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Book Research

UFOs

For some time now – the past few years – I’ve been slowly putting together ideas for a science fiction novel. Though the project would be a work of fiction, it would be based on a lot of real-life UFO sightings, accounts, reports supposedly leaked from the US government, etc. This project gets set aside for a while, and then I go back to it for a bit, before setting it aside once more.

Part of me really wants to write this book, and is very excited about it. Part of me isn’t sure that I should write it because of the can of worms it may open. If I ever do write the book, I doubt anyone from the US government, the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, US Coast Guard, or any other branch of the military or government will be happy with the book’s content.

What do you all think? Should I keep this project in mind, and write it someday despite the reactions it’s apt to bring from certain fronts?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Supernatural Research?

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A lot of paranormal and supernatural news has been catching my attention of late. Another such article has recently come to my attention, sparking this blog post.

Apparently, a researcher in Denmark has been awarded the United States Dollar equivalent of $428,000.00 for a research project dealing with trolls. Not the ill-mannered Internet variety who hang out in chat rooms and discussion forums, but the real thing – supernatural creatures who dwell underground. Anyone interested can find that article here.

As I’ve said in recent posts dealing with topics of paranormal nature, these types of things fascinate me on a personal level. And, as I’m a bestselling, award-winning author of paranormal, fantasy, and horror literature, the interest I have in matters such as this take on a professional level, too.

How does one go about obtaining such funding for projects of this nature? Such a thing would be a wonderful project for me. A book could easily come out of such a research project, too. Maybe even a filmed documentary. I would love to be part of a project like this. Can anyone out there help that to happen? If so, please get in touch via the “Contact” page of my website.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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

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