MONSTER OF THE MONTH: PARANORMAL ARTIST PICKS
With Spring right around the corner, we're taking a fresh approach to picking the monsters this month--we've asked the talented people behind our art portal to give us their best suggestions. The paranormal artists were more than up to the task, and they've supplied us with a creative list of creatures to investigate. This March we invite you to lace up your boots and set out with us as we explore the stories behind the Pascagoula Alien, Snallygaster, Yowie, and Cadborosaurus.
PARANORMAL ART PORTAL: LAURA KETCHAM
Laura Ketcham is a digital and traditional illustrator from South Carolina. She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from Winthrop University in 2014 and is currently living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. She has an avid interest in the eerie, the swampy, and the unexplained. Growing up fifteen minutes from the home of the Scape Ore Lizardman, it was easy enough to make the plunge into the paranormal and unexplained! Her work often focuses on supernatural themes and the imagery of dreams.
BOOK of the MONTH: THE APPARITIONISTS: A TALE OF PHANTOMS, FRAUD, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND THE MAN WHO CAPTURED LINCOLN'S GHOST
This month we're reading about the photographer who gave hope to spiritualists and surviving loved ones alike in the wake of the Civil War. William Mumler famously took portrait photographs that purportedly featured the ghostly presence of lost loved ones alongside the living subject. Although he was eventually tried in court for fraud, he was never convicted, and the mystery behind his ghostly photographs remains to this day. So join us as we travel back in time to a grieving America to learn more about this fascinating man who some believe was able to capture images of the other side.
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