Archive for September, 2016

Songs

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Since going to see the “Weird Al” Yankovic concert not long ago, a couple of song parodies that, as far as I know, as original have been floating in my mind. They’ve almost been writing themselves. I keep thinking of typing them up, and sharing them. Is anyone interested in that bit of amusement? Or would I just be wasting time?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“The Nightmare” Revisited

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It’s been nearly a year since I first posted about a documentary film project that was underway at the time called “The Nightmare”. When I first mentioned the project, the filmmakers were doing research into the subject of sleep paralysis. I had sent them information on my own experiences with it. For those of you who have never experienced sleep paralysis, consider yourselves lucky; it’s not fun. I don’t experience it often, but do so on rare occasions. My own experiences are nowhere near being on par with the people interviewed in “The Nightmare” who tell of their experiences in the film. So, my input wasn’t used in the project, alas. I just sat and watched “The Nightmare” on Netflix this morning. I must say, “m very glad my own experiences aren’t anything like those related in the film!

For anyone looking to learn more about the topic of sleep paralysis, or for anyone who experiences it themselves, I would recommend watching “The Nightmare”. I found it very interesting, and well done.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

#ReadABookDay

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Hello, everyone!

I had meant to get back to a regular schedule for this blog. As you’ve noticed, I’m sure, that has yet to happen. Between health issues – mine, and those of immediate family – and our daughter’s school being closed this week due to the fair – so many local students are involved in the FFA, that schools in this area close down for the week of the fair – I’ve barely been on-line, or done much of anything. Hopefully this blog can get back on track at some point!

But, in happier news, today is a great holiday to celebrate. It’s Read A Book Day! Celebrate by grabbing you own copy of “Hidden Tribe“, the latest release book by myself, and my wife Desirée Lee.

Hidden Tribe

Sasquatch—they live peacefully in the forests, and woodlands. They want little, or nothing, to do with humans, and our civilization. As a whole, sasquatch are tranquil, quiet beings who live harmoniously with nature, and avoid us.

But what happens when humans refuse to return the favor?

Researcher Alexia Hollander is about to find out. When she ventures into the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, seeking evidence of the elusive species, things quickly get out of hand. Another researcher deliberately gets in Alexia’s way. Campers, and hunters bumble in, adding their own disruptive presence to the quiet work that Alexia wants to perform.

With their home territory invaded by humans, a mated pair of sasquatch keep the intruders under close surveillance. They aren’t happy about the presence of the trespassers, and want them gone. Just how far will these normally restrained beings go to protect their family, and themselves? Alexia, and her unwanted companions are about to find out!

Review by fortean researcher Thomas Curtain Jr.

As a field researcher and investigator ofover 25 years in the fields of cryptozoology, ufology and parapsychology, I am affiliated with many groups out there and I have spent my fair share of time searching for the elusive creature that we most commonly know as Bigfoot. Since I was a child I read every book I could get my hands on pertaining to the subject. I read a lot of nonfiction books but every once and a while I will read a novel on the subject if it is well written and based on facts. Hidden Tribe is just that.

I recently read Hidden Tribe written by my gifted friend Scott Harper and his lovely, talented wife Desiree Lee. This booknot only held my interest but was written in a way that used documented factual information about the creatures to help tell the story and clearly shows tha tthe authors did their research and didn’t just follow the Hollywood cookiecutter image of a Bigfoot as a vicious monster loose in the countryside destroying everything and everyone in it’s path for no apparent reason.

The story was different as it showed the perspective of the creatures themselves and depicted the very real conflict of researchers and individuals in the field who hold different views and values on whether the creature should be killed or not.I appreciate a different kind of storyline and approach to the subject and feel that the writers of the story did a wonderful job making the reader enthralled better educated on the subject at hand and anticipating what is on the next page throughout the read.

I recommend this novel to anyone who likes a good tale and has an interest in the subject of Bigfoot. Keep up the great work Scott and Desiree and thank you both for depicting these mysterious creatures in a more serious and humanistic way. I can’t wait to see what you write next!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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