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Monthly Archives: February 2014

10 Questions with Blake M. Petit

1.  As a teacher, are you ever concerned about the content of your writing being too explicit, and do you ever purposely tone it down?   I was a writer before I was a teacher, so that wasn’t really a concern when I started out. Even so, the stuff I write isn’t particularly explicit to Read More…

Other People’s Heroes by Blake M. Petit

In his novel Other People’s Heroes, Blake Petit puts together an interesting premise.  It’s a combination of the Justice League and the Legion of Doom run by a professional wrestling federation.  In the world he created, in Siegel City, there is a cadre of superheroes and super villains except the heroes aren’t always good and Read More…

The Story Behind the Story: Monstrous

I think that clowns are a great vehicle for horror fiction.  For one thing, many people fear clowns for reasons unknown to me.  Another thing I like is that you can put them in macabre and twisted situations that can make them scarier than most other villainous types of characters.  When I set out to Read More…

Alien sightings Part 7: The Grinning Man and the O’Hare Airport sighting

The Grinning Man In 1966 in Elizabeth, New Jersey there was  a UFO sighting.  In the days following, the residents of the area spotted a humanoid figure they called the Grinning Man.  The first to witness this humanoid were two boys – Martin Munov and Jimmy Yanchitis as they were walking home.  Yanchitis spotted him Read More…

Alien sightings Part 6: The Kecksburg UFO Landing and the Alien Abduction in New Hampshire

Kecksburg, Pennsylvania On December 9, 1965, a large unidentified, acorn-shaped object landed in the woods in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania.  This object was seen by thousands of people in six states and in Canada, starting near Michigan before landing in Kecksburg.  Reportedly hot metal debris fell over Michigan and Ohio starting grass fires.  Witnesses in Western Pennsylvania Read More…

Alien sightings Part 5: The Disappearnce of Felix Moncla and Fire in the Sky over New Mexico

The Disappearance of Felix Moncla In 1953, an Air Defense Command Ground Intercept radar controller at Truax AFB  in Madison, Wisconsin picked up a blip on the radar.  Felix Moncla, a United States Air Force pilot, chased after this unknown object in an F-89-C Scorpion jet from the Kincross Air Force Base.  He was in Read More…

Alien sightings Part 4: UFO Attack of Los Angeles and Carson Sink Incident

Attack of Los Angeles During World War 2 in 1942, shortly after the Japanese attacked an oil facility in Santa Barbara, California and three months after the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor, the US naval anti-aircraft installations detected a swarm of unidentified objects, about 25 all together, to the west of Los Angeles, which were Read More…

Alien sightings Part 3: UFO Flight over Delaware and the Jimmy Carter Sighting

UFO flight over Delaware On  a Friday the 13th in July in 1860, a pitch black cloud followed by an object approximated to be 200 feet in length, flew through the sky over Wilmington, Delaware.  The object had a tail that sparkled like a rocket according to eye witnesses.  Others described it as being enclosed Read More…