Saturday, October 31, 2015

Looking Forward to 2016

Hi folks...I invision 2016 as a year of growth for Phantoms & Monsters and other interests that I'm involved with...in particular Arcane Radio, P&M Fortean Research & Astral Perceptions International. I also want to reassure you that the newsletter will continue as a regular publication w/o subscription fees.

It would be great that readers / friends / colleagues spread the word about the newsletter. Increasing the subscriber list will make it easier to entice sponsors and encourage writers to submit their material.

For years, I've tried a variety of advertising schemes in order to raise revenue. Unfortunately...these programs tend to add inconvenience to the readers and drive away interest. Some of these advertising platforms performed very well and generated decent earnings, but significantly slowed down load times and browsing viability. So I've decided to leave it up to the readers. If you feel that I'm providing a decent product, then you determine how much it's worth to you.

I will continue posting links to Amazon.com products, in particular books, because it integrates well with the format. Anytime you use one of those links, any items you purchase while browsing Amazon.com during that session, will generate a commission to Phantoms & Monsters.

Mobile application availability of Phantoms & Monsters material will be taking a huge step forward in 2016. There will be free and fee-based applications available (will announce releases), including a few neat wrinkles.

Arcane Radio will also see technology and presentation development. Do you have suggestions? Let us know.

All in all, with current & new investigations, there should be a lot to look forward to. Thanks for reading & listening. Lon

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

*Alien Disclosure: Experiencers Expose Reality
*Mothman Dynasty: Chicago's Winged Humanoids
*Phantoms & Monsters: Unexplained Encounters
*Phantoms & Monsters: Mysterious Encounters
*The Essential Guide to Bigfoot
*Beyond Boggy Creek: In Search of the Southern Sasquatch
*The Messengers: Owls, Synchronicity and the UFO Abductee
*Stories from the Messengers: Owls, UFOs and a Deeper Reality
*Impossible Realities: The Science Behind Energy Healing, Telepathy, Reincarnation, Precognition, and Other Black Swan Phenomena
*Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot Casebook
*Astonishing Encounters: Pennsylvania's Unknown Creatures, Casebook 3
*Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles & Other Winged Beasts
*Don't Look Behind You: Following Ghost Roads Into the Unknown
*Beyond the Seventh Gate: Exploring Toad Road, The Seven Gates of Hell, and Other Strangeness in York, Lancaster, and Adams Counties
*Bigfoot in Pennsylvania: A History of Wild-Men, Gorillas, and Other Hairy Monsters in the Keystone State
*Strange Intruders
*The Lake Michigan Mothman: High Strangeness in the Midwest
*Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah
*A Menagerie of Mysterious Beasts: Encounters with Cryptid Creatures
*The Mothman Prophecies: A True Story
*Beyond the Seventh Gate: Exploring Toad Road, The Seven Gates of Hell, and Other Strangeness in York, Lancaster, and Adams Counties
*The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster
*Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster
*The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin's Werewolf
*Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America
*Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena
*The Van Meter Visitor: A True and Mysterious Encounter with the Unknown
*Monsters of West Virginia: Mysterious Creatures in the Mountain State
*Venus Rising: A Concise History of the Second Planet
*Final Countdown: Rockets to Venus
*Cosmic Ray's Excellent Venus Adventure
*The Brimstone Deceit: An In-Depth Examination of Supernatural Scents, Otherworldly Odors, and Monstrous Miasmas
*Thieves in the Night: A Brief History of Supernatural Child Abductions

*Lon's Suggested Reading List - Books & Films / DVDs