Total Pageviews

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Books, Books -Damnable Books!

As I have been unable to find any "Strange Phenomena" events this year to try to set up shop to sell the books, it seems likely they will be deleted.

The books are fun to put together and I have my copies so I'll just make them redundant at the end of January.  It's no major loss since I think that, from 2010 to today, only about five copies have sold and that was after I priced them so low I would have only got 50p from a sale.  Who is going to miss them?


So here you go.


The Red Paper: Canids -Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Coyotes in the UK

 One for those interested in Wildlife -or cryptozoology!

  
The Red Paper:CANINES vol.1
 Terry Hooper
The Red Paper: Canids
Paperback, 
A4 (21 x 30cms)
202 Pages 
Photographs, illustrations and maps
Price: £10.29
Ships in 3–5 business days
 
 
By the 1700s the British fox was on the verge of extinction and about to follow the bear and wolf having been hunted for sport for centuries. 
 
The answer was to import thousands of foxes per year for sport. But foxes kept dying out so jackals were tried. Some were caught, some escaped. Even wolves and coyote were released for hunting and "country folk" were very far from "happy" -some even threatening local hunts -one intending to release a wolf for a hunt- with legal and other consequences.
 
The summation of over 40 years research by the noted naturalist and former UK police forces exotic wildlife consultant reveals the damnable lie of "pest control" hunting but also reveals the cruelty the animals were subject to and how private menageries as well as travelling shows.
 
Private menageries, or single exotic "pets" as well as travelling shows helped provide the British and Irish countryside with some incredible events such as the 1905 "vampiric" sheep killer of Badminton, the mystery hounds of Cavan and Coyotes of Epping Forest. 
 
The Girt Dog of Ennerdale is also dealt with in detail -was it a tiger? A Tasmania Thylacine? This book gives the exact facts and details for the first time.

Up-dated 2013 edition includes a section on sarcoptic mange in foxes and treatment plus a list of wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres in the UK.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/terry-hooper/the-red-papercanines-vol1/paperback/product-20492038.html

Some Things Strange & Sinister (2013 -up-dated)


Some Things Strange & Sinister
A4 Format
B&W
Paperback
358 pages
Heavily illustrated
Price: £15.00
After more than 40 years as an investigator and more than fifty as a naturalist,the author has opened some of the many files he has accumulated dealing with such things as.. 
 
The Terrifying Events At The Lamb Inn, The Ghosts Of All Saints Church, Dead Aquatic Creatures of Canvey Island, captured bigfoot like creatures in India -all exclusively presented for the first time and with new added research previously unseen. 
 
PLUS a vastly expanded section on Spring-heeled Jack! 
 
Photographs, maps, line drawings and up-dated to make 358 pages looking at Things truly Strange and Sinister. 
 
Cryptozoologist,Ghost Hunter,Ufologist or Fortean:this book has something for everyone -including the just plain inquisitive! 
 


Contents
Foreword by Travis L. Whitehurst
Introduction
  1.     de occultis non judicat ecclesia                                                                     
  2.     The Bristol Rocking Horse
  3.     The Terrifying Events At The Lamb Inn
  4.     The Coonian Ghost
  5.     The Ghosts Of All Saints Church
  6.     His Luminous Chamber
  7.     The Late Reverend Dr. Blomberg
  8.     And More Ghost Stories
  9.     The Thomas B. Cumpston Case
  10.     The Chupacabra
  11.     The Strange Case Of The Gotherington Gargoyle
  12.     What’s Tall,Hairy And Vanishes?
  13.     Mystery Beasts Of Ireland
  14.     The Creature Of The Dump
  15.     The Strange Creature Of Repton Woods
  16.     The Bizarre Legends,Crimes And Truth About Spring Heeled Jack
  17.     The Black Beast Of Darmstadt
  18.     The Nameless Thing Of Berkley Square
  19.     The Terrifying Case Of The U.S. Naval Transport
  20.     The Case Of The Ghost Lear Jet
  21.     Ghost Planes,Crashes And Dead Aquatic Creatures
  22.     The Mitchison Loch Ness Monster Video
  23.     From The Deep Below To The Air Above –USOs
  24.     Aerial Encounters Over Austria
  25.     A Crashed UFO In 1790?
  26.     Angel Hair
  27.     Quimper-Corentin:Where “Thunder Fell”
  28.     Strange Aliens From Space
  29.     The Llandrillo ‘Saucer’ And Other Crash Retrievals
  30.     Transient Lunar Phenomena,Alien Structures And Moon Vegetation
  31.     Whiddon Down-Saint-Jean-du-Guard:Impossible Correlations?
  32.     The Venezuelan Horror
A Final Word.






