Thursday, December 10, 2009

Norway spiral light a failed missile? Think again!

Many are now suspicious of the timing between this strange spiraling light that appeared in the sky above Norway and the testing of the LHC(Large Hadron Collider)
View the video and read a very interesting post regarding the strange correlation by clicking the link below. Decide for yourself what the truth might be. Pay particular attention to this passage:

“This ancient picture indicates that life, in this case exemplified by a human being that comes out of the Mayan Tree of Life, is corkscrewed into existence by a wave form (symbolized by serpents) emerging from this Tree.”

Norway Spiral Connected to Hadron Collider or Mayan Tree of Life, 2011, 2012?

I have done a fair amount of research myself ever since this news came out, and I have yet to find one photo of a "failed missile launch" that even remotely resembles the spiraling light show that took place in Norway's sky just two nights ago.
As 2012 draws ever closer, I think we'll be seeing a lot of strange things in our skies never before witnessed.....
........ Things that will probably be accompanied by even more ridiculously suspicious explanations by the 'PTB'.

Leave me your comments and theories,Haven fans. I would love to hear what you have to say about this event.
Your Mistress of the mysterious,
Raven M.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Ken Gerhard's update on the Texas squatch

For all of you who have been following the recent Texas Bigfoot sighting,
Ken has a brand new update on his site today :


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ken Gerhard--Hot on the trail of Bigfoot !

In my email this morning was this post from my fellow researcher and good friend Ken Gerhard:

"Last night - November 30th, police on the west side of San Antonio received a 911 call from multiple eyewitnesses who claimed that they saw a hairy, hominid standing over six feet tall, run out of the woods and kill a deer. The incident was reported to the local media and broadcast earlier today. The witnesses were apparently homeless and responding officers who interviewed them found them to be completely sober and rational, though understandably scared. The police chose not to search for the creature. I have just returned from a stake out of the area, which is located at the intersection of Loop 1604 and highway 151, about ten miles from where I live. The area is somewhat developed, although fairly wooded and located near several creeks. Most of the area is private property and is fenced with barbed wire. Obviously I was not about to trespass and I'm still not 100% sure of the exact location of the incident. Reporter Joe Conger from Eyewitness News did visit the exact spot earlier today and told me there were some animal bones present. I plan on returning there with him tomorrow to look for tracks and other evidence. Best Wishes All!
Ken Gerhard ^v^"

This is an ongoing investigation,and Ken will be keeping us updated as it progresses.
It sure is exciting news for the crypto world,Haven fans! Stay tuned for more!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Haven fans!

Thanksgiving is the day we come together with friends and relatives to share a meal and give thanks for all the blessings in our lives.
It's a wonderful tradition and a beautiful reminder that, even though we have all been through hardships and low points in our lives, we are also blessed with many reasons to be thankful.
We should also remember those less fortunate than ourselves. Reach out today and help someone in your community, even if its just sharing a hug and a smile. You never know when a simple act of kindness could save or change a life forever. I have every bit of faith we can make positive changes in the entire world by first starting in our own backyards and communities.
This incredible human experience has already taught me so much in my 42 years, and has brought into my life the most treasured friends and family anyone could ask for.
They have all touched my life in different ways and I give thanks for them not only on this beautiful Thanksgiving day,but always. : )

Speaking of treasured friend...

My good pal Neil Arnold is a folklore researcher and fellow investigator of all things strange. He is especially known for his fieldwork research of "ABC"'s (Alien Big Cats--Large predatory cats known to be in places where they do not belong.)
On November 30,2009, he will be on Coast to Coast radio discussing his study of creatures including winged humanoids, sky serpents, paranormal 'manimals,' hellhounds, and other creatures.
Be sure to tune in on:

Have a happy and safe holiday everyone!

Your Mistress of the Mysterious who is about to stuff herself silly today,
Raven M.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


My fellow researcher and good friend,Nick Redfern's book "Contactees: A History of Alien-Human Interaction," is published by New Page Books and is a fabulous read.
To view the full press release and article,please go here:

“Redfern has a solid reputation as a leading researcher and author of all things
paranormal. He can present the facts, write the books, and speak across the globe with the
best of them. One thing he does better than all the rest is get out there in the field, get his
hands dirty, and actually look for the very things he writes about.”
—MARIE D. JONES, author of PSIence: How New Discoveries in Quantum Physics
and New Science May Explain the Existence of Paranormal Phenomena

San Francisco, CA (July 1, 2009) –– We are not alone on our planet, according to noted
paranormal author/expert and self‐described “monster hunter,” Nick Redfern.

His new book, Contactees: A History of Alien‐Human Interaction, is a collection of hairraising
eyewitness accounts by people chosen by ETs to spread their message.

Redfern is a popular author, media guest and journalist who specializes in unsolved
mysteries, UFOs and ETs, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, government conspiracies,
and the paranormal. His previous bestsellers include Memoirs of a Monster Hunter;
Strange Secrets; A Covert Agenda; and There’s Something in the Woods.
Among his many
notorious exploits, Redfern has investigated reports of aliens in Mexico, lake monsters in Scotland, vampires in Puerto Rico, werewolves in England, and crashed UFOs in the United States.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Charles Fort --Who was he?

If you take an interest in anomalous phenomena of any kind, then by now you surely have heard the name Charles Fort.

He is credited as the man who coined the term "teleportation" and whom the subject of Forteana itself is named after.

