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Katherine McNamara

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Desirée Lee, and I have been watching “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments” since the pilot episode aired. We both love the show, and are always eager for the next episode. Watching the show week-to-week, season-to-season, I’ve come to the conclusion that if any film project – be it TV, or movie – is made based upon my Wendy Markland novels (once they’re re-edited, and re-released) I would love to see Katherine McNamara play the role of Wendy Markland. She looks pretty much like I’ve always envisioned the character while writing her. And, having seen Katherine McNamara in so many episodes of “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”, I have no doubt that she could handle the role of Wendy Markland with no problems.

As there has been talk of various film versions of my Wendy Markland books since “Predators or Prey?” was first released back in 2007, I wanted to throw this out there. Again, I would love to see Katherine McNamara play Wendy Markland.

Scott Harper

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Amazon Studios – “MoonWraith”

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Yesterday evening I submitted the “MoonWraith” series pilot script to Amazon Studios. Please wish me luck!

Scott Harper

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“Finding Bigfoot” – Last Night

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Last night’s episode of “Finding Bigfoot” was indeed that one that Desirée Lee, and I attended the town hall meeting in Chiloquin, Oregon. We weren’t on-screen very much, but could be seen in several of the town hall meeting scenes scattered throughout the episode. Seeing us on TV like that was strange for me, to say the least! How many of you watched the episode, and saw us?

Anyone who missed it last night, but would like to see it, the title of the episode is “Squatching On Sacred Ground”. Watch your TV listings for Animal Planet for  a rerun of it.

Scott Harper

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“Finding Bigfoot” – Oregon

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For those of you who have been paying attention, you know that a few months ago my wife (Desirée Lee) and I were fortunate enough to be able to attend the town hall meeting for an episode of the hit Animal Planet television program “Finding Bigfoot“. That took place up in Chiloquin, Oregon.

When that episode airs, we’re pretty much guaranteed to be on-screen, given where we were sitting in the audience, and where the crew had people standing when they told their sightings stories. Most of the speakers were either directly beside, or directly behind us. At that filming, we were told that, tentatively, the episode would air in March. It looks as if this coming weekend’s episode is from Oregon. So, it might be “our” episode. As yet, we don’t know. But, I wanted to let you all have the heads-up – just in case!

Scott Harper

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“Paranormal Witness”

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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

Unknown Air Date

People keep asking when the episode of “Finding Bigfoot” that we attended filming for last week will air. As I explained in this post, we don’t know that at this time. From what we were told at the filming, that episode could tentatively air sometime this coming March. It’s up to Animal Planet, though. We’ll announce the actual air date for the episode when we know it.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Finding Bigfoot”

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Luckily, the weather cooperated yesterday. We had a little snow, but not nearly enough to keep us from the “Finding Bigfoot” town hall meeting up in Chiloquin, Oregon.

Although the entire process took longer than expected, making for a lengthy day, Desirée Lee and I had a blast. The tribal drumming and singing to welcome the “Finding Bigfoot” cast/researchers was stunning. There were some really great accountings of local sasquatch activity recounted by several of the people there. Anyone even passingly familiar with the television series “Finding Bigfoot” knows what a part of each show the town hall meetings, and the stories recounted at them, play.

Desirée and I have had one possible sighting right here in Dorris, California – yes, within the city limits. Just barely, but still within the city limits. And you all probably know of my accounts from Ohio years ago. We had hoped to talk about our probable sighting here in Dorris at the filming of the show yesterday. However, the episode is being slanted toward sightings/encounters by local native peoples. So, they were given first chance to tell about their own encounters with sasquatch. There were enough of those to fill the time. As a result, no non-natives got to speak. However, we did get the chance to tell each of the four cast members/researchers of the sighting afterward.

Getting to meet each of them – Matt Moneymaker, Cliff Barackman, Renae Holland, and James “Bobo” Fay – was a true pleasure. If you four are reading this: Matt, the surprise parking lot meeting caught me off-guard, but was truly awesome, and epic for me. Thank you most sincerely. Renee, thank you for the added helpful information, and we really do want to read the new book. Cliff, I meant what I said about not being at all sorry that you – via the show – taught our two-year-old daughter how to do sasquatch howls. And, once again, our heart-felt thanks to each of you for the autographs.

Though Desirée and I didn’t get to tell of our local sighting on camera, given where we were sitting during the meeting it’s almost a certainty that we will appear on TV when that episode of “Finding Bigfoot” airs. From what we were told yesterday, the air date for the currently-filming episode will be sometime during this coming March. I’ll let you all know, via this website/blog, when we know a more exact air date. The episode is centered on the Pacific Northwest, so please keep watch for it in your TV listings!

The above photo was taken yesterday by a friend of ours who was also in attendance. We didn’t know about the photo until today. It’s of Desirée and I standing with Matt Moneymaker after the filming. Had we known he was taking this photo, we’d have posed for it!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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