The U.S.S. Cavalla WWII Submarine in Galveston, Texas

I stand in awe of the brave men who work on a submarine. We toured the U.S.S. Cavalla WWII submarine at the Galveston Naval Museum on Pelican Island in Texas and there must have been hundreds of controls, if not …

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Lilacs mean Home, Even in a Campground

Growing up in Rochester, New York, lilacs were The Flower. We celebrated Lilac Sunday at Lilac Park, and so lilacs for me mean Home. Except that Rochester isn’t home anymore and hasn’t been in over 40 years. So when Bear …

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Creepy Knocking in the Woods at Night Followed Me in Escambia County, Alabama

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Creepy knocking sound in the woods. Walked the dog along the edge of the woods for her potty walk, at night, in the dark. Just as we’ve done all week in this campground. But tonight there was a sound. It …

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Dead Zone Campground

Not one sign of wildlife. Anywhere. Here we were out in the middle of a forest, miles from civilization. Our last wooded campground had been teeming with squirrels but this one? Nope. Miles and miles of trees but not a …

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Trapping Tourists in Oklahoma and the Dust Bowl States

The city of Lawton, Oklahoma has a wicked sense of humor against foreigners, meaning travelers like us. We’d driven 911 miles from Atlanta, Georgia in 16.5 hours including food and potty breaks to visit family in Lawton, and we were …

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Roswell, New Mexico, Home of the 1947 Alien Crash Landing

Little grey aliens crash-landed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, but it was in Carlsbad Caverns just an hour away where we saw a landscape so alien that it was like visiting another planet. We spent a couple of days …

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Oil and Cattle Barons

We gallivanted through the western states hoping to see sights we’d never seen before. From Atlanta, Georgia we’d driven to Lawton, Oklahoma, and from there to Roswell and then Carlsbad, New Mexico, down through Texas to Conroe near Houston, and …

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Wytheville UFO Road Trip

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I had just published a book called Alien Nightmares which mentioned the wave of UFO sightings in Wytheville, Virginia, in 1987-1988. About a week after the book went live, we left for a road trip from Georgia to New York. …

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Gulf Breeze UFO Map Mystery

It wasn’t our intention to zero in on all the UFO hot spots I’d written about in Alien Nightmares, but our vacations seemed to be gravitating toward those haunted places. Cayuga Lake, NY was where it all began for me …

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