
email with the subject SUBSCRIBE to: email@example.com
Mark Chorvinsky tracks down the rumor that Hollywood makeup master
John Chambers fabricated the suit used in the Patterson Bigfoot film.
SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PATTERSON BIGFOOT FILM ON ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY
In October 1997 Mark Chorvinsky looked back on the most infamous
bigfoot film, and found many reasons to be skeptical.
THE CURSE OF PALMYRA ISLAND Is the South Pacific atoll
paradise Palmyra Island a cursed spot? It may be, according to
strangemag.com columnist CURT ROWLETT.
THE SURRENCY SPOOKLIGHT
A classic ghost light phenomena in the tradition of the Marfa Light in
Texas and the Brown Mountain Light in North Carolina.
Mexico's mysterious _zona del silencio_ — the "Zone of Silence" —
may one of the world's weirdest locales. SCOTT CORRALES reports in
Mexico’s Zone of Silence
Corrales on the CHUPACABRAS
Puerto Rican MYSTERY CORPSES
PARANORMAL MANIMALS IN LATIN AMERICA
News, information and reviews from the edge of science.
FIRST PERSON letters and e-mail from individuals
claiming weird encounters, including the classic GIANT SHRIMP IN THE
E-mail _your_ accounts of strange encounters _HERE_
Ghost reports, spooky spots, and occasional reviews of regional ghost
UFO clips from around the world
Peculiar People, Monsters & Mystery Animals, Psychic Pstuff, Animal
Oddities: a Mixed Bag of Strangeness from STRANGEMAG
Executive Editor Douglas Chapman.
We welcome your questions, news, suggestions, articles, and reviews,
as well as your strange encounters. Read others' letters and drop us a
line while you're at it.
Would you like to work on this website? Are you a writer, illustrator,
programmer, web designer, or filmmaker?
Here's how you can contribute to this site.
When in the Washington,
_the Shop of the Fantastic_ and the Home of STRANGE BOOKSHOP.
For book ORDERS/BOOK QUESTIONS call 301-881-3530
The following browsers are recommended when viewing this site:
FIREFOX 1.0 (Windows and Macintosh)
Or other recent, standards-compliant browser
Adequate but not highly recommended:
INTERNET EXPLORER 6 (Windows)
INTERNET EXPLORER 5.X (Macintosh)
Netscape 4.X or earlier
Internet Explorer 4.X or earlier
You will be able to view all our content with these older browsers,
but some of our more recent pages will display much better in the
newer, more standards-compliant browsers mentioned above.
11772 Parklawn Drive
For television and motion picture rights information e-mail us at:
Copyrighted material from Strange Magazine and Strangemag.com may not
be used in television, motion pictures, print or electronic media
without the express permission of Strange Magazine/strangemag.com.
The right to download and store or output the materials found on
Strange Magazine Web (TM) a.k.a. Strangemag (TM) website pages is
granted for personal use only, and materials may not be reproduced in
any form. Any other reproduction in full or in part by any means
mechanical or electronic without the express written permission of
Strange Magazine (TM) is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted to
the fullest extent of the law. Certain names, logos, and/or phrases on
these pages constitute trademarks of Strange Magazine (TM).
Copyright ©2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997,
1996, Strange Magazine (TM), except that which is copyrighted by the
authors. All rights reserved.