- Paperback: 188 pages
- Publisher: Paraview Press; 1st Printing edition (May 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1931044260
- ISBN-13: 978-1931044264
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In the Big Thicket : On the Trail of the Wild Man : Exploring Nature's Mysterious Dimension Paperback – May 1, 2001
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"...takes the reader on a wild tour through one of America's weirdest wonderlands... A shamanistic journey." -- Loren Coleman, author Mysterious America: The Revised Edition
About the Author
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.
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his investigative prowess, and his ability to place the reader in the middle of the action.
Scared the #@! out of me the first time. But since then I have just gone out there to be a part of one of the beautiful places in Texas.
To wit...it ain't necessarily so. Check out such books as Michael Talbot's "The Holographic Universe", Dean Radin's "The Conscious Universe", and Claude Swanson's fascinating "The Synchronized Universe" and start to learn about why weird stuff may not be as weird as you think, and why the current materialist paradigms may well be on the way out, while new scientific ramifications are slowly beginning to assert themselves ("Funeral by funeral" as Swanson puts it...as the Old Guard scientists die off and their prevailing power base erodes..and the "young turks" with newer, more dynamic ideas...which have been held back by the Old Guard... move up to replace them...with quantum physics leading the charge).
The new physics is speculating on time shifts, parallel dimensions, concurrent lines of "time" and "history" (which might "bleed over" into each other from time to time), intermittent localized and earthbound dimensional "wormholes", sentient (intelligent) energy plasmas, and a whole host of other things that walk hand in hand with things Riggs is recounting here.
Is everything he says "dead on the money"? Probably not. Are his conclusions about everything he comments on correct? Unlikely. But he is indeed on the right track with a lot of it, and most of the things recounted here are NOt tall-tale "bull-droppings". There are some who will snort in disbelief at this assertion, but there are others who will nod their heads in agreement. This last group? They know...they know.
"Scientific" validity aside, Riggs' book is utterly fascinating. It is well written and straight-forward. And he doesn't ladle on any extra "Weekly World News" style hyper-B.S. (No, Bat Boy doesn't live in the Big Thicket) because he REALLY DOESN'T HAVE TO! The place is weird enough AS IS. Reminds one quite a bit of Christopher O'Brien's books ("The Mysterious Valley" and "Into the Valley") about the puzzling San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico.
This is a good read and a somewhat compulsive read. It sinks its hooks into you and sucks you in (as does Jerry D. Coleman's new "Strange Highways"). Good stuff for a summer read. No hot sex, but good entertainment and good "food for thought".
Try it. You might like it.