Fort was born in New York and although, even as a youngster, was considered bright and intelligent, did not do well in school.
He was known to be witty and humorous, and his natural intense curiosity may have been the spark which started his lifelong journey of sitting in libraries for hours, taking notes, and collecting reports of anomalous phenomena. Today, strange anomolies are often refered to as Fortean, thanks to a playwright named Ben Hecht,who was the first to use the word in a review of "The Book of the Damned" in 1919.
Fort was somewhat of a rebel, and was very critical of authoritarianism, especially in science and religious dogma.
He was adamant that he not be refered to as a scientist, and always remained philosophical in nature when discussing the subjects he researched.
He took great delight in critiquing the scientific community's opinion of anomolies, and gave lengthy comment on circumstances labeled by them as "myth", such as frogs and stones falling from the sky, and even occurrences of ball lightning, which have now been categorized as real events.

Fort characterized his research and data as "damned" because of the opposition it faced from orthodox science. He believed that all information must be considered "tentative" forever as it is subject to change at any time. He once stated "There never was an explanation that didn't itself have to be explained"
His views and reviews often infuriated his contemporaries, but it never stopped Fort from continuing his search in the fashion he was best known for.
He passed away at the age of 58, apparently from leukemia, though that diagnosis has never been accurately confirmed.
He continued his research and obsessive note taking right up until the end, and has inspired many to continue on the path of a "contrary to popular opinion" type philosophy.
The term Fortean has many interpretations, but one fact remains.... is as far from orthodoxy and conventional thinking as one can possibly get.

It is a beautiful Autumn morning in Michigan today. I hope everyone is enjoying their day to the fullest.
Bright blessings to all.

Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven M.

Friday, October 30, 2009

"Hoaxes not Jokeses" by Linda Godfrey

I just want to give a HUGE round of applause and a sincere THANK YOU to Linda for posting this blog about Halloween tricksters and hoaxers :

It makes our job as serious researchers SO much harder when we have to weed through the garbage that is put out there by these kind of people.
THEY may not take this subject seriously, but the folks who have been genuinely terrified by these encounters surely do.
Linda brings up some excellent points and sheds light on the consequences of hoaxing.
Be sure to check it out!

Have a happy and safe Halloween,Haven fans!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Back home!

We arrived home at roughly 3:30 am this morning.
Things went well on the expedition, though the weather at times was rather wet and cold, making some moments more difficult than others.
A good sense of humor, awesome people(You guys know who you are), and lots of hot coffee got me through those rough spots, I am happy to say!
In a future update, I will be talking a bit more about where I was and what I was doing, but for now, until all evidence is reviewed etc, I'll keep you in suspense ; )

Don't forget to join my good friends Jason and Bobby on Strange Frequencies Radio tonight as they interview MUFON's Bill Konkolesky. Should be a great show!

Hope everyone is enjoying their October and keeping warm and dry.

Have a howling good day,Haven fans!
-Raven M.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fortean writer Mac Tonnies has passed away at age 34

This news was just given to me by fellow researcher and dear friend Nick Redfern,who was a very close friend of Mr. Tonnies.
You can read Nick's post here:


Please send Nick your regards ,as he is terribly shaken up and grieving.

All our love to you Nick.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Patterson's Deathbed Confession

For decades, rumors of fakery have surrounded the Patterson/Gimlin film of a bipedal creature who has affectionately come to be known as "Patty"

Theories and speculations continue to fly in the community, as is typical.
But what is the truth about the supposed hoax?
A deathbed confession by Patterson may have cleared that all up once and for all.

Read all about it at Loren Coleman's CRYPTOMUNDO

Enjoy your day,Haven fans.
-Raven M.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Paranormal vs. Flesh and blood

When discussing cryptids of any kind, the topic of whether or not they are paranormal in nature is sure to enter the conversation at some point, and is often a very heated topic of debate among cryptozoologists and enthusiasts alike.
Many sightings and encounters across the globe mention attributes of these creatures that lend a supernatural feel to the experience, whether intentional or not.
Some are surely misidentifications of known animals, inanimate objects, tricks of lighting or the eye, or just plain hoaxes altogether.
But for those few completely as of yet unexplained encounters, the debate runs hot about the true nature of the beast in question.

Tracks leading to nowhere, entities that seem to walk right out of thin air, some disappearing and reappearing in other areas. The list goes on.
Linda Godfrey wrote about an encounter where a cryptid was seen with only the upper half of its body visible to the eye. Accounts like these leave us with more questions than answers about our world and what inhabits it.

The Ojibwa have a proverb that says : " To find an animal, you must first find its food"
What if there is no food source to be found because there is no food source required for its survival? What then?
One can certainly see the rather confounding dilemma this leaves the serious researcher of cryptids in. With "unknown animals", there isn't a solid referrence point with which to begin the journey of discovery. One has to simply step into the unknown with an ignited passion to know the truth and the fervor to spurn that passion into action.
Science definitely has its place among this work and is a basic foundation with which to conduct investigations, but one should be careful not to pigeonhole themselves into a biased way of thinking.

Many options are out there, but none have eliminated the other as an answer...............................................yet!

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Fall day.

Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven M.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

JC Johnson to be on the Kevin Smith show tonight!

Our very own JC Johnson will be on the Kevin Smith show tonight!!!
Be sure to tune in at 8pm Mountain Time, for a two hour show!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Nick Redfern video interview re: Chupacabras

What does Nick have to say about the Texas chupacabras?
Find out here by clicking :
UFO Mystic -- Chupacabra news

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


My good friend and fellow researcher Ken Gerhard will be on Crypto Four Corners Radio tonight on Untamed Dimensions.

