Posted by: Nick Redfern on May 21st, 2012
For those who like their cryptids tinged with a bit of conspiracy, you might want to get a copy of the newly-published, second edition of Conspiracies and Secret Societies, by Brad and Sherry Steiger.
The blurb for the book goes like this: “This compelling encyclopedic reference includes hundreds of individuals, organizations, and events where official claims and standard explanations of actions and events remain shrouded in mystery. It examines the most common subjects among conspiracy theorists, from historical topics such as the true relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, the Roswell UFO crash, and the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. to more current issues such as the death of Princess Diana, FEMA’s response following hurricane Katrina, and the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. With photographs and illustrations, a list of resources for further investigation, and a comprehensive index for thorough cross-checking, this dossier debunks popular myths and presents the evidence on an invisible world of influence and power. Separating fact from fiction, this reference provides gripping details and presents the information without bias and, updated and expanded, includes information on nearly 40 new subjects.”
So what, you may ask, does all of this have to do with Cryptozoology? Well, the book includes a number of articles that may be of interest to the readers of Cryptomundo. For example, there’s a three-page feature on the so-called “Mothman Death List,” a piece on the Nazi’s unsettling obsession with werewolves, and a profile of the “Leopard Men” of West Africa.