Archive for May, 2014

Sasquatch Research Project

As you all know I’m very happily married to bestselling paranormal author Desirée Lee (www.desireelee.com). As you all know, Desirée and I are working on some projects that we’re coauthoring. These projects are in addition to the myriad solo projects we each have in various stages of completion. One project—two in one, really—that we have in mind stem from a research project revolving around sasquatch.

I’ve had this project in mind for several years. As most of you probably know—or at least can guess—this stems from my nearly life-long interest in sasquatch. That interest began while I was growing up in central Ohio. While there, I had a series of sightings and other encounters with at least one sasquatch. You can read about those events here: http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2010/07/growing-up-with-sasquatch-marysville.html

Desirée and I have decided that we’d like to take my original research project idea to new heights—if we’re ever able to do it. Rather than pure research/evidence gathering, we also would like to turn the research project into both a book, and a documentary. Both spin-off projects would cover the entire research project start to finish.

If we’re ever able to carry out these plans, we would also like to bring my good friend Thomas Curtin Jr.—member of the BFRO (www.bfro.net), MUFON (www.mufon.com), and other such investigative organizations.

However, to do the planned sasquatch research project, we need funding. I won’t go into details of the project here for fear of ideas being stolen. Sadly the Internet seems custom-made for that, and it’s happened to me in the past. The funding is required to procure the necessary equipment for long-term field research for the main project, and, if possible, better equipment for filming the spin-off documentary than what we currently have access to.

If anyone is interested in funding—or helping to fund—this, please get in touch. Remember—Desirée and I live in the Pacific Northwest. We’re in the extreme northern part of California, almost in Oregon. This area is prime sasquatch country. The BFRO has 427 sasquatch reports on file. Of those, 31 are in the county Desirée and I live in. Of those, several are in area that we frequent. We have also been privy to a very recent possible sighting, but I’m not at liberty to share details of that event here.

We feel that we’re a sort of “perfect storm” of personal and professional experience, and location, to be the ones to conduct what we have in mind. All we lack is the needed equipment funding.

Scott Harper
www.scottharper.net

Next-To-Last-Day—”Dark River Lords” Update

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“Dark River Lords” is maintaining the 90% win rate on the Amazon Studios Premise War—330 wins in 368 rounds of voting.

If you haven’t voted—or if you’d like to vote for “Dark River Lords” again—please go to http://studios.amazon.com/premise-war and vote on the film’s premise. When you see the one for “Dark River Lords” come up, please click the button marked “This One Wins” for that project. If you’d like to quickly skip over any voting rounds until “Dark River Lords” pops up as a choice, simply use the “skip this battle” link.

Today is Day 44 of the 45-day voting period for “Dark River Lords”. Only today and tomorrow left to vote!

Scott Harper
www.scottharper.net

Downtime

Yesterday, my website switched hosts. Far as I know, there was no downtime during the change-over. However, if you tried to visit my site and found it temporarily off-line, I apologize.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Saloon Girls

Desirée Lee and I are doing research for a project we are coauthoring. The book will be set in the American Old West, circa 1880s. Yes, this is a departure from our usual story settings. No, this won’t be a stereotypical western—coming from us, that ought to be a given.

As part of our research for this project, we’re learning about old West era saloon girls. However, we aren’t finding much. Most of what we turn up isn’t historical information; it’s advertising for modern-day saloons, and/or costume designs and/or ideas. Can anyone out there help us with our research? The big question we’re trying to answer right now is this: Were 1880s era saloon girls typically prostitutes, or did they simply hang out in the saloons, flirting and getting the men to buy them drinks and such? What small bits of information we’ve turned up on that so far points to the latter. However, those articles mostly seem to just regurgitate the same information almost verbatim. And some tiny bits of information seem to point to the former, too.

If anyone can help with this research point, please get in touch with us.

Scott Harper
www.scottharper.net

5 Days Left—”Dark River Lords” Update

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“Dark River Lords” is sitting at 90% and holding on the Amazon Studios Premise War—311 wins in 347 rounds of voting.
If you haven’t voted—or if you’d like to vote for “Dark River Lords” again—please go to http://studios.amazon.com/premise-war and vote on the film’s premise. When you see the one for “Dark River Lords” come up, please click the button marked “This One Wins” for that project. If you’d like to quickly skip over any voting rounds until “Dark River Lords” pops up as a choice, simply use the “skip this battle” link.

I’ll continue posting updates throughout the project’s time in the Amazon Studios Premise War. Today is Day 40 of the 45-day voting period for “Dark River Lords”. Only 5 days left to vote!

Scott Harper
www.scottharper.net

Vampire Therapy

This article turned up on-line today. As a large portion of my work, and Desirée’s, falls into the horror and/or paranormal genre’s, I felt this worth sharing here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10807478/Vampire-therapy-could-reverse-ageing-scientists-find.html

Could this actually work? Does anyone have more information on this topic to share?

Scott Harper
www.scottharper.net

Oroville, CA & Chico, CA

Over this past weekend, Desirée and I were in Oroville, CA and Chico, CA for family matters. While there, we, naturally, talked to people. A few of those spur of the moment conversations with strangers in restaurants, etc., ended up turning to our work. We just want to thank the terrific people we met and spoke with. If you’re reading this, and are one of those people, thank you. We enjoyed speaking with you, and thank you for the interest in, and support of, our work.

Scott Harper
www.scottharper.net

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