There is a nice write up on Ken on our home page :
He does it all....From giant birds and pterodactyls to bigfoot and chupacabra-----You name it,Ken has chased it!
Tune in tonight at 7pm Central.
Be sure to jump in the chat room while the show is going on! We have lots of fun and great discussions in there.

Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven M.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Science Fiction Secrets - Available!

My good friend Nick Redfern's
Science Fiction Secrets: From Government Files and the Paranormal, is now available!

Here's what the publisher - Anomalist Books - has to say:


Mix two parts science fiction with one part high-level government secrecy. Add a liberal helping of the paranormal. Then let Nick Redfern heat and serve. The result is far, far stranger than anything that you could ever begin to imagine.

SCIENCE FICTION SECRETS presents some mind-bending answers to a number of highly intriguing and thought-provoking questions, including:

Did the U.S. Government secretly assist Steven Spielberg in the production of his groundbreaking science fiction movies Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial?

Find out more about Nick's fantastic new book and where you can purchase your copy by going here :
Science Fiction Secrets: From Government Files and the Paranormal

Happy reading and
have a howling good evening,Haven fans!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back Online!

We are finally settling in to our new place and have internet connection once again!
Im trying furiously to get caught up on all my emails but it may take a few days,so I apologize for the inconvenience if I dont get back to you right away. I will do so as quickly as I can.

I will also be posting all my new contact information on the websites,so please make a note of those changes if you get a chance to get over to those. I'll be making updates here and there,so stay tuned!

I hope this post finds you all well and blessed.
have a howling good day all!

Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven M.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dallas-Fort Worth MUFON--Ken Gerhard lecture

My good friend Nick Redfern, on his "There's Something in The Woods" blog, reviews this past weekend's lecture by our other good friend and fellow researcher of all things strange and unknown,Ken Gerhard.

Sounds like it was a very informative and thought provoking lecture. Wish I could've attended. Maybe next time!
Nick gives a recount of the weekend which you can read here :

Flying "Things": A Review

Monday, July 20, 2009

Gable part 2?

It seems more evidence in the Gable case has surfaced.
Either that,or it's segment 2 of a very well executed hoax that has fooled the majority of folks for some time now.
A post over at Cryptomundo has the newly surfaced piece of film footage that seems to show a dismembered body (Warning : GRAPHIC!) which could be that of the person chopping wood in the first Gable film.
View the new footage, the original Gable film, and read the accompanying article here :

Gable film = Werewolf or Bear Attack?

Post a comment and tell me your thoughts about all of this!

Have a howling good Monday afternoon, Haven fans!

Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow

Sunday, July 19, 2009


A mysterious black goo described to the Coast Guard as "an oil-like substance, thick and lingering below the surface of the water" that was first spotted by a group of local Wainright, Alaska hunters out in their boat, has now been dubbed "The Blob" and is making its way farther from the coastline, much to everyone's relief.
But just what is this oddity?
The test results,released on Thursday,conclude that the miles-long stretch of oily goo is non other than a bloom of algae,never before seen in the Chukchi Sea,but not completely unheard of elsewhere.
So far,it has been concluded that the blob is NOT toxic, but further testing is required before that is an absolute.
Read more here :

Arctic Mystery: Identifying the Great Blob of Alaska

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Quick update

Just wanted to let you all know that Ken,Nick,and I still plan to get the radio show going,but there have been a few delays,and the likely launch date will now be more toward September.
All 3 of us have a lot going on at this time,and we want to be sure we'll have the time and energy to devote to the show once we get things rolling.
We have some exciting guests lined up,so be sure to check back from time to time and we'll keep you updated on the progress.

I am also still planning an investigation with the Strange Frequencies crew very soon over in Ohio.
Stay tuned for more info!

Im leaving this short and sweet today as I have a busy day ahead,and I need to finish my cup of coffee and get my rear in gear!

Have a howling good day everyone!

Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Watseka Wonder by Jason Korbus

My good friend Jason Korbus(Strange Frequencies Radio) has just posted a new article over at the Examiner, regarding the Watseka Wonder, a possession that took place back in 1878 in the little town of Watseka, Illinois. It is a very intriguing and bizarre story which I look very forward to reading part 2 of.
Be sure to stay tuned to more of Jason's work! He's an amazing researcher,writer,and radio host!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Nick Redfern's new friend!

Be sure to stop by Nick's page and meet his new pal :

Head to head with the Chupa

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bigfoot prints? Or just big footprints

