Saturday, 31 January 2015

NEW EBOOK - The Nandi Bear: The Brain-eater of East Africa (Cryptid Casebook Book 10)

NEW EBOOK - The Nandi Bear: The Brain-eater of East Africa (Cryptid Casebook Book 10)
Lurking among the forested hills of East Africa is said to be a bear-like animal of unparalleled power and ferocity. It can kill a man with a blow of its clawed foot, it feasts on children, sheep and goats, but most terrifying of all is the fact that it eats only the brains of its victims. This is the description usually given of the Nandi Bear. But does the animal really exist?

There are eyewitness reports, footprints and the mangled bodies of victims to prove the existence of the Nandi Bear, but as yet nobody has ever caught one, killed one or produced definitive evidence of its existence. Science refuses to accept that this elusive beast really exists, but those who live in the forested hills have no doubts. They walk in fear of the creatures.

In this book cryptid expert Larry Jaffer reviews the evidence for this mysterious beast and comes to some surprising conclusions.

Cryptids are animals, or plants, which are believed by some people to exist, but which have not been accepted as real by the wider scientific community. These cryptids are animals which have been seen, and sometimes photographed, but for which no definitive evidence has been found. This series of Cryptid Casebooks explores the world of the cryptids.

CONTENTS
Introduction - The Cryptid Casebook
Chapter 1 - Evidence for the Nandi Bear
Chapter 2 - Conclusions about Nandi Bear
Appendix - A note on nomenclature
Appendix B - Credits

About the Author
Larry Jaffer has long had an interest in the fortean mysteries that surround us. He grew up in the Surrey when the Surrey Puma hit the headlines, and went out in search of that elusive beast - without success. Since then he has researched a myriad of other cryptids, including Sasquatch, the sea serpent, the Beast of Bodmin and others. He has also investigated UFO sightings and tracked down numerous ghosts and poltergeists. He has a voluminous archive of witness interviews, photos and other data to back up his writings on the subjects of the unusual, paranormal and downright odd.

Get your copy HERE

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nandi-Bear-Brain-eater-Cryptid-Casebook-ebook/dp/B00PHONS9E/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422691441&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+nandi+bear

Thursday, 29 January 2015

The "Fairy Bell" at Aymestry, Herefordshire

The "Fairy Bell" at Aymestry, Herefordshire

The  church bell at Aymestry was similarly linked to evil spirits, though here it is the bell itself that is said to have the power to defeat them. The bell was until fairly recent times rung at sunset. The reason usually given for this was that the sound of the sacred bell was enough to keep the little people tied to the nearby Pokehouse Wood, a place of evil reputation.

In fact it seems more likely that the bell was a curfew bell that continued to be rung long after most curfews ended. In any case the little people have not been reported to have been seen recently, bell or no bell.

From "Haunted Herefordshire" by Rupert Matthews.