MONSTER OF THE MONTH: THE SKUNK APE
In September we'll be travelling to the swamps of America's south to take a look at the elusive skunk ape. Also known as the swamp cabbage man, swamp ape, and stink ape, this hairy hominid is known for its overpowering odor. The skunk ape shares much in common with reports of Bigfoot throughout North America, and is described as a large, hairy biped, similar to its temperate northwestern cousin.
PARANORMAL ART PORTAL: FEATURING ANGEL HAWARI
Angel Hawari was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Growing up so close to New Orleans gave her an eclectic appreciation for curious things, storytelling, and confections. She is primarily an acrylic painter who dabbles with other mediums when ever she can. Her narrative art style is richly saturated in a candy-coated palette that inspires a world teeming with enchanted animals and a growing host of characters based at least in part on people and places in the real world. Angel currently lives in Minnesota with her clever husband, who can cook anything you could ever dream of eating, and their son who is as messily creative as his parents.
BOOK OF THE MONTH: STRANGE ENCOUNTERS by LON STRICKLER
We're reading Lon Strickler's Strange Encounters this September. Strickler has collected all manner of personal paranormal experiences through his website, Phantoms and Monsters, and here we''re treated to some of the most compelling. So join us this month as we read about real-life encounters with the unexplained, and the struggle of the people involved to make sense of the impossible.
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