Bigfoot sightings and encounters are definitely no stranger to the Michigan countryside, especially in rural settings where much of the backdrop is corn and other various types of agricultural fields.
Last night, my daughter and I decided to take a relaxing walk in the fresh evening air to get some exercise.
We live right on the outskirts of town. Nixon Road, in Ann Arbor, turns from suburbs right into farm country after our driveway.
As a researcher and a naturally curious person, I almost always have my nose to the ground, so to speak. And last night, I was very glad that I do that.
At around 8:15 pm, our leisurely walk turned into a mini expedition.
As we were walking and chatting, I happened to glance to my right and see a couple little scuff marks by the guardrail next to the road. Something about it looked odd, but I couldn't put my finger on it. To my surprise,when I looked closer and to just the other side of the guardrail, there was a very large footprint coming up the embankment of the small overpass and looking like something had taken a step over the guardrail and across the road, coming out of the cornfield that sits just off the road and down the embankment.(The corn doesn't appear to have started growing in this year yet as you can see by the pictures below)
Since it did rain earlier yesterday morning and afternoon, I'm thinking this footprint had been made fairly recently or it would've been washed away with the rain or at least more eroded than it appears in the pictures.
My daughter and I walked the rest of the way home, and I grabbed my digital camera and went back to take the pictures you see below.
If someone hoaxed these, they were in for a long wait, because the footprint was not easily visible to someone who doesn't have their nose to the ground like I usually do.
Being a small but fairly busy country road as far as vehicle traffic, I don't think someone would set up a hoax there. There isn't much in the way of foot traffic at all. Its dangerously cramped at that overpass. It's cramped to the point that in some areas you have to step off into the grass when a car comes by to avoid being hit. It just does not seem a likely place to play a practical joke. Whether this is an actual print from a large upright creature or not is anyone's guess. It could simply be a weather erosion pattern, a different type print that spread and faded, or nothing more than the imagination of a passionate cryptozoologist on an evening walk with her daughter down an old road in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
You be judge,Haven fans.

Picture 1. Guardrail and print. Facing direction footprint was coming from.(Pics 1, 2, and 3 taken today-June 14,2009-to show surrounding area)

Picture 2. Guardrail with field in background. Facing where footprint was coming from.

Picture 3. Cornfield

Pictures 4,5,and 6. Footprint with dollar bill for comparison.(Note that only 4 toes are clearly visible)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Michigan feral pigs and the increased threat of Pseudorabies

As many of you know,I have taken a keen interest in, and have been conducting research on, the recent feral pig issues.
Though most probably escaped from local game ranches and pig farms, it is also presumed some of the wayward swine are making their way up from southern states in an effort to seek out more abundant food sources and take up residence in territory previously uninhabited by their kind.

Washtenaw(the county I myself reside in) is apparently one of the hot spots in Michigan for encounters with wild pigs. posted an article in September 2008 which covers the story of George Albercook, a Washtenaw county resident who had spotted one of the creatures and was able to snap a quick photo with his cell phone.
The story in its entirety,can be seen below,along with George's picture of the boar :

Washtenaw County residents report sightings of wild boars

One of the mounting concerns with recent wild boar explosions,is that of whether they are a catalyst in the recent spread of H1N1,better known as "Swine flu".
While there has been no direct connection to H1N1,feral hogs are known to carry at least 13 different diseases,including anthrax, and tubercullosis.
Now, a new threat seems to be on the rise as the invaders make their way across the land. It is that of the disease called"Pseudorabies",which is another name given to the porcine herpesvirus1. The name pseudorabies comes from the rabies-like symptoms it was noted to cause in rabbits who had contracted the disease.

It is estimated that there are already some 4,000 feral pigs in Michigan alone.
Most of the feral population consists of a hybrid cross of domestic European pig(established here by human settlers) and Russian wild boar(most likely escapees from game farms),neither of which are native to the American continent.

The continuing question remains "What do we do about this?"
Since we obviously created this seemingly problematic situation,where then do we start to fix it so that panic and fear do not consume us as a population and cause "frenzied killing",as my dear friend Esther so eloquently and perfectly put it.

In closing,I would like to leave you with a little reminder....
The pigs themselves are not to blame,they are only doing what nature designed and intended them to do.

Note : If you would be interested in becoming a state chapter rep/contact for the North American Fortean Society,please let us know by visiting our state chapters page and sending us an email along with your contact info :
NAFS state chapters

Enjoy your afternoon and have a howling good evening,Haven fans!

Ta ta for now!
Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven M.

Publish Post

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Has a giant snake in the Amazon finally been proven?

Well, according to the father son team Mike (73) and Greg (44) Warner,it certainly has been.
But before we draw any firm conclusions, let us look first to Jon Downes of the CFZ to put things into perspective.
We all want to believe,but in order to give scientific credence to anything "newly discovered",the facts must be completely in place beyond a shadow of doubt.
All we can do right now is hold our breath until the rest of the data is in.

Here is Jon's post:

Here is Greg Warner's reply to it:


This is Greg Warner. I was with my Father Mike when we made the discovery. He is downstairs relexing after our Sunday BBQ.

I'm both excited and surprised to see this blog. One thing we hadn't planned for was a fight to convince fellow crytozooligists. We are putting togther our paper to be submitted to scientific journals as a start of phase two of our project.

However, your questions and concerns are valid and I will bring my father upstairs soon to address these questions.

Sometimes the truth is extraordinary.

GW "

What do you think,Haven fans?

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Well,you can certainly decide for yourself when you visit my friend Jason's "A Rare Breed" blog and read his post regarding the now famous Olsen video taken in Burlington, Vermont on Lake Champlain :

Be sure to leave them some feedback. I think we would all like to see what the general consensus is on this particular video.

I hope everyone is well and enjoying this terrific weather we're having!

Ta ta for now from your Mistress of the Mysterious!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

THE SHORE now in paperback!


Sea mists conceal an ancient evil … and even pounding surf can’t drown out the screams at THE SHORE. This highly anticipated sequel to THE PINES sweeps the supernatural saga to a deserted resort town … in the dead of winter.

First Time in Paperback

Many years ago, a novel set in the New Jersey Pine Barrens created a sensation. THE PINES was hailed as “a classic of modern horror,” and its recent reissue has again stirred up a great deal of popular interest in the book as well as in the legends of the New Jersey pine barrens. Now Leisure Books is releasing Robert Dunbar’s terrifying sequel – THE SHORE – for the first time in paperback.

