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The Van Meter Visitor

READ The Van Meter Visitor ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub SUMMARY The Van Meter Visitor For several nights in 1903 the small town of Van Meter Iowa was terrorized by a giant bat like creature that emerged from an old abandoned mine The identity of Bottom line I was entertained and I learned some history Books on cryptozoologycryptids are not my standard fare so I can not judge if this one is good by the standards of such or not To be fair I would not have picked it up if not for the link to my hometownSince this is a small press book and may in future be hard to lay hands on I present a chapter by chapter summary Warning spoilers and probably overly harsh ribbing ahoyChapter 1 Unearthing a Legend by Chad Lewis So we were trying to figure out something to do in IowaChapter 2 Where is Van Meter Literally a map of Iowa with Van Meter markedChapter 3 Early History of Van Meter by Chad Lewis Exactly what it says on the tin AKA the really interesting part for me personallyChapter 4 History of the Brick Factory and Mine by Chad Lewis More of exactly what it saysChapter 5 Paranormal Beliefs of 1903 Van Meter by Chad Lewis We have no idea but the Spiritualism movement was dying down and Lake Okoboji had a sea monster sighting So then the Raccoon River near Van Meter got one too With mentions of Fort Dodge s Terror Bridge and wildman Chapter 6 1903 Witnesses by Chad Lewis Dramatis PersonaeChapter 7 The Van Meter Visitor A Chronology of Events by Noah Voss Ladies and Gentlemen Here is the bit you re all here for Twenty one pages of retelling of the events of Sept 29th to Oct 3rd 1903 and the visitation of the VisitorChapter 8 Cryptozoological Derivations Exploring the Possible Connection to Countless Other Creature Sightings by Noah Voss Recounting other contemporaneous cryptids with and without wings the Jersey Devil the Snallygaster flying crocodiles Chilean Dragons and for some reason Spring Heeled JackChapter 9 Blatant Hoax or Practical Joker by Chad Lewis It could have been a hoax But the researchers gut feeling is that it wasn tChapter 10 Possible UFOAlien Connection by Chad Lewis I m not saying it was aliens but it was aliens OK probably not But around that time there was a rash of mysterious airship sightingsChapter 11 Misidentifications An Examination by Noah Voss Here are all the big birds owls and bats that it wasn tChapter 12 The Haunting of the Platt Brick Factory by Chad Lewis Oh by the way the old brick factory may also be haunted The researchers decide to spend the night Nothing happensChapter 13 Mass Hysteria A Closer Look at the Terror by Chad Lewis Have you heard about the Mad Gasser of Mattoon IL We don t think that was really mass hysteria eitherChapter 14 The Ultraterrestrial Theory Tricksters Daimons and uantum Consciousness by Kevin Lee Nelson Remember when we didn t think it was aliens Well what about being from another dimensionparallel universe That could totally happen Forty pages of barely related material I mostly skimmed this oneChapter 15 What Happened to the Mysterious Footprint by Chad Lewis Four pages in which the researchers perhaps unsurprisingly fail to find the plaster cast of the Visitor s footprint after 110 yearsChapter 16 Early Encounters Thunderbirds or Thoughtforms by Kevin Lee Nelson For fun lets look at the legends of the Native Americans and one legend fabricated in 1836Chapters 17 18 19 20 by all three authors Van Meter should really have one of those small towny festivals devoted to the Visitor call it Visitor Days They could block off Main Street have a beer garden the Lions Club could sell food We could sell books Get some tourist in here You know not much happens in Van Meter Not even now Hey guys did we figure anything out in this book Nah really we just asked a bunch of uestions and speculated wildly It s really hard to write a whole book on one newspaper articleAppendix In which is reprinted all the original newspaper articles hint only the first one counts Most of the rest are reprintsrewordings of the first article Much like chapter 7 the real reason interested parties would pick up the book Cities of God picked it up if not for the link to my hometownSince this is a small Gravitys Rainbow press book and may in future be hard to lay hands on I Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone present a chapter by chapter summary Warning spoilers and Pretend God Is Deaf probably overly harsh ribbing ahoyChapter 1 Unearthing a Legend by Chad Lewis So we were trying to figure out something to do in IowaChapter 2 Where is Van Meter Literally a map of Iowa with Van Meter markedChapter 3 Early History of Van Meter by Chad Lewis Exactly what it says on the tin AKA the really interesting Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide part for me Las Puertas Del Amor personallyChapter 4 History of the Brick Factory and Mine by Chad Lewis More of exactly what it saysChapter 5 Paranormal Beliefs of 1903 Van Meter by Chad Lewis We have no idea but the Spiritualism movement was dying down and Lake Okoboji had a sea monster sighting So then the Raccoon River near Van Meter got one too With mentions of Fort Dodge s Terror Bridge and wildman Chapter 6 1903 Witnesses by Chad Lewis Dramatis PersonaeChapter 7 The Van Meter Visitor A Chronology of Events by Noah Voss Ladies and Gentlemen Here is the bit you re all here for Twenty one Discoveries pages of retelling of the events of Sept 29th to Oct 3rd 1903 and the visitation of the VisitorChapter 8 Cryptozoological Derivations Exploring the Possible Connection to Countless Other Creature Sightings by Noah Voss Recounting other contemporaneous cryptids with and without wings the Jersey Devil the Snallygaster flying crocodiles Chilean Dragons and for some reason Spring Heeled JackChapter 9 Blatant Hoax or Practical Joker by Chad Lewis It could have been a hoax But the researchers gut feeling is that it wasn tChapter 10 Possible UFOAlien Connection by Chad Lewis I m not saying it was aliens but it was aliens OK A Fire Within: Sekret Machines Series, Book 2 probably not But around that time there was a rash of mysterious airship sightingsChapter 11 Misidentifications An Examination by Noah Voss Here are all the big birds owls and bats that it wasn tChapter 12 The Haunting of the Platt Brick Factory by Chad Lewis Oh by the way the old brick factory may also be haunted The researchers decide to spend the night Nothing happensChapter 13 Mass Hysteria A Closer Look at the Terror by Chad Lewis Have you heard about the Mad Gasser of Mattoon IL We don t think that was really mass hysteria eitherChapter 14 The Ultraterrestrial Theory Tricksters Daimons and uantum Consciousness by Kevin Lee Nelson Remember when we didn t think it was aliens Well what about being from another dimensionparallel universe That could totally happen Forty Idenics pages of barely related material I mostly skimmed this oneChapter 15 What Happened to the Mysterious Footprint by Chad Lewis Four Night Owl Loonette pages in which the researchers Deadshifted (Edie Spence, perhaps unsurprisingly fail to find the El agujero del infierno plaster cast of the Visitor s footprint after 110 yearsChapter 16 Early Encounters Thunderbirds or Thoughtforms by Kevin Lee Nelson For fun lets look at the legends of the Native Americans and one legend fabricated in 1836Chapters 17 18 19 20 by all three authors Van Meter should really have one of those small towny festivals devoted to the Visitor call it Visitor Days They could block off Main Street have a beer garden the Lions Club could sell food We could sell books Get some tourist in here You know not much happens in Van Meter Not even now Hey guys did we figure anything out in this book Nah really we just asked a bunch of uestions and speculated wildly It s really hard to write a whole book on one newspaper articleAppendix In which is reprinted all the original newspaper articles hint only the first one counts Most of the rest are reprintsrewordings of the first article Much like chapter 7 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SUMMARY The Van Meter Visitor

