Tuesday, 21 December 2010

The Abomnable Smokeman....Of Essex!

Neil's latest entry on the CFZ blog can be read HERE

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Darklore 5 - now available

Darklore 5 - the new volume edited by Greg Taylor, is now available. Full of original and mind-boggling stories from authors such as Nick Redfern it includes an article by Neil Arnold on the 'Mill Race Monster'. This much forgotten monster tale was brought to the attention of Neil by a Chris McDaniel who investigated the case. Did a green-faced monster really terrorise this isolated park in Indiana, or was the creature product of an elaborate hoax ?
Darlore Volume 5 is available from Amazon

The return of Spring-Heeled Jack ?


Saturday, 30 October 2010

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Australian Big Cats - A new book by Mike Williams and Rebecca Lang

Although not the stuff of folklore, or in any way related to zooform phenomena, Mike Williams and Rebecca Lang have delved into another intriguing worldwide mystery in their new book, AUSTRALIAN BIG CATS. This impressive book, all 400 + pages of it, has been reviewed at:


Phantom insects...Part Two

Read it HERE

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Phantom insects etc...part one.

Neil's latest article for the Centre For Fortean Zoology can be read HERE

Monday, 13 September 2010

The Horror Of Haldon Hill

Read Neil's latest post on the CFZ blog

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Neil to appear on Radio Amerika Now

Neil will be discussing monsters and other strange phenomena on Radio Amerika Now on Halloween.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The Terror of Tondo!

Read more on this terrifying vampire tale at the CFZ

Monday, 19 July 2010


Neil Arnold's new book, PARANORMAL LONDON, is out NOW. Published by The History Press, this unique book delves into London's much ignored folkloric history. As well as covering tales of ghosts, ghouls and UFOs, the book mainly covers monster sightings throughout the capital. From spectral animals - hellhounds, phantom bears, ghostly birds, and ethereal cats, the book also looks into reports of vampires and phantom assailants.

Tales obscure and well-known, the book can be purchased from Amazon.com priced around £9.99.

Nick Redfern interviews Richard Freeman

Author Nick Redfern, over at his MonsterUSA blog interviews fellow author,m and good friend, Richard Freeman, about his new book, THE YOKAI ENCYCLOPEDIA. This mammoth book (416 pages) is essential reading not only for cryptozoologists and monster hunter's, but those interested in Asian zooform creatures.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

The Glocester Ghoul

Another weird post on the CFZ blog by Neil Arnold. Read more HERE

The Great Yokai Encyclopedia

Good friend Richard Freeman is about to release his brand new book of Japanese monsters, entitled 'The Great Yokai Encyclopedia', published by CFZ Press. It is without doubt one of the most eagerly awaited books in many, many years, and is a great companion to my 2007 'Monster! The A-Z Of Zooform Phenomena'.

At 416 pages it's the first, last, and only word on Japan's weird menagerie of bizarre creatures, surreal humanoids, leathery dragons, and folkloric entities.

The book will be available from Amazon and all good book stores.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Neil Arnold on NBC News talks about our need for monsters.

A recent auction has sold off several bizarre exhibits such as a fake yeti, unicorn, and various weird creatures such as winged kittens, horned rabbits etc. Neil Arnold tells us why we have a need for such macabre exhibits. Read about it HERE

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Neil Arnold on Radio Amerika Now

On 17th April 2010 Neil discuused his research into monsters at Radio Amerika Now. The show can be accessed via the archives. Follow the link HERE

Monday, 12 April 2010

China's child-stealing bogeyman...

Neil's latest blog post at the CFZ can be read HERE

A real monster menagerie...

Flying cats, unicorn's, bat-winged horrors, a yeti...creatures cast from the Ark and into the Victorian menagerie. A real museum of monsters from The Daily Mail. Read more HERE

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Coming Soon..to a bookshop near you!

They say that in London you're never more than five-feet away from a rat...after reading PARANORMAL LONDON rats will be the last thing on your mind....

The Spectral Ape of Hampstead, phantom hellhounds, ghostly bears, the Highgate 'vampire', spectral assailants, flying jellyfish, UFOs, phantom airships, the Devil in Mayfair, phantom stone throwers, fish from the sky, the Wanstead ewok, mystery 'big cats', sinister apparitions, monster rats, Pig-Face!, demonic entities, and many more....High Strangeness, mystery beasts...



Friday, 2 April 2010

What was the Gorbals vampire ?

Link HERE for more info.

The black dog of Bungay...the book!

HIDDEN PUBLISHING have released SHOCK! THE BLACK DOG OF BUNGAY, which I'm hoping to review once I have a copy. For more information look HERE

Monday, 1 February 2010

Sussex 'Spring-Heeled Jack' - a bizarre animal!

A peculiar creature visited Sussex in the 1800s. Find out more at the CFZ

Monday, 25 January 2010


Starting Monday February 8th - 7:30pm to 9:30pm -Neil Arnold will be conducting 'Monster Walks' around parts of London. With the help of London Paranormal who run regular ghost and history walks throughout the capital, the London 'Monster Walks' will see full-time folklorist Neil Arnold introduce us to a menagerie of mysterious beasts within the concrete jungle. The tour will stop off at various points in the City which are ornamented with monstrous images, and with each image a story will be applied.Neil will speak of serpents, big cats, griffins, giant fish, bears, phantom hounds, all sighted throughout the capital. He'll also speak of the Highgate 'vampire', Spring-Heeled Jack and the London 'mermaid' hoax. A surreal safari indeed.J

ust when you thought it was safe to not go in the woods, the London 'Monster Walk' will bring the beasts of London lore into the streets.

2010From the people who bring you THE LONDON GHOST FESTIVALTours of terror, spill the beans on London’s dark, gruesome and haunting pastWoven into London’s vibrant and bloody history is a plethora of ghosts and supernatural creatures hiding within its shadows of folklore and legend. Scratch the surface and the stories come to life as they bleed into our modern culture. Phantasmagoria events are pleased to introduce a series of three specifically devised "Haunted History Walks" around some of London's most haunted and historical areas exploring some of the capitals most horrid history, petrifying ghost stories and mythical beasts.
London Paranormal Website

Monday, 18 January 2010

The monster of Runcorn..

...and other shadowy spectres...read Neil's latest zooform article HERE

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

The phantom ape-man of Ireland!

An old, weird tale revisited, at the CFZ blog.