MONSTER OF THE MONTH: THE JERSEY DEVIL

August's monster is that terror of the Pine Barrens, the nefarious Jersey Devil.  The Jersey Devil is most often depicted as a bat-winged beast with cloven hooves and a bloodcurdling scream; although descriptions of the creature vary.  He's popular enough to have a sports team named after him, and this month we'll look at all of the fortean folklore and eyewitness accounts of New Jersey's favorite monster.

PARANORMAL ART PORTAL: FEATURING KYLE SCHMITT

August's featured artist is Kyle Schmitt.   He's a freelance illustrator from the small town of Hornell, New York, who graduated from Alfred State's Digital Media and Animation Program in 2015.  Kyle's art is a little more abstract than we're used to, but it's weird in the best kind of way.  We wouldn't expect any less from a bona fide member of the secret society of Ghostscouts.

 

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: THE CLOSE ENCOUNTERS MAN by MARK O'CONNELL

In August we'll be reading Mark O'Connell's definitive biography of the late J. Allen Hynek.  Hynek's life as a scientific skeptic turned UFO believer is one of ufology's best--and arguably most important--stories.  We hope you'll join us as we let O'Connell lead us on a journey through Hynek's personal and professional files, and explore the fascinating man that formed the basis for Close Encounters of the Third Kind and paved the way for UFOs to be brought much further into the mainstream than many imagined possible.

Catch up on the latest news about Chicago's mysterious flying humanoid.

 

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