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Good things come to those who wait, the old saying goes. And I’ve definitely made you wait for this one – it’s almost a year overdue – but we finally made it: I’m happy to announce the eighth instalment of our anthology series covering hidden history, fringe science and general Forteana, Darklore Volume VIII, is now available for sale! You can pick up your copy from any number of online retailers through a simple search. But for simplicity’s sake, here’s the links to Amazon:

Here’s a quick listing of what you’ll find within:

  • Mike Jay dives into the strange history of ‘sane hallucinations’
  • Martin Shough investigates the ball lightning enigma, and the way science has approached the mystery as compared to the UFO phenomenon
  • Joanne Conman discusses her revolutionary theory about ancient Egyptian astronomy
  • Daniel Bourke compares modern accounts of post-death consciousness with the descriptions of the world beyond found in the Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Cat Vincent examines the rise of pop culture-based, hyper-real religions
  • Blair MacKenzie Blake revisits the strange history of the Shaver Mystery craze
  • Lucy Ryder explores the history of ‘corpse roads’ through archaeology and folklore
  • Ray Grasse asks the question: what does it mean when weird things happen?
  • Martin J. Clemens looks into reports of a 24,000-year-old pyramid in Indonesia
  • Robert M. Schoch explores the nature of death and consciousness
  • Alistair Coombs goes in search of the ‘Cult of the Cosmic Bull’
  • Greg Taylor reports on the ‘dying light’ witnessed by some people at the passing of a loved one

Thanks for everyone’s support of the Darklore series – it helps to fund this website, and also provides financial support for contributors so that they can continue researching and writing about the stranger side of life.

I’m sure y’all will enjoy this latest instalment in the series. For those of you who remain unconvinced, I’ll publish some sample articles at the Darklore website (and here at TDG as well) in the coming week.

Enjoy!!

(Note: Leaving this up on the front page for a few days, regular daily updates can still be accessed via the ‘river of news‘ page view.)