Thursday, November 7, 2013

More on those Kent wallabies...


False widow spiders in Kent?

KENT WILDLIFE TRUST give us the low-down on the arachnid panic...HERE

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Kentish Mothman

Over at MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE author and good friend Nick Redfern discusses the Kentish 'Mothman' which allegedly terrified a group of teenagers back in 1963 - four years before the Mothman saga swept through Point Pleasant, in West Virginia.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Porpoise sighted at Gravesend then pelted with stones by yobs.

From KENT ONLINE. Read more HERE

MYSTERY ANIMALS OF KENT lecture 22nd June 2013

Neil Arnold will be giving a talk on MYSTERY ANIMALS OF KENT at the Glenwood Hotel, Margate, 22nd June 2013. Tickets are £10 for the whole event.For more information see flyer.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Shadows on the Sea - a new book by Neil Arnold

Press release:


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

'big cat' scares...

Neil Arnold looks at several UK-related 'big cat' scares in the 2013 Centre for Fortean Zoology Yearbook. The book is available from Amazon. For more information on the contents read more HERE

Monday, February 4, 2013

And now the press are getting silly....

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

Fortean Times article

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.