Chaospirations speaks with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Springfield, IL- Renown astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Friday, March 10, 2017.  Prior to giving an inspiring, informative and animated presentation to the public, Dr. Tyson conducted a brief interview session with local media organizations, including Jesse Durdel, founder of CHAOSPIRATIONS. A transcript is available below the video. Continue reading

“The Thing TOWERED Over Me…” author discloses possible Bigfoot encounter outside home

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“My emotions were a mix of obvious fear, concern, and confusion. I’d never seen anything like it. I only told my wife about the encounter. I figured nobody else would believe me.”

An encounter with Bigfoot can be a shocking experience.  However, multiply that by ten if that experience happens outside your own home.  That’s what happened to author Rookie Burwick on a night in late July 2010.  Right outside the back door to his home, Burwick witnessed a large creature in the shadows of the woods around his house.

Burwick resides in Northern Colorado with his wife and five children.  He’s written

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stories since childhood and has always been passionate about becoming a professional writer. “I’m a Bigfoot geek, and I like all things horror, except for paranormal. I don’t mind zombies, but I’d take Bigfoot over zombies any day.”

“The weather was nice; full moon, clear skies and it was a warm night.” Stated Burwick “My backyard is nothing but forest that keeps going on forever, see. The area where the encounter occurred is kind of rugged, thick forest. It goes on and covers a lot of ground before ending and a number of hay fields stretch on past it. I was in the back taking care of my dogs one night when I heard a few twigs snap, and a branch or two breaking. Now, obviously, I figured it was just a bear. We have those everywhere here in Colorado.”

The figure stood up and moved away at a fast pace. At that moment, Burwick knew he was not dealing with a bear. “But then, I saw something that I seriously doubt was a bear. It stood pretty high, and it moved quickly. Really, I just caught a glimpse. But, it was enough to tell it wasn’t a bear.”

“The creature, I would have to say, was about eight and a half feet tall. It’s a poor judgment ,but that thing was pretty tall. I myself am over six foot and the thing towered over me, even from the distance it was at.”

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After the creature made its way on, Rookie was left shaken with no way to prove what he had just experienced.  “My emotions were a mix of obvious fear, concern, and confusion. I’d never seen anything like it. I only told my wife about the encounter. I figured nobody else would believe me.  I never found anything regarding the thing’s existence afterwards.”

Horror writer Rookie L. Burwick’s new book, “Forest Savages,” is a horror novel revolving a clan of Sasquatch that leave a path of death and destruction in their wake. While the tale itself is fictional Burwick used portions of his own encounter to describe the Sasquatch in his book. “I didn’t hear any footsteps, but I did forget to mention the smell.  That stench was horrible; like the worst body odor ever.  I describe it in my novel as ‘the worst body odor ever, mixed with the scent of wet fur and rotting flesh.’”

Burwick’s new novel tells the story of a fictionalized clan of Bigfoot and lies squarely in the horror fiction genre as made evident by Rookie’s synopsis below:

“When a man’s body is found mangled and half-eaten outside his cabin, everything turns to hell in the small town of Wallace, Idaho. It’s not the everyday bear attack. Something else is terrorizing the countryside.

Nick Gluteere is the man hired to take out the beast. He’s the highest skilled in big game hunting. He and his men are experienced in hunting down large predators.

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Nick and his troops begin the hunt right away. They don’t know what they’re looking for, but they know it’s dangerous. The terrible truth is, they’re the ones being hunted.

Soon, he and his men find that there’s more than one beast on the loose. And these beasts are far from what they expected.

An entire army of angry Bigfoot are rising to the top of the food chain. Leaving a path of destruction in their wake, these deadly apes make their way down the mountain, waiting to feast on the townspeople. If Nick and his men don’t stop them soon, mankind will be next to go extinct.”

 

“Being the Bigfoot whiz I am, I decided to check out this book. What I thought I would get (having lowered my expectations) was a very typical story that would drag on forever. I WAS WRONG. This was fast paced and it really did have you on the edge of your seat all throughout. I totally recommend this book to any Bigfoot horror fan!” ~Amazon review

“Two thumbs up! Really enjoyed it, picked it up and read it till I was completely done! Instead to the usual hide n’ seek Bigfoot story, they were finally passed off!!” ~Amazon review

“The story is fast moving and holds your interest. It is definitely science fiction but it continues to feed those interested in big foot. Those who like horror books would definitely like this book.” ~Amazon review

Purchase Rookie Burwick’s “Forest of Savages”  HERE.

 

 

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The Spy with P.T.S.D.; Author Paul TN Chapman reveals his new book and unique hero

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Author Paul TN Chapman is a prolific writer with a robust website and several books currently found on Amazon. His latest, “THE SYDFIELD SPY,” brings to the forefront a subject rarely if ever addressed in espionage thrillers; PTSD. Chapman spent almost three decades working in the social service. He gained writing experience and honed a skill set that is not confined to any particular genre; Chapman can draw on a variety of life experiences to reflect upon when writing in various genres.

From the release:

“Hugo Bromley is the last of an old and very wealthy family.  He is a spy and (unknown to his colleagues) an assassin.  He is kidnapped, tortured, shot, and left for dead.  A television newsreader discovers his bleeding body in a rainy alley, and destroys Hugo’s espionage career by revealing his identity to the world.

