A number of weeks in the past I spoke on the annual Better New England UFO Convention as regards to the Males in Black. Additionally talking on the gig was Ronny Le Blanc, who generously gave me a evaluate copy of his 2016 ebook, Monsterland: Encounters with UFOs, Hairy-man and Orange Orbs. As you’ll be able to most likely guess from the title already, Ronny’s ebook is a controversial one. And there is nothing unsuitable with that. Monsterland is a ebook that could be very more likely to cut up readers into two factions: those that consider that the varied paranormal phenomena that Ronny describes are in some way inter-linked, and those that are of the opinion that such issues can’t have such connections.
In different phrases, if – like me – you’re a fan of the works of individuals resembling John Keel, Linda Godfrey, and Rob Riggs, you actually ought to get a duplicate of Monsterland. Even should you’re not, it is best to nonetheless spend money on it, as it might very properly trigger you to reassess your views that Hairy-man, UFOs and horrific lights don’t have any connection. As for the title of the ebook, it’s taken from a sure space in Leominster, Massachusetts which is understood domestically as “Monsterland.” And with good motive, too: like Level Nice, West Virginia; Cannock Chase, England; and Texas’ Huge Thicket, it is a hotbed for a large and various physique of unbelievable weirdness.
Monsterland is part-road-trip, part-journal, and part-historical research of the realm and of its horrific repute as a lair of monsters and mysteries. Ronny does an excellent job of weaving all of those angles into an entertaining ebook that runs to 264 pages and which comprises a whole lot of cool and related B&W images. It is crammed with intrigue, journey, creepy encounters, horrific and a number of synchronicities, and realizations that actuality shouldn’t be all that’s cracked as much as be. Was it ever?
We’re handled to an excellent, stable historical past of Monsterland – the placement – and of how, and why, it has gained such a repute as a definitive supernatural magnet. To his credit score Ronny tells it as he sees it: he doesn’t draw back from explaining how and why he concludes that Hairy-man is way over simply a big, unknown, North American ape. He addresses his personal experiences, these of pals and colleagues, and decades-old circumstances. All of which, when introduced collectively and coherently, paints a captivating and mysterious image.
On the matter of what Ronny calls the “Interdimensional Hairy-man,” he says: “Because of the ‘excessive strangeness’ related to Hairy-man, some researchers are beginning to consider that Man of the woods are each bodily and non bodily and that they reside in a quantum actuality. There are native tribes which have mentioned all alongside that this can be a half-animal, half-spirit. That the Hairy-man reside on the border of two worlds.”
Controversial? Yep! However, Ronny does not simply make wild claims: he backs up this inflammatory concept with witness testimony and the historic report. The identical goes for Ronny’s quest to determine the reality of the Hairy-man-UFO-Orbs connection. Ronny describes a captivating orb-based sighting in Leominster State Forest that he and a good friend, Invoice Penning, had late one explicit night time: “The orb, glowing orange and most positively self-luminescent, lastly got here into contact with the sting of the woods resulting in Bobcat Mountain…As soon as it hit the define of the timber, it began to maneuver by the woods, it lit up all of the timber and the whole lot round it in a widened circle.”
It will be unsuitable for me to disclose all of Ronny’s conclusions pertaining to the problems that Monsterland covers, should you plan to purchase a duplicate. I’ll say, nevertheless, that if the stranger facet of the Hairy-man thriller intrigues and fascinates you then Monsterland is a superb ebook to dive into. Encompassing bizarre encounters within the forests, Hairy-man and invisibility, the likelihood that orbs are an clever life-form, the methods and means by which Ronny discovered himself plunged right into a weird world of thriller and manipulation of a form that John Keel knew all too properly, mysterious characters, and conspiracy-filled accounts, Monsterland makes for glorious, late night time studying!