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


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