Aug 182011

Welcome to the Ultimate Chupacabra Quiz! Test your knowledge of one of the world’s top cryptozoology stars with this quiz for fun and prizes. Yes, from now until January 1, 2012, you have a chance to win chupagoodies with your knowledge of this vampire beast.

The Grand prize is a signed copy of my highly-regarded book Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore (for those who answer all 20 questions correctly). First Prize is a Limited Edition signed and numbered 4 X 6 photo of the Cuero chupacabra (for those who answer 15 or more of the questions correctly). To enter, e-mail a screen capture of your final score to this address, along with your mailing address. Contest is open to the first 100 winners in either category.

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Sep 182014

On Saturday Sept. 20 I’ll be giving a free talk at the Taylor Ranch Library in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from 2-3 PM. I’ll be discussing my research into (and solving the mystery of) the Hispanic vampire beast El Chupacabra. I’ll also be talking about and signing copies of my new book Mysterious New Mexico: Mirackes, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment. So stop by and check it 0ut!

Sep 172014

I recently heard a podcast where a ghost hunting group said their average “investigation” lasts 4-6 hours. I guess I’m doing it wrong, because mine often take days or weeks. Then again I actually solve the mystery instead of just settling for faint, ambiguous lights and sounds as evidence of anything. The harder you work and the more effort you put in, the more likely you are to find a plausible scientific explanation. If you only put in a few hours of work, no wonder you can’t figure it out. Maybe they’re so skilled they only need a few hours to get stumped…

Sep 092014

I will be appearing Weds the 10th speaking for the New Mexicans for Science and Reason (NMSR) at 7 PM about my investigation into the miracle of Santa Fe’s Loretto Staircase.  I will also be signing copies of my new book Mysterious New Mexico! 

You can find more about it HERE and HERE. 

Sep 072014

Had a good time at Dragon*Con on the Skeptics Track last week, seeing lots of interesting people (and costumes!), seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I gave presentations on crystal skulls, organ theft urban legends, and scientific paranormal investigation, as well as appearing on a few panels including on conspiracy theories. Always nice to share my research and spread critical thinking and skepticism. Thanks to all those who came out and supported us!