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Leisure Books

Release Date: June 30, 2009

ISBN-10: 084396166X

ISBN-13: 978-0843961669

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Strange Frequencies Radio interview!

This afternoon was my debut as being the interviewEE rather than the interviewER.
Talk about an attack of nerves,folks!
The Mistress of the Mysterious was definitely NOT at her best.
I choked!
Ok,ok......Remember the episode of the Brady Bunch where Cindy freezes like a deer caught in headlights and bombs the whole competition? That was ME! I said answers backwards,I stumbled on words, I misunderstood a question, and I even think I swallowed my tongue for a brief moment. Or was it Gene Simmons' tongue...Im not quite sure.

The truth is,I am so used to being on THIS side of the microphone ASKING the questions,not answering them.
It felt like the Spanish Inquisition.......and "NOONE EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!"

But seriously,folks, I had fun on the show even through my more than obvious nervousness and lack of knowledge. I am still learning in this field and have a very long way to go before I could even begin to hope to have the caliber of knowledge that researchers like Ken Gerhard,Nick Redfern,Loren Coleman, JC Johnson,Linda Godfrey,and Jeff Meldrum have.
I did the best I could on the spur of the moment,and hopefully the next time(if there ever is a next I will have more miles on me,and be able to flow through my interview with a little less nervousness and a bit more solid information.

Thanks again to Jason and the guys at Strange Frequencies Radio for having me on and making me feel so welcome. They have a wonderful sense of humor that helped me limp over the finish line with a bit of my dignity still left in tact! You guys rock!

On an afternote,I would love to put together an investigation with them either here in Michigan or over in Ohio,and report about it afterwards here in the Haven.
I will definitely keep you all posted.
Right now I am still working on Feral pig reports and a couple more big cat sightings in Washtenaw and ssurrounding counties.
Life seems to be giving me some breathing room now,so I will be on here more to keep you updated!
Be sure to check out STRANGE FREQUENCIES RADIO . Be sure to tell them Raven sent ya! ; )

Ta ta for now my fledglings!
Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Breaking news : "Alien" Photo Finally Revealed Tonight!

Below is a post from Joshua P. Warren via the Coast to Coast AM page.
You may not want to miss this!


Joshua P. Warren: "Alien" Photo Finally Revealed Tonight!

May 1, 2009

Dear Paranormal Enthusiast,

You have probably heard about the creature that was captured in Mexico. I am now proud to report that I have been given permission to be the first person on the net to post a high-quality photograph of the creature taken WHILE IT WAS STILL ALIVE. Additionally, I have written a complete, detailed report on the chain of events in this story and the scientific testing that is underway as we speak.

Tonight I am scheduled to appear briefly on COAST TO COAST AM with George Noory and announce the details. In conjunction with my appearance, the photo, and complete report will be added to, my personal site. Right now, there is a rough sketch of the creature, but tonight, when updated, you will have an ACTUAL PHOTO with all the specific details.

I do not know if this is an alien, chupacabra, mutant, new animal, or a grand hoax. But whatever it is, it's being taken very seriously by the researchers in Mexico, like Jaime Maussan, who are examining it thoroughly. Right now, it's undergoing the world's best DNA analysis in Spain.

I just received this photo TODAY. As a subscriber to this e-newsletter, you are getting advance notice. I don't know what time I'll be on COAST TO COAST AM, but sometime between 10pm-2am PT and 1am-5am ET in the U.S., this information will appear on the homepage. Please pass this information along to everyone you know who may be interested.

The Coast To Coast AM website is and you can listen for free via the east coast U.S. stream at from 1am-5am (New York time).

Please note: My webmaster is staying up all night to make sure my website does not shut down. I guarantee you, if it goes down, it will come back up soon, so keep trying. I know it's probably impossible to regulate yourself, but instead of everyone hitting it at once, if you can be patient and use your intuition to hit it when it "feels right," that will help us keep the site up for longer periods.

I am leaving the country in the morning for my latest Expedition. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this when I return.

There is more to come! And you will get it FIRST.

Thanks for your interest and support . . .

Joshua P. Warren

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Big Things!

I know I have been a little M.I.A. recently,folks,and I apologize for that.
Between my new work,writing,organizing expeditions,health issues, and dedicating time to my family,there has been time for little else.
My blogging has fallen by the way side a bit,but I assure you I am doing my best to get it back on track on a more regular basis.

The Moonshadow team has some exciting adventures going on throughout the summer,and I will definitely keep you all posted on how things are progressing.

Cryptozoology is not just about weird and strange unedfineable creatures like the Dogman and Bigfoot.
It also encompasses a whole treasury of critters who have indeed been charted and are defineable,but end up in a place they are not common to at all.
"Alien" creatures if you will,such as big cats in the U.K. and northern Michigan and the Gypsy moth in Massachussetts.
Even certain species of plants can be added to that list like, for instance, Garlic mustard,which most likely found its way over here by way of European settlers who used it for cooking and medicinal purposes. The plant has now taken on a more destructive quality,however, as it spreads to more and more areas of the great and beautiful Wisconsin forests.

