Weiser Books … stop it !!!

Seriously, I running out of shelf space …

Spring cleaning means reorganization of the bookshelves. That being said, I’ve decided to drop the book color scheme ( which looked nice ) to something a little more functional. Sadly, I running out of shelf space with certain publishers.

With a pile to sort through on the couch and a pile to sort through at the foot of my bed ( don’t judge me ) and five more bookshelves, I’m running out of space on my Weiser bookshelf.

Weiser !!! You simply have to stop …

Review: On the Trail of Bigfoot: Tracking the Enigmatic Giants of the Forest

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07XMF9TZ6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ New Page Books (April 1, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 1, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 13523 KB

I should have enjoyed this book but I have to say that I really can’t recommend “On the Trail of Bigfoot”. Maybe it was something about the size of the pictures on a kindle but I just wasn’t impressed with any of the pictures in the book. Dupler’s writing style wandered across the page like a drunken sailor and his opinions were based on an amazing lack of facts. From time to time, I wondered if I was reading a satire (it was published on April Fools Day).

The only chapter that I enjoyed was a chapter on Bigfoot in Pop Culture. His epilogue was brief and talked about the ecology rather than a summary of the book and his sources were anemic. One of his online sources hasn’t been updated in over a decade and Cryptomundo hasn’t been updated in 2021 and only twice in 2020.

I’d give this one a pass…

Review: Haunted Surry to Suffolk

Haunted Surry to Suffolk: Spooky Locations Along Routes 10 and 460

By Pamela K. Kinney

Product description:

Take a journey along Virginia’s scenic Routes 10 and 460 eastbound to enjoy the lovely countryside and metropolises that spread around these two roads. Most of all, discover that some historical houses, plantations, battlefields, parks, and even the modern cities, have more than touristy knickknacks, ham, and peanuts to offer. Many have ghosts!

Bacon’s Castle has spirits haunting it since the 1600s. Stay in a cabin overnight at Chippokes Plantation State Park and you might find you have a spectral bedfellow. The city of Smithfield has more to offer than the world’s oldest ham; it also has some very old phantoms still stalking its buildings. Take a ghost tour of Suffolk and see why the biggest little city is also one of the spookiest. Discover the myths and legends of the Great Dismal Swamp and see what phantoms are still haunting the wildlife refuge. And if that’s not enough, Bigfoot and UFOs are part of the paranormal scenery. These and other areas of southeastern Virginia are teeming with ghosts, Sasquatch, UFOs, and monsters. See what awaits you along 460 south and 10. No matter which road you take, the phantoms can’t wait to SCARE you a good time.

My thoughts:

Haunted Surry to Suffolk was very hard for me to put down, because I love this kind of book. Kinney takes us on another ride to haunted locations and this book was an entertaining as her last book Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area.

I have to say that almost all of the ebook was interesting but the chapter Bigfoot and UFO Encounters from Surry to Suffolk was excellent. It was just packed with dozens of legends and stories. I wish that Kinney had spent more time on them.

Those who live in the area and tourists who visit claim they see wispy white things, especially around the lake, but no doubt what they saw could be foxfire, a substance given off when certain fungi decay wood. Again, maybe they did see something. The place can be eerie, especially if shrouded in fog or mist. And besides spirits, you might run into Bigfoot or fairies. Do take care and don’t strike out alone in the woods and head off the designated trails, for you never know who or what you might meet. You might encounter more than animals and birds in the Great Dismal Swamp, and the haunts and Bigfoot are waiting to welcome you, even if it means taking the portal to Hell.

The pictures are excellent but I didn’t see the anomalies that she circled. I guess it’s just part of my doubting nature. As I understand it, the pictures will be in black and white, as opposed to the free review copy provided to me from the author, which were in color. Sadly, that will take a little something away from the reader’s experience.

I’m giving Haunted Surry to Suffolk: Spooky Locations Along Routes 10 and 460 4 1/2 stars out five. If you live in the area or plan to travel there, this book is a must-have.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Pamela K. Kinney. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Ghost Hunters Is Back! | New Season Premieres August 21 | A&E

Remember when I used to talk about paranormal shows … well, I’m getting back into the mood again. To be honest, I didn’t believe anything that I was seeing and I , basically, gave up on them. That being said, I’m feeling the paranormal urge again …

Surprise Discovery of 4,000-Year-Old Egyptian Sphinx with Human Head and Lion Body

sphinx

Local authorities in Egypt have announced the discovery of an ancient sphinx statue between two of the best known ancient temples in the country – Karnak and Luxor. The discovery was made by chance, during a restoration project, and stunned the construction workers who found it. There have been very few sphinxes discovered in modern times and the find will add to our knowledge of Egyptian sculpture and art. The sphinx will also raise questions as to what else may be found in the area and which Pharaoh the statue represents.

source: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/sphinx-0010530

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