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“Paranormal Witness”

Paranormal_Witness

I didn’t start watching the hit SyFy program “Paranormal Witness” until just before its fourth season began to air. I set the DVD to record all episodes of it so I could catch up on what I’ve missed over the prior three seasons. Most episodes that I’ve seen deal with hauntings/ghosts. But not all. I’ve also seen an episode devoted to a very famous UFO sighting/abduction case. And, part of an episode that I watched yesterday was devoted to something of great interest to me – a werewolf case.

Growing up, werewolves terrified me. I could cope easily with anything else – ghosts, vampires, demons, zombies (which I’ve never been much of a fan of) genetic mutants, etc. But werewolves would give me horrible nightmares. Now, I work with my wife on the hit werewolf webcomic “MoonWraith“, and have written some werewolf literature, too. At some point over the years I’ve gone from being horrified of lycanthropy to being fascinated by it.

The “Paranormal Witness” episode in question was Season 2 Episode 10. The first half of it was titled “The Cabin”. It happened in London, Ohio in 1981, or 1982. I grew up in Marysville, Ohio, which is only about half an hour’s drive from London, Ohio. When the events covered in that episode of “Paranormal Witness” took place, I’d have been 6 or 7-years-old. I was never aware of this case until watching that episode of “Paranormal Witness” yesterday. Had I know about those goings-on as a child, I might still be in therapy, given my extreme werewolf phobia while growing up!

Now, as a 40-year-old adult, I find the case of great interest – both on a personal level, and a professional one as a bestselling, award-winning author of horror, and the paranormal. I don’t want to give spoilers of the episode here, and take anything away from “Paranormal Witness”. So I’ll only say here that the case involved a young family, who lived in a fairly secluded place, surrounded by woods, being stalked for months by what may well have been a werewolf. What the husband and his friend were shown at the close of the case gave me serious chills!

Given my interest in topics such as this, I want to, once again, extend an invitation to anyone reading this to contact me with any such sightings/encounters of your own. It needn’t necessarily be a werewolf sighting, either. I’m interested in all areas of the paranormal, and cryptozoology. Please get in touch via the “Contact” page on my website.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

SyFy?

Does anyone have any idea as to how to get a project in front of people at SyFy? Or, better still, would any of my fans and readers happen to have an “in” with anyone at SyFy to help me get a project in front of them?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

#‎SaveConstantine‬

You all know I’m a huge comic book fan. I love the DC Comics Universe (DCU). That addiction has rubbed off onto my wonderful wife, Desirée Lee, as well. Both of us are currently thrilled by the DCU-based television shows that are currently on the air. One of our favorites is “Constantine“, which is based on the DCU comic series “Hellblazer”, and focuses on the character John Constantine. Matt Ryan is playing the lead character in the show, and John Constantine could not have been better cast! Mr. Ryan is doing an absolutely superb job with this role!

While the show is a hit with fans, and a lot of those fans are very rabid about it, the network is doing what do many networks do. The series hasn’t become an instant ratings bonanza for them. So, they don’t seem willing to renew it. In fact, they didn’t even order a second half to the first season. Now, I’m hearing that, rather than outright cancel “Constantine”, NBC is giving serious thought to turning the series over to SyFy. It seems that a marathon of “Constantine” episodes ran on that network, and received good ratings. So, there’s a chance that we’ll see “Constantine” dropped by NBC, but picked up by SyFy under the same name as the comic book – “Hellblazer”. I’m 100% fine with that, as long as SyFy continues the show, and keeps the same case. Mr. Matt Ryan is John Constantine! I never want to see anyone else in the role after seeing his portrayal of this extremely complex character.

Being a fan, and looking down the proverbial barrel of a network change, I have to put this out there: I would love to work on an episode (or more!) of “Constantine”/”Hellblazer” as a writer! Can anyone reading this make that happen? If so, please get in touch with me via the “Contact” page of my website. I’d love to be part of the show’s next incarnation!

For those reading this who don’t know me, I’m a bestselling, award-winning writer with over 30 short stories, and nine books to my name. I’ve also branched out into comic book projects with my wife – “Confluence” and “MoonWraith” – as well as film work.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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