Most of you by now have heard the recent ramblings and rumblings regarding the feral pigs who have now begun making Michigan their new home. Like a four-legged oinking plague,they seem to be making their way across the entire south and midwest.
Reports abound of sightings,attacks,and even sport hunters having taken in "monster hogs"

But are these giants truly becoming a menace?
Some do not agree with that theory.
It has been argued that they may actually do more good than harm.
By way of profitable professional hunting excursions,the beasts could actually help stimulate a shakey economy here in Michigan.
I myself am not a hunter,but I know plenty of them. I grew up in the beautiful upper penninsula of Michigan,where hunting isn't only a sport or a way of putting meat on the's a RELIGION!
Anyone else who grew up a "Yooper" will know exactly what I'm talking about.

So then the question is.....

Do we begin to think of ways to exterminate them and cut them off at the pass before they establish permanent residence? Or do we find creative and useful ways to utilize a new,possibly valuable resource.
A third option (for the animal lovers against hunting) could be setting up a sort of "pig watcher's" organization that takes you on a true life Michigan safari.
Yeah yeah,I know....Not as exciting as watching lions from the open backend of a landrover on the Africa plains,but hey,I'm having a creative moment here. Just go with it,would ya?

Anyway,I want to hear your take on this situation,Haven fans.
Tell us your opinion and how you would handle this whole thing were you in charge of the 'pig parade'.

That's all for now,my fledglings!
Ta ta!

Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow

Friday, April 17, 2009


This just in from Nick Redfern :

A very special event is happening tomorrow: namely, the Shadows in the Dark 24hr Anniversary Bash live from the Ripley’s Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. This is - as its name suggests, of course - a marathon, 24-hour-long series of radio interviews with a whole range of authors, researchers, writers and investigators within the realms of the paranormal and Forteana.

To read more from Nick about this event,please go here :

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A huge thank you all, and a word about Haunted Times magazine

Thank you to everyone who tuned into the radio show with us last night.
I had so much fun on my first ever adventure as being a radio co-host.
Dave-O and our guests made the experience both fun and relaxed for me.

Thank you guys! Its so much appreciated.

I also want to thank all of you who have been sending such nice comments and messages. It really touches my heart.
You guys are the greatest!

A special thanks goes out to JC Johnson,who allowed me the honor of filling in for him. It was a great experience for me,and I feel very blessed.

In case you didnt get to listen last night,here is the call in playback number :

At the end of the show last night I mentioned Haunted Times Magazine,which I now work on staff for.
Click here --->HAUNTED TIMES
Please be sure to get over there and have a look at what we have to offer in the way of events,information,and advertising.
We are the premier paranormal magazine!
If you are looking to advertise,Haunted Times is definitely the magazine to be with. Reasonable rates,friendly service,and a KICKASS magazine to advertise from! What more can you ask for?
Pick up a copy today. We are in every major bookstore in the United States and we're distributed internationally as well.
Our current issue has an interview with Brian Harnois you dont want to miss!

Be sure to check out the events coming up as well.
On April 24-25, Haunted Times will be at Illinois Asylum for the Criminally Insane,doing a weekend paranormal retreat and Ghost hunting class. The deadline for sign-up on that one is tomorrow,so be sure to give them a call TODAY if you want to participate!

Some of the other places Christopher Moon and his staff will be visiting this year are The Lizzie Borden House,The Mason House Inn,and Belcourt Castle!
What a line up!
Make sure you get your registration in! When the slots are filled,theyre filled!

Again,my heartfelt thanks to all who listened to the show last night,and to those of you who sent such lovely comments and messages last night and today. It's so appreciated,and I havent stopped smiling at all!

I hope everyone is enjoying their day.

Have a howling good one,friends!

Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow

Monday, April 13, 2009

Back on March 25,and interesting piece of news surfaced about a picture snapped from the popular Google Earth, a view of a rural road in Berkeley Heights township.
Apparently,several viewers simultaneously spotted the blurry little figure that is seen standing next to a star wars-type beam of light.
Read the original story :
Berkeley Heights E.T.

Dont forget to tune into Untamed Dimensions radio tonight !
Remember,we have Robert Dunbar and Nick Redfern on with us tonight! Its sure to be an exciting evening of monstrous thrills and good fun!
We'll have the chat open too,so hop in there and have fun with us while the show is going on!
Just create a sign-in name and click enter. No pass code is necessary.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Be sure to check out these other cool links you really must see!
Nick Redfern's Fotean Calendar

Neil Arnold's Mystery Animals of Kent

North American Fortean Society

Haunted Times

Have a howling good day,my friends!
Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Monday Night on Untamed Dimensions!

I will be filling in as host for part of the show,as JC Johnson will be leaving to go on expedition.
Untamed Dimensions Radio
Be sure to hop in the chat while the show is going on!
I will be co-hosting along with Crypto Four Corner's Dave-O,and our guests will be Robert Dunbar and my good friend Nick Redfern.
Robert has been dubbed the 'savior of contemporary dark fiction' and is the author of "The Pines","The Shore",and his newest paranormal sensation "Martyrs & Monsters", a compilation of short stories encompassing a variety of horror and monsters that are sure to tantalize the psyche and leave the reader wishing for the nightmare to never end.

Nick is an icon in the field of all things Fortean, and his tireless work as both researcher and journalist never cease to amaze me. From his "Three Men Seeking Monsters" to "There's Something in the Woods",his writing is always an endless flow of monster hunting thrills and paranormal adventures that draw the reader in and make them feel like theyre right there with Nick living his experience.
We may even be able to get Nick to give us a small hint of what he's currently working and what new adventures lay ahead for him!

Be sure to tune in Monday night at 9 pm central(10pm Est)

Speaking of Fortean adventures!...

