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June 25, 2001

 

 

IN THE BIG THICKET:
On the Trail of the Wild Man
by Rob Riggs

   
  "Rob Riggs's new book takes the reader on a wild tour through one of America's weirdest wonderlands. Riggs has produced a great collection on such mysterious Texan wonders as the Marfa and Bragg Road ghost lights, and the Big Thicket's Wild Man, including one delightfully named Ol' Mossyback. A shamanistic journey."

—Loren Coleman, author Mysterious America: The Revised Edition

In the big thicket, the unknown makes profound intrusions into what we call "reality." There are wonders in this region of East Texas and in Southwestern Louisiana—"ghost lights," phantom Indians, howling ape-like "wild men," and fireballs that streak through the nighttime skies—that defy both our common sense notions of space-time and all attempts at scientific explanation. So come along, if you dare, for a trek in this forest primeval. You'll emerge with a heightened sense of wonder and a deeper appreciation of the subtle links between the mysteries of nature and the human mind.
   
  About Rob Riggs
  ROB RIGGS is a journalist and the former publisher of a series of award-winning community newspapers in Texas. His interest in "ghost lights," "wild man" sightings, and related phenomena began as a child when he heard tales about them in his hometown of Sour Lake in Big Thicket country. Riggs began writing about the subject more than twenty years ago while working as a reporter for the Kountze News. Since then his studies of the phenomena have been featured in the Houston Chronicle and the Beaumont Enterprise. Riggs has also consulted on ghost lights for Waseda University in Tokyo and the Harvard College Observatory (see www.mysteriousdimension.com )
   
  In the Big Thicket
by Rob Riggs
Paraview Press Trade Paper Original
Pub. Date: October 15, 2001
ISBN: 1-931044-26-0 Controversial Knowledge.
DOI: In The Big Thicket
5 ˝ x 81/4, 185 pages, $13.95
   
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  Paraview Publishing is a publisher that utilizes new media technology to publish quality works in body, mind, and spirit and the frontiers of science and culture -- areas related to the transformation of society. Our imprints include Paraview Press, print-on-demand books for niche audiences; Paraview Special Editions, reprints of select out-of-print books and international books; and Paraview Pocket Books, traditionally published works for a wide audience. Based in New York City, Paraview targets a global audience, including over 50 million Americans who are interested in health lifestyles, personal development and the transformation of society.
 
 

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