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From KENT ONLINE. Read more HERE
Monday, April 8, 2013
SHADOWS ON THE SEA: THE MARITIME MYSTERIES OF BRITAIN
A new book by Neil Arnold (Published by The History Press) ISBN- 978-0-7524-8772-4
Ever wondered just what strange things lurk in the cold depths of Britain’s foaming seas? Ever taken the time to peek down into those grey waters as you’re fishing, or skinny-dipping off a rugged coastline?
Now, for the first-time ever Britain’s underwater domain can be viewed in a different light as monster-hunter Neil Arnold takes us hundreds, if not thousands of metres beneath the sea in the hope of finding out if those seafaring tales of monsters and mysterious manifestations are true. Do strange beasts resembling serpents inhabit those inky depths? What of those old folktales concerning mermaids - mere superstition or fact?
Fisherman have long spoken of “the one that got away” but what of those seemingly tall stories that speak of haunted boats and phantom vessels – ships believed to have been wrecked many years previous on harsh coastlines, only to reappear on the horizon with tatty sails unmoved by the wind. Can we truly believe the stories told by witnesses of spectral sailors and ghostly crewmen aboard ships that have not seen action for decades? And can we discount those even stranger tales where those aboard great ships and smaller boats too, have reported seeing unusual lights emerge from, and enter the frothing waters?
Forget Peter Benchley’s classic novel Jaws, SHADOWS ON THE SEA – THE MARITIME MYSTERIES OF BRITAIN is a real-life exploration in search of those horrors of the deep that you dismissed (or believed in!) for years.
Along with several tales pertaining to sea-related superstitions, you’ll also hear about cursed sea-chests, the Devil and the deep blue sea, haunted cliffs and beaches, smugglers tales, strange coastal swarms, killer sands, haunted lighthouses, phantom bells at sea, ghostly lands, haunted buoys, spooky submarines and close encounters of the coastal kind.
SHADOWS ON THE SEA (which includes a foreword by Jonathan Downes of the Centre for Fortean Zoology) covers all manner of British maritime mysteries, so, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water – it isn’t!
Available from all good bookshops and online. Priced £12.99
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Neil Arnold's new book KENT URBAN LEGENDS, published by The History Press is out now. This strange and creepy ride into Kent's weird side looks at tales passed round campfires and through many generations as Neil goes in search of folkltales, and Chinese whispers. Featuring tales of strange creatures in the local woods, to tall tales of local ghosts, KENT URBAN LEGENDS explores some of the quirkier aspects of this rural county. Playground stories, campfire whispers, internet rumour, and friend-of-a-friend tales, deemed to be true but never proven, so, if you want to know more about the phantom hitchhiker's said to haunt the roads of Kent, or what happens if you dance round the Devil's Bush at Pluckley, or if Bloody Mary rerally exists, then this is the book for you, available from all good bookshops and on AMAZON
Monday, March 11, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
As if the stoooopid reports of a Bigfoot in Tunbridge Wells were not enough, local media groups and clearly rather unintelligent witnesses, are claiming there are 'Bigfoot' prints in Tunbridge Wells.... the link can be found HERE that's if you want to look at some dog prints!!!
Monday, January 28, 2013
The March 2013 (Issue 298) Fortean Times has a small article from Neil Arnold on the alleged Tunbridge Wells 'Apeman' sighting that was said to have taken place during the Second World War. Strangely, after a brief comment to the press, Neil Arnold was amazed to see the story become headline news, making major tabloids across the world....sadly, there was no Tunbridge Wells 'Bigfoot' but it was an interesting flap all the same. For more on the town's unusual bouts of strangeness check out Neil Arnold's bok, HAUNTED TUNBRIDGE WELLS.