Monsters, Myths and Things That go Bump in the Night


I have recently acquired a taste for the TV show Mountain Monsters on Destination America and I can honestly say I love it! So I go on a search for all information on the show and I am intrigued, not just that they are from West Virginia, but because they are real people and it is entertaining.

Now I don’t know if any of the monsters exist and as long as I have been an outdoorsman I have not seen a monster in the woods. But I have seen strange things in my time. Limbs twisted, areas torn up etc… But I have also heard the stories throughout time. Stories from old timers who you know do not lie and you could trust with your life. These stories have to start somewhere, and something have to had prompted them.

Mountain Monsters has it all, it has drama, it has suspense and it has some good humor. But most of all, it tackles the old stories we heard as kids of monsters roaming the mountains. I know what you are going to say, “If there is something out there, why hasn’t trail cameras gotten a good photo of it?” or “with everyone carrying cameras, why are all the photos blurry?” I can’t answer that, except for the fact that with most videos and photos taken, are taken by someone who is surprised. How many times have you tried to take a photo of a pet or a child when they are doing something cute, only to get a blurry photo? Same thing goes for people who take photos of an elusive monster.

As I was browsing around, I actually came across an article by the Huffington Post about the TV Show Mountain Monsters and as I was reading the comments below (by New Yorkers I am sure) One said, “How in the world do they get out in the woods and see the monsters and not catch one in an hour show?” The quick answer to that is, it is a show! A three day expedition edited down to a 45 minute TV show. Those same New Yorkers think that no animals were harmed in the making of super market meat!

So back to my point is, something has caused the stories to be told, and some times there are things out there we have no clue about. But until someone proves otherwise, there is always a chance.

The way I look at it is, it is always good to have an open mind about the things that go bump in the night, and there is nothing wrong with believing. It is when you have no imagination left that nothing new will be discovered.

Plus, it is just fun to get out, get your heart rate up and face your fears!

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The Unity Party (Shameless Plug)


My first attempt at a political thriller. I started writing this in 2002, but got my first writers block. By the time I wanted to start writing again, I was afraid that it was coming too close to the truth and people would think I was using current events. I really made it up, honest. The Unity Party  is now available as an E-Book on Amazon.com.

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There is a new kind of government taking over and everyone comes together. But togetherness is not always good. Spies, and conspiracy for a larger world order is happening. Can a small group protect and save the entire country?