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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Alien sightings Part 2: UFO Battle over Nuremburg and Lights Over Lubbock

The Battle over Nuremburg On April 16, 1561 there was what is believed to be an aerial combat over Nuremberg, Germany. Witnesses found objects in the sky in the shape of balls, three wide and four long.  A professional illustrator, Hans Glasser witnessed the event and described the objects as globes, vessels that resembled flying Read More…

Alien sighting Part 1: Ezekiel and the Wheel in the Sky/Captain William Schaffner

Ezekiel and the Wheel in the Sky Around 600 BC, the Hebrew prophet Ezekiel was walking around the Kebar River in current day Iraq, when he saw four glowing, metal, winged creatures with humanoid and animal faces in the center of a storm in the sky filled with lightning.  The creatures were riding on vehicles Read More…

Movie Review: Hunger Games Catching Fire

When I watched the first Hunger Games movie, I was disappointed with it.  The movie was illogical and it had massive plot holes.  I went back and read the novel by Suzanne Collins, and that gave me renewed optimism.  The novel was well-written and the story line made far more sense.  Watching the trailer to Read More…

10 Questions with Eric J. Guignard

1.  What provides you greater satisfaction, your work as an anthology editor or as an author? Hmm, I really have to take the unsatisfying middle road on that answer, in that they both provide me great satisfaction, just in different ways. I really look at editing and writing as completely different processes, like asking if Read More…

After Death… edited by Eric J. Guignard

After Death starts off with a cool premise, what happens after a person dies.  Sometimes the stories occur immediately after death, sometimes it’s during a much longer time line.  There is a mix of big name horror authors and lesser known ones, and overall a really good flow to the anthology.  One of the things Read More…

The Story Behind the Story: Last Man Standing

My story Last Man Standing, which is being currently out in Dark Eclipse, Issue #30, is the third in a series of stories that I wrote about extreme reality television shows where things go horribly wrong.  My first story How Far Will You Go, featured seven contestants who did ultra-extreme challenges for the chance at Read More…

10 Questions with Jeffrey Wilson

1.  How much of your experience as a vascular surgeon did you use in writing Donors? Well, certainly, as a surgeon, I’m no stranger to the creepiness of a large hospital late at night. After a five year residency in General Surgery and a two year fellowship in Vascular, I have spent way too many Read More…

The Donors by Jeffrey Wilson

The Donors is a macabre tale that spins between the world of the known and a shadowy world where these creatures known as the Lizard Men prey on unsuspecting victims of a hospital.  Their aim is to inflict as much pain and suffering on their victims as they can, meanwhile harvesting skin and organs from Read More…