A few days in the past I obtained within the mail (due to editor Phyllis Galde) copies of the 2 most up-to-date problems with Destiny journal. Like many print-based publications on the world of the paranormal, Destiny has felt the brunt of the digital age. It is excellent, nonetheless, to see that the journal and the employees have survived the consequences and that Destiny continues to be flying excessive.
To exhibit, for individuals who might not know, simply how lengthy Destiny has been going for, the brand new points are numbers 726 and 727. Yep, we’re speaking a long time. In reality, the journal kicked-off method again in 1948.
So, with that mentioned, I believed right now I’d provide you with a round-up of these newest, two points, and notably so for these of you who will not be overly aware of the journal and its content material. In case you’re not, you actually needs to be, as Destiny covers a lot of subjects, many from intriguing, controversial, and different angles. We’ll start with subject 726.
Brad Steiger has a 7-page article on Wild man, and particularly on a few of the extra violent studies on document. Wild man may be very typically portrayed as a quiet, and even shy, beast. However not all the time. Every so often, it may be your worst nightmare. Steiger notes again and again that hostile habits – and notably so towards individuals – is much from being unparalleled. Keep in mind that the following time you are within the woods, looking for out Man of the woods.
Additionally with regards to Wild man, we have now Kewaunee Lapseritis’ article, “Man of the woods: A Terrestrial-Extraterrestrial?” Yep, you already know from the title alone that this can be a controversial one. Must you learn it? In fact you must. There isn’t any doubt that the Wild man phenomenon is totally suffering from high-strangeness-type studies. Will the article have the Wild man neighborhood in a state of rage? Most likely, sure! Which isn’t in any respect a nasty factor. It is clear to me that looking for Wild man as one would possibly an African Gorilla merely doesn’t work. And folks want to appreciate that.
Joseph M. Hordyski supplies us with a superb 10-page function on one in all England’s creepiest “issues” of all. Its title: the Highgate Vampire. That is the story of an previous cemetery, blood-sucking, and a darkly-garbed creature of the night time. Todd Hendrickson demonstrates the hazards that may encompass the investigation of paranormal phenomena – and notably so when the exact same phenomena goal the witnesses and the investigators. And there is rather more too: thriller booms in Virginia, ESP in animals, and a really welcome re-run of an previous John Keel article from 1990 (on the Japanese connection to Roswell).
As for subject 727, it too supplies the reader with a wealth of articles on a various vary of topics. No doubt, my favourite function in 727 is Deborah Painter’s “What Occurred in Flatwoods, West Virginia, Is Nonetheless Very A lot a Thriller.” If, like me, you are an enormous fan of road-trip-type tales, then this one will most positively attraction, as Deborah hits the street to Flatwoods to hunt out the reality for herself. A really cool article with loads of images that seize the environment of the city.
If zombies are your factor, there’s an interview with Wade Davis (writer of The Serpent and the Rainbow) and Micah Hanks’ “Feast of Flesh” article. “Valenya” focuses on historical flood legends with ties to ET, and I check out the issues inside the discipline of conspiracy-theorizing that the micro-chipping of the inhabitants might, at some point, be on the playing cards. Each points additionally comprise loads of e-book critiques, paranormal-themed accounts from the readers, a information round-up, and rather more, too.
Destiny has now been going for nearly seventy years. Let’s hold it going.