What I am looking for is true, up-close-and personal encounters with ghosts or monsters. I am not just seeking encounters with good old Bigfoot, cat creatures, or lake monsters, but with the vast menacing menagerie of the creatures from the darkside. Local monsters are welcome. If the experiencers knows, of a troll under a local bridge, that is as important to this book as the Loch Ness Monster. If the experiencers have photos, that would be wonderful.
Basically, the requirements are the same for the ghost book. Personal encounters with spirits of the dead, poltergeists, phantoms, animal spirits, spirit mimics, nature spirits, and so forth. Good photographs would also be very welcome.
I am earnestly seeking encounters with REAL vampires--not the movie vampires, the Buffy-types, the attractive, sensual, seductive bloodsuckers--but real human vampires, those who follow organized cults or groups or those who create their own rationale for blood sucking. I also want to hear from those who may believe that they are real vampires.
I also would like to receive encounters with the true, original vampires--the hideous wraiths who inhabit the shadows and steal the life energy, perhaps the very soul, of their victims. The fantasy vampires of literature and cinema are virile gods and gorgeous goddesses who promise their victims immortality. Real vampires make no such promises.
There is no pay for any of these encounters, but fame and glory may well result, plus a copy of the book. If the experiencers are members of a research group, they are free to plug their work and provide contact information.
Individual experiencers are also free to list their contact information. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org