Tuesday, 1 March 2011

This blog has moved!

The builder and designer of the new version of Uncanny UK (to be launched soon) has asked that the associated blog be built with Wordpress to facilitate interconnection and ... er... other techy stuff.

SO - this blog will discontinue here. But it continues here: http://uncannyuk.wordpress.com/ 

Please visit the new blog and bookmark it. I look forward to seeing you there.

Richard Holland, Editor ofUncanny UK

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Uncanny UK is moving......

.......but don't worry it's not moving very far.  Uncanny UK is changing from Blogger to Wordpress and you can view all previous posts and new posts at: http://uncannyuk.wordpress.com

You can still read, comment and contribute to more uncanny stuff at: www.uncannyuk.com

See you all there!

Monday, 21 February 2011

The Master Otter in Scotland

Enthusiastic Irish cryptozoologist Gary Cunningham wrote an article for me on the so-called Master Otter and other cryptids from the Emerald Isle when I was editing Paranormal Magazine. This strange, savage lutrid is one of Ireland's best known mystery beasts, but Dr Karl Shuker has now unearthed some reports, one dating back to the 16th century, which suggest that the critter has also been encountered in Scotland. Read his fascinating article on his blog, here: http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/2011/02/irish-master-otter-in-scotland.html?spref=tw

Sunday, 20 February 2011

'Tin Foil Man' in English country lane

Neil Arnold gets first-hand testimony of a very strange entity -a robot, an extraterrestrial or what? Read his account here: http://networkedblogs.com/ewEZx

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Couple claim to have snapped 'Bownessie' on Lake Windermere

The Daily Mail on Friday (Feb 18) printed an image of a wobnbly black thing on a misty lake - allegedly none other than 'Bownessie', the supposed monster of Windermere in the English Lakes. The photo was taken on a cameraphone by a young couple kayaking on the lake while attending a team-building weekend organised by the IT firm they wok for. Could it be an exercise in viral marketing or a genuine photo with a British lake monster? Read the full story at:  http://is.gd/cKuhxb

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Ghostly nun that climbs into your bed

Occultist Duncan Barford reveals an extraordinary experience with a physical, one might say intimate, ghostly presence in a podcast, with Martin Poole, on The Information site. With any luck, I can persuade Duncan to write up his encounter for Uncanny UK (the experience took place at Buddhist retreat in Devon). For the time being though you can listen to his experience at: http://theinformation.podbean.com/2011/02/12/ghosts-and-the-pendulum/

The Derbyshire fairy hoax

Looking back to a hoax from Derbyshire: the 'discovery' by artist Dan Baines of what was purported to be a mummified fairy, or, to be precise, 'butterfly man', in 2007. Read more at http://www.hoax-slayer.com/derbyshire-fairy-hoax.shtml#