Alleged piece of crashed UFO from Berwyn Mountains, Wales.


 Some More Things Strange & Sinister 



Some More Things Strange & Sinister

Terry Hooper-Scharf
Paperback,
A4
327 Pages 
Heavily illustrated
Price: £15.00
Follow-up to the hugely successful Some Things Strange & Sinister.



For those interested in Ufology, cryptozoology, hominology, unusual natural history, ghosts and mysteries in general.



The secret history of gorillas in the UK -before they were officially  'discovered'. The history of  the Wild men of Europe, the UK and US: something that in the 1800s become very "pop culture"  Very pop culture and totally forgotten today!




Hominology. Sasquatch and Bigfoot -is there evidence for their existence?  No sitting on the fence here -the Patterson-Gimlin film is looked at as well as other evidence.  The Author's conclusions? You might be surprised.



Giant snakes. Amazons. The Giant serpent of Carthage. The Girt Dog of Ennerdale -another big cult 'creature' amongst paranormal and cryptozoological circles. The Beast of Gevaudan -what was it and were there really descendents of the creature in the 19th century -one of which was actually brought to London? 


 Believe it or not more than one incident of historical crocodiles cases in the UK.  In fact, far more than even the Author had thought .

And, after more than a century of claims by 'researchers' that it no longer exists: The Silent City of Alaska and the near legendary 'lost' photograph taken of it.


 This and much more. Updated with extra pages and photographs.



Pursuing The Strange And Weird -A Naturalist's Viewpoint (2014 up-date)



Pursuing The Strange & Weird:A Naturalists Viewpoint


Terry Hooper-Scharf
Paperback, 
A4
249 Pages
Price: £15.00
UP DATE -From Dead Aquatic (Humanoid) Creatures, the giant squid and yet undiscovered sea creatures; submarine and ships crews encountering true leviathans.

There is a fully expanded section which also refers to the so-called ‘Ningen’ sightings and video footage.

Extinct animals at sea that have been re-discovered. The subject of Sasquatch and other mystery Hominids around the world is dealt with including a look at the “Sasquatch-killer”, Justin Smeja.
Dr. Bryan Sykes and his DNA test results for TVs The Bigfoot Files as well as the controversial Erickson Project and Dr. Melba Ketchum’s Even more controversial Sasquatch DNA test results.
Also included are two early French UFO entity cases that still baffle. Ghosts, strange creatures and the Star-Child hoax. All dealt with by the naturalist and pursuer of the strange and weird 



  The Bizarre Legends, Crimes And Truth About Spring Heeled Jack (2014


The Truth About Spring-Heeled Jack  
Terry Hooper-Scharf

Paperback, 
53 Pages 
 Dimensions (centimetres) 20.98 wide x 29.69 tall  (A4)
fully illustrated and referenced
Price: £7.00
The terror and mystery created by “Jack The Ripper” has been the subject of countless books, magazine articles as well as movies and TV documentaries. Ask anyone if they have ever heard of Jack The Ripper and it is doubtful anyone would respond with a “no idea.” 

By that same token, ask people who “Spring-heeled Jack” was and you would be lucky to find anyone who had ever heard of him. 

Spring-heeled Jack was the subject (loosely) of a film The Curse of the Wraydons (1946) and Dominic Keating also appeared as Spring Heeled Jack in the 2010 film Sherlock Holmes by The Asylum film company. The character has also featured in both American and British comic books and a number of books, for both children and adults. 

But the fact that the Springald held the country –not just London– in a grip of terror much longer that the Ripper did is all but forgotten except for some half-truths and fanciful theories. 

Now be prepared to read the full story of Spring Heeled Jack

No comments:

Post a Comment