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Recent Loch Ness Monster Report

On June 1, an 11-year-old girl snapped a photo of something in Loch Ness. The Daily Record ran a story on June 12 on the report, which reads:

The first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster in moonlight has been recorded. As scientists scout Loch Ness for the signs of life, Nessie has reared her head again - in front of an 11-year-old girl. The third sighting of the year of the legendary monster has been accepted by the official Nessie register. Natalie Hodgson and her family, on holiday from Yorkshire, took a picture of the head of an unknown creature in the water at 10.30pm on June 1 from the Highlands Lodges holiday park where they were staying. The creature remained for a few minutes caught in the moonlight before disappearing. It follows a 'remarkable, feature film length' video of the Loch Ness Monster shot by a Nessie watcher from Ireland on April 30.  Hospital clerical worker Eoin O'Faodhagain from Donegal took a ten minute video from the Loch Ness webcam. The creatur…
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The Black Diary - Review Coming Soon

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The Seebert Road Fence Post Ghost

Seebert Road, in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, may be haunted by a ghostly figure.

In 1992, three people were returning to the campground at Watoga State Park after a snack-run into Marlinton. It was around midnight, and foggy out. After they turned onto Seebert Road from U.S. 219, they had a very strange experience. When they were only about a mile off U.S. 219, a figure - and a very tall one at that - rose up next to a fence post on the right side of the road.

The figure "sprang straight up, without bending his knees in a perfect arch, similar to the way Dracula rises out of his casket in the 1990s from Bram Stroker's Dracula but much faster." Jonathan Moore includes this story in his book True West Virginia Ghost Stories, and in it the witness says the "man" "stared intently at the car as we drove past, turning only his head to follow the car." The figure did not move or follow them.

The witness continued with his description of the apparition…

Small Town Monsters Releases "Bray Road Beast" Trailer

Horror stalks the heartland…

Small Town Monsters has recently released the first trailer for their upcoming documentary The Bray Road Beast. Check out the trailer below.

And here's the description of the movie:

In the early 1990's a rural Wisconsin community called Elkhorn was at the center of a series of real-life werewolf sightings. As local reporter, Linda Godfrey, began her investigations into the 'Beast of Bray Road,' other reports from around the country, and soon, the world, began flooding in. For the subsequent three decades, the Beast of Bray Road has been the most infamous Wisconsin resident. In their seventh film (and third feature-length documentary), Small Town Monsters takes you on an in-depth exploration of the 'dogman' phenomenon. From the eerie back roads of Wisconsin, the fields and villages of Europe, sightings of upright canids go back centuries. But is there more to these sightings than simply misidentifications of known animals or a hidden…

The Bladenboro Mystery (Guest Post)

*For this week's folklore series post, the focus will be on more of a "local monster" than a folkloric one - TH*

The Bladenboro Mystery
***Author’s Note: Parts of this post has previously appeared in Animals & Men*** In late December of 1953, while the citizens of Bladenboro, North Carolina celebrated the holiday season, a beast unlike anything they had known reared its head and terrified the small town for over a month. The varmint made its presence known on December 29 in the nearby town of Clarkton when a resident reported hearing her neighbor’s dogs barking in a frenzy. When she went onto her porch to investigate, she spotted a large feline creature slinking away into the shadows.1 The next day, a dog’s mutilated corpse was found. In the nearby town of Lumberton, there was also an attack that night. The Matthews family reported that three of their kittens were mutilated, their skulls crushed and throats slit. Their lamb was also attack…