Are you looking for a place to hang out with like-minded individuals and discuss all things esoteric,paranormal,and Fortean?
Try our new forum over at the North American Fortean Society.
Click on the banner below to register and begin posting right away!

Have a howling good Thursday,friends!

Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow

Monday, April 6, 2009


Join us 10 pm EST
Untamed Dimnesions

Listen to the show and jump in the chat!

A good time to be had by all!

We have the informative and entertaining Bill Hancock with us tonight!
Dont miss his snake story!

Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow

Saturday, March 21, 2009


If you go down to the woods today....
Neil Arnold's new book MYSTERY ANIMALS OF KENT, a 400-page volume, is available to buy, from the author or from priced £15.00:
The book is a result of more than twenty years of research, a chronicle of thousands of sightings of 'big cats' in Kent, Sussex and the London outskirts, as well as other bizarre true stories, such as Neil's own encounter's with black leopards, lynx and puma. Also, read about the 'beast' of Blue Bell Hill, the Bluewater leopard, the 'beast' of Sheppey, the Otford 'panther', and a whole menagerie of mystery cats, as well as Neil's encounter's with gun-toting psychopaths, and black magic cults.
Find out about the Bexley cat-ripper, phantom hellhounds, lake and sea serpents, and other creatures of the murky depths. And not to forget, wolves, wallabies, apes, monkey's, snakes, flying and buzzing things, and general high bouts of strangeness which have plagued Kent... Forget the 'Blair Witch Project', this is Kent, where the wild things are...
Buy the book, and ask yourself whether you really know what's lurking in your neck of the woods...
**reposted with permission from the author

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Devil's Footprints

Jonathan Downes,who runs the Centre for Fortean Zoology,recently looked into a set of cloven footprints in the backyard of a lady from Devon.
He,along with his team of scientists,inspected the prints to see if the phenomena could be explained by means other than paranormal.
The footprints,which first appeared in the area in 1855,have been dubbed "The Devil's Footprints"
Check out the article by clicking here:
The Devil's Footprints

Friday, March 13, 2009

New website

Im happy to report that the new website is coming along nicely.
We've all been incredibly busy,so we've been fitting time in wherever we can to build on the site and get all our new gear together for this year's investigations.
You can check out the work we've done so far by clicking on the banner on the right side of this page that says Moonshadow Investigations.
We've still got a lot of work left to do on it,but Im pleased with the progress so far.
We have some really exciting things in the works. I think youll all be pleasantly surprised!
Be sure to sign the guestbook if you stop by!

Have a fantastic weekend,friends!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

CRYPTO ROUNDTABLE-- Monday night! Dont miss this!

This Monday is going to be an event like no other!

You'll definitely want to be there to experience the very first ever "Crypto Roundtable".
Join host JC Johnson along with guest-host Adam Gorightly as they explore the paranormal with guests Tim "Mr. UFO" Beckley, Andy Colvin(The Mothman photographer) and my good friend Nick Redfern.

Tune in Monday,March 9 @ 7 pm Mountain Time(9pm EST).
They will cover everything from Moth Man to UFO's, Bigfoot,Skinwalkers........and even Green Women!
It's a special 2 hour show,so dont miss it!
Click the Crypto Four Corners banner below to catch the show. Be sure to check out all the cool stuff including links to purchase your copies of 'Navajo Skinwalkers & Legends' and Nick Redfern's 'There's something in the woods",both of which I highly recommend.

The call in number for the show(618-912-4681) is also listed at the site on the scrolling banner!

Ta ta for now!
Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ghillie willy nilly!

A possible bigfoot sighting in Jefferson County, Iowa has recently sparked a controversial debate about the 'Ghillie suit" being responsible for a number of sightings and encounters across the country,especially in the south west.

If you are unfamiliar with what a ghillie suit is, it is a type of camouflage clothing that is meant to resemble leaves,twigs,and other types of heavy foliage.
It was allegedly designed first by the Scottish to be a "portable blind" of sorts.
Snipers and hunters are the main users of the outfit.

Ghillie suits have also been donned for use in games and sports such as paintball,but are most often used in military maneuvers and training,and hunting in heavily forested areas.

Could there be a percentage of bigfoot sightings that can be attributed to these suits?
If you take a look at these photos,it's easy to see why it is,in some cases,the first conclusion reached.

As always,I would love to hear your feedback on this topic.
The original article regarding the sighting can be found at :
I hope eveyryone is enjoying this lovely Tuesday afternoon!
Have a howling good day!
Ta ta for now.
Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Is the Baleh river in Borneo home to a giant snake of mythical proportions?

The nearby villagers seem to think so,especially since several of them claim to have seen the beast with their own eyes.
This story came to me via an email group I belong to,and I had to take a serious pause for thought on this one.
Is it a trick of light?...A log floating down the river?... A pretty decent photoshop job?...or does a 100 ft. monster really lurk just beneath the waters of the Baleh river.
You be the judge! :
100 ft. Long Snake in Borneo

Ta ta for now!

Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow

Friday, February 13, 2009

Werewolves on the Radio tonight! Dont miss it!

Join my good friend Nick Redfern tonight at around 10:30 pm Central time,along with Tim Beckley,as they discuss werewolves on the Jeff Rense radio show.
You can link to the show from Nick Redfern's Fortean Calendar

Make sure to take a peek at Nick's upcoming adventures while youre on his Calendar page. He's always got something exciting in the works!

Enjoy your weekend!

