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CHAD LEWIS is a researcher, author, and lecturer on topics of the strange and unusual. His background is in Psychology and did both his Bachelor and Master degree work in the field but for the last 20 years he has traveled the globe in search of unique and bizarre stories and history.
For over two decades Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the strange and unusual. From tracking vampires in Transylvania and searching for the elusive monster of Loch Ness to trailing the dangerous Tata Duende through remote villages of Belize and searching for ghosts in Ireland's haunted castles, Chad has scoured the earth in search of the paranormal.
Chad has been featured on the Discovery Channel's A Haunting, William Shatner's Weird or What, ABC's Scariest Places on Earth, and Monsters and Mysteries in America along with being a frequent contributor on Ripley's Believe it or Not Radio. With a Masters Degree in Psychology, Chad has authored over 17 books on the supernatural, and extensively lectures on his fascinating findings. The more bizarre the legend, the more likely it is that you will find Chad there.
Here are some of the places Chad has ventured to in search of the strange and unusual:
Chupacabras- Puerto Rico, Costa Rica
Tata Duende- Belize, Guatemala
Mothman-Point Pleasant (West Virginia)
Wendigo-Canada, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan
Van Meter Visitor- Van Meter, Iowa
Beast of Bray Road- Elkhorn, WI
Bigfoot- Canada, United States
UFOs- Kecksburg(Pennsylvania), Aurora(Texas),
Area 51(Nevada), Aztec Crash Site (New Mexico),
Roswell(New Mexico), UFO Watch Tower(Colorado)
UFO Landing Site (WI)
Famous Haunted Places- Gettysburg
(Pennsylvania), New Orleans Cemetery(Louisiana)
Villisca Ax Murder House (Iowa)
Haunted Castles & Tunnels(London), Deadwood (South Dakota)
Spook Lights- Hornet Spook Light (Missouri),
Paulding Spook Light(Michigan)
Sea Serpents- Bessie (Lake Erie), Lough Ree
(Ireland), Nessie(Loch Ness, Scotland), Pepie
(Lake Pepin Monster in WI and MN) Flathead Lake
Monster (Montana) Lake Monona, Mendota, Red
Cedar, Devil's Lake, Lake Superior (WI)
Skunk Ape -Florida
Hellhounds- Nicaragua, Belize
Gnomes – Ireland, Scotland, France
Crop Circles - WI, MN, IA
ABOUT The Van Meter Visitor Book A True & Mysterious Encounter with the Unknown...
It was typical small-town America when someone first saw something that didn't belong. The sightings quickly escaladed from unusual lights acting in unexplained fashion to that of huge 8' tall creatures with giant bat-like wings. As the sightings of The Van Meter Visitor continued the creature grew bolder and closer to witnesses revealing more mysteries with a large single horn upon its head, able to emanate blinding light and a strange smell that disoriented witnesses. All the more terrifying were the visits from the dark as the monster remained impervious to bullets.
The identity of this mysterious visitor was never discovered. Over 100 years later, three internationally renowned researchers set out to Van Meter; shining their own light on this amazingly bizarre case. Filled with eyewitness reports, historic photos, and current accounts of the paranormal, this in-depth book looks to discover what really happened in the town of Van Meter.