READ The Van Meter Visitor ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub SUMMARY The Van Meter Visitor With eye witness reports historic photos and current accounts of the paranormal this in depth book looks to discover what really happened in the town of Van Met An almost exhaustingly detailed examination of an unusual little known cryptid that haunted a small town in Iowa for three days in 1903 Lewis Voss and Nelson have really jumped into the story of the Visitor waist deepThe book begins with a short history of the town of Van Meter along with an exact chronology of the events surrounding the Visitor sightings as detailed by newspapers of the time anyway and brief but detailed biographies of all the principle witnessesThe second part of the book explores theories as to what the mysterious creature might have been Ideas range from a deliberate hoax to mass hysteria fed by a few odd but naturally explained events to misidentification of large birds though the writer of that particular essay dismisses all possible culprits to the possibility that the Visitor was an alien or perhaps something even bizarre My personal favorite from a speculative fiction standpoint anyway is Nelson s theory that the creature may have been an ultraterrestrial a term originally coined by paranormal investigator John Keel which refers to a being from a dimension adjacent to ours that temporarily slipped into our reality through a window in space and time It s a really interesting idea and even if I don t entirely believe it the concept of ultraterrestrial beings makes for great story materialIf there is anything negative to say about the book it is only that the writers seem to have concluded from the beginning that the Visitor was indeed a real probably supernatural creature and not something with a mundane explanation such as a hoax stories of bizarre flying monsters in the American West were actually fairly common in newspapers of the 19th and early 20th century and were widely known to be fabrications made to drum up interest in the paper much like the weird stories from the old Weekly World News tabloidsRegardless the authors obviously have a deep love for what they do and an admirable respect for the people of Van Meter Which translates to an enjoyable read about an intriguing obscure bit of cryptid lore

READ ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Î Chad Lewis

READ The Van Meter Visitor ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub SUMMARY The Van Meter Visitor This mysterious visitor was never discovered Over 100 years later three researchers set out to Van Meter to shine a light on this amazingly bizarre case Filled DNFThis book is a good example on why I cannot take real paranormal books seriously The majority of this book is just wild theories and twisted scientific facts to try and prove that monsters can and do exist This time it is a lesser known monster that appeared briefly in a small town in 1903 The only evidence for this creature s appearence is a newspaper article It s pretty obvious that in a time of fantastical newspaper stories and hoaxes this is just one of those The authors do discuss that possibility but make it well known that they believe in monsters but also believe this monster is just as real as bigfoot or nessie