-Raven Moonshadow

Monday, February 9, 2009

Neil Arnold's 15 Questions with Nick Redfern

Not only is Neil Arnold one of my favorite authors,I have the privilege of calling him my friend as well.
His book "MONSTER--the A-z zooform phenomena" is a book I cherish and often use as a reference guide for all things crypto and strange.
His latest interview is with another dear friend of mine,Nick Redfern.

Neil tackles the important questions everyone wants to know,yet his interviews are always personable. You really feel like you're getting to know the person he's talking with.
Make sure to get over there and check out his blog chat with Nick.

Be sure to leave comments! Neil will love to hear from you!

To visit Nick's page :

Have a howling good evening,my fledglings!

Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I would like to introduce you all to a great site and an amazing team of investigators,one of whom has become a personal friend of mine. His name is JC Johnson.
He is a great wealth of knowledge and inspiration to budding researchers like myself.

If you have not yet purchased your own copy of their new documentary,here is a link where you can buy it :

I highly recommend it. It's a video you can watch over and over and continue to enjoy more and more. It is packed with detailed information,exciting interviews,and beautiful landscape.

Check out their new site North American Fortean Society "NAFO" and become a member if,like myself, you are interested in all things paranormal and crypto.
Please be sure to make a donation if you can. Ongoing research is extremely valuable to this field,and public donation is always welcome and VERY appreciated by investigators. Things like travel and equipment can be very costly for us,so we are always delighted to recieve a little extra help to cover financial expenses.

CRYPTO FOUR CORNERS is also a cornerstone of their amazing work,so be sure to take a look at that as well.

Stay tuned for more updates on their upcoming videos in the series.

And please dont forget to check out my friend NICK REDFERN'S FORTEAN CALENDAR to see what the ol chap is going to be up to in the coming weeks and months. He always has something exciting in the works!

I hope everyone is enjoying this fine winter day!

Ta ta for now.
Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow

Friday, January 23, 2009

CFZ Michigan

I found myself very pleasantly surprised recently,and would love to share the news with you all.

I was asked, by my dear friend Nick Redfern, to join the CFZ's 'Cryptosquad' and be the representative for Michigan.
I am both humbled and honored to be in the company of such talented researchers. I of course said yes.
This is such an amazing and wonderful opportunity for me and I will take great pride in doing the work set out before me.
You can learn more about the squad by clicking here:
The Crypto Squad
Also,there is a banner right here on my page now that goes to the Center for Fortean Zoology,so please feel free to check that out as well.

I am already delving into research for this amazing endeavor and having alot of fun doing it.
Stay tuned for more info!

Thanks again to Nick Redfern for his invitation. I am truly honored.

Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Snowshoes and Tulpas

I am eager to get back out into the forest nearby and begin investigations for a reasearch project Im currently working on,but alas the Michigan weather has once again foiled my plans.
The winter's majesty is a beauty unmatched,but it isnt the most convenient of pleasures when you're traipsing through it with 25 pounds of gear and no showshoes.
But then again,who ever said trailing cryptids was going to be easy?
This is definitely a labor of love and a work you have to have a TON of patience with if youre going to stick with it.
It is often very trying and will test you to the limits of your physical endurance as well as your cultural and spiritual beliefs.
Speaking of cultural and spiritual beliefs,this brings me to today's blog subject : The TULPA
In Tibetan mysticism,the tulpa(also referred to as a thoughtform) is an entity or object brought into being by thought and will. A creation,quite literally,of the mind. A thoughtform is created, via careful concentration, typically by a practitioner of magick or shamanism. But it is also believed that our world is being changed and formed constantly by collective intent.We may very well be creating our own reality.
When you were a child,you probably remember your grandmother(or a similar authority figure) uttering the words "Be careful what you wish for,you just might get it"
Well,according to ancient shamanism,Grandma was right!

There are... apparitions that make public appearances. Some of these are said to be the perceptible double—the etheric counterpart—of a living person who is undergoing an out-of-body experience. Even more mysterious are the externalized perceptible manifestations of something whose existence originated in the mind of its creator by virtue of that person's incredible powers of concentration, visualization, and other, more occult, efforts of the mind. In Tibet, where such things are practiced, a ghost of this kind is called a tulpa. A tulpa is usually produced by a skilled magician or yogi, although in some cases it is said to arise from the collective imagination of superstitious villagers, say, or of travelers passing through some sinister tract of country.
— Mysteries of the Unexplained, 1990, Reader's Digest Association Inc. page 176

The concept of the tulpa was probably first brought to the Western hemisphere by a person named Alexandra David-NĂ©el,who claimed to have created a rotund,happy little monk who later had to be banished(destroyed) because it took on a life of its own and began causing a bit of a ruckus.
It is the intent of the practitioner to have complete control over whatever creation they manifest. But,as with any project,things can(and often DO) go wrong.

Could thoughtforms account for many of the varying degree of cryptids seen in our midst? Could these tulpas be the explanation for creatures that seem to manifest right out of thin air,suddenly dissapear and reappear in different areas,or walk straight through solid objects in their path as if they werent even there?

It is this question,and many others,that keeps my passion for cryptozoology burning bright.
For those of you new to my page,please check out Steve Cook's The Legend (of Michigan's Dogman) - Legacy Edition
The Michigan Dogman is my greatest passion,and the one I research the most out of all the cryptids. You can check out a trailer for Steve's documentary by clicking here :

Dont forget to check out what my friend Nick Redfern is up to this year in his "The Redfern Files" by going here :

Be well and enjoy your day,everyone!

Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow


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