          Wounded in body and mind, Hugo returns to the family estate in Sydfield, to pursue a ‘normal life’–but what is ‘normal’?  Hugo’s work was always below the radar, and his identity whatever his Control wanted it to be.

          Surrounded by new companions, Hugo relives parts of his past, and wrestles daily with PTSD.  Between flashbacks, and memories of previous missions, Hugo’s present-day strengths and limits are tested by critical situations–a break-in at the Hall, a near-arrest, a massive flood, and chaos in the aristocrat’s household.

          In the climactic finale, traumatic events are repeated, and Hugo’s life once again hangs in the balance.”

Chapman discussed “THE SYDFIELD SPY” with Chaospirations the day of it’s release.

“I have just finished writing ‘The Sydfield Spy’, which is my third novel.  It concerns an intelligence officer, Hugo Bromley, who has been kidnapped, tortured, shot, and left for dead in an alley.  His cover blown, he must develop a ‘normal’ life while dealing with the remnants of his past.  You will read not only of some of his exploits as a spy and assassin, but of his struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, to which (you may be surprised to learn) spies are just as susceptible as anyone else.”

The concept is unique to have the protagonist of a spy thriller suffer from an affliction that millions of people suffer with on a daily basis.  Chapman described why he presented the story of this unconventional hero.

“I like spies, and I thought writing a spy book would be fun.  When I was in my adolescence in the 1960’s, spies in fiction were the rage.  I have fond memories of Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, and I’m still in love with Emma Peel.  I thought it would be fun to write about espionage, which was my primary reason for writing the book.

My second reason was to describe life with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Despite everything that’s been written about PTSD, people remain incredibly clueless about an intensely chaotic and terror-fraught condition.  Making PTSD a central element of the book gave me an opportunity to tell what it’s really like.  As a person with physically and mentally disabling conditions, other people and their assumptions have always caused me more problems than the conditions themselves.  This book addresses that.

I never was a spy, and an assassin only in fiction, so what I wrote about Hugo Bromley’s exploits are pure invention, although I was helped along the way by Clayton J Callahan’s book, ‘Armed Professions A Writer’s Guide’.  I drew from many of my own PTSD experiences, so you can be sure those elements are realistic.”

How does the main character, Hugo Bromley, interact with other characters in the book?

“[He] has a privileged background, a daring past, and a realistic present.  Many of the characters who surround him support him as he works to develop something he’s never had before–a normal life in a world not of spies.  He has some startling secrets which contribute to his difficulties.  Of course, there are villains in the cast of characters–where would an espionage novel be without them?”

Readers can find Paul TN Chapman’s “THE SYDFIELD SPY” on Amazon.com.

Has the NOAA Recorded Evidence of Undiscovered Giant Sea Creatures?

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been recording strange sounds under the ocean for years; many of which defy explanation and invite speculation.  These underwater sounds are notable for being unusually powerful and difficult if not impossible to identify. One hypothesis for the generation of such anomalous underwater sounds are that they are being created by living animals; very large living animals. Continue reading

Tracking Threats to the Earth: The World’s Largest Privately Owned Telescope Scans the Sky over Illinois

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(Westfield, IL) Robert Holmes is not your average stargazer.  He started as a volunteer for NASA in 2006 tracking asteroids and other near-Earth objects with one telescope.

Fast forward to 2017, and he how has four telescopes ranging in size from 24 to 50 inches.  According to NASA, Holmes has the largest privately owned telescope in the world.  And he puts them to very good use.  Using these telescopes and computer software that tracks the movement of Near-Earth Objects (NEO’s) and reports the findings back to NASA. Continue reading

Ten Fascinating and Bizarre Creatures of the Deep

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Finally!  A list where you don’t have to hit “next” after every entry! According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, humans have only explored five percent of the world’s oceans.  Here are ten fascinating and bizarre creatures of the deep. Continue reading

Unusually Large Spider Observed in Hotel Room in the Dominican Republic

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word cryptid as “An animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the yeti.”  For the following witnesses to living cryptids, there is no dispute.  This article is one in a series of National Cryptid Society’s case files, in which you will read what the witnesses themselves have experienced.

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Russian Bigfoot Video Posted by Texas Parks & Rec Dept is actually Park Promotion and not “Evidence”

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(6/19/2017 Round Rock, Texas) A Parks and Recreation Department located in Round Rock, Texas has been posting alleged “evidence” on its Facebook pages including videos of hair, footprints and a blurry video of what looks like a large hominid on one of the trails. It’s actually a Russian video from 2015.

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More Eyewitnesses Tell Their Stories of Cryptid Encounters

 

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word cryptid as “An animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the yeti.”  For the following witnesses to living cryptids, there is no dispute.  This is the second in a series of National Cryptid Society’s case files, in which you will read what the witnesses themselves have experienced.  Continue reading

Eyewitnesses Tell Their Stories of Cryptid Encounters

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word cryptid as “An animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the yeti.”  For the following witnesses to living cryptids, there is no dispute.  This is the first in a series of National Cryptid Society’s case files, in which you will read what the witnesses themselves have experienced.

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List of Release Dates for New Cryptozoology Books in 2017

Get your reading glasses polished and your bookshelf organized, because here’s a list of upcoming release dates for books in the cryptozoological subject area collected by the National Cryptid Society.  All descriptions are from Amazon.com. Continue reading