The Beast of Friday Lake
The Beast of Friday Lake is the first book in the Websterville County Series that began with a book that has been on the back burner for years. This book was meant to be a spin-off of Henry Malone who would appear in that first novel, but the story came together quicker and I decided to focus on it when I pushed myself to publish one of my ideas. Websterville County is my fictional area that I created for a few of my stories that could take place just about anywhere with ambiguous characters.
The town of Friday Lake has seen a heavy increase in boat and tourist traffic as their recreational lake has become less regulated. The nearby town of Friday Station patrols the lake area and tries to keep things peaceful.
During the height of summer, a series of murders has created chaos as fear runs amok. The murders point toward the possibility of a local mythological creature being the perpetrator. A sheriff's deputy teams up with a local monster seeker to help unravel the mysteries behind the murders to find out whether the creature or a human is behind the gruesome deaths.
The town is split, but many believe the creature is responsible. As the town becomes overrun with curiosity seekers the goal is to find out who or what is responsible before more deaths occur or the town is burned to the ground by visitors trying to flush the creature out on their own. Time is running out as the beast turns its focus on those who are trying to catch it.
Autumn Tales II: Pumpkin Slice Nightmares
Autumn Tales II: Pumpkin Slice Nightmares is an anthology made up of 22 stories from 22 different authors. All proceeds from Amazon sales benefit Collective Liberty and the fight against human trafficking. Brian's short story is titled, The Kalas Papers: My First Rodeo.
Welcome back to the season of fear. WELCOME BACK TO AUTUMN TALES.
Autumn is upon us once more, casting its shadow over a world already fraught with fear. Autumn Tales II bids you enter the abyss, where every rustle of leaves and every whisper of the wind carries the fell promise of terror.
As the nights grow longer, so do the stories that haunt your dreams. The blood moon rises high in the sky, casting an eerie, red glow upon the pages of this harrowing collection. In these tales, the ordinary becomes macabre, the mundane turns sinister, and the familiar transforms into a nightmare. Autumn's embrace tightens its grip, and with it comes a descent into the deepest recesses of your mind.
The stