According to New York Fortean investigator, Bruce G. Hallenbeck, encounters with creatures resembling what is commonly known in the U.S. as Bigfoot or Sasquatch (a Halkomelem native term), have been reported in the state since pre-Columbian times. The Miqmac Algonquin people called them 'gouge,' big hairy men. Hallenbeck's book, Monsters of New York, not only provides a basic history of the earliest Bigfoot sightings, but an annotated timeline of the most notable encounters up to...

So, are they extraterrestrial spooks? Shadowy government agents? Visiting denizens of some demonic realm? The popular movie franchise aside, stories of the Men in Black, or MIB as they're often called in UFO/Paranormal literature, are often far from entertaining. Some accounts of MIB are just plain creepy weird and would not sit comfortably on the same coffee table with such clever tales from popular culture.

Men in Black stories are among the strangest in modern paranormal literature. In some ways, they are akin to legends told in less technological times of visitations by...

This article is reprinted and re-edited from a previous article originally published on the now defunct Examiner website. It addresses the emotional aftermath of the Castro abduction case of 2013, when three adult women were rescued from a captivity that they had suffered for many years at the hands of one Ariel Castro, who later, committed suicide in his cell.

It's been a few weeks since the media world and public at large was riveted by the story of three women emerging alive after having been abducted by Ariel Castro and held in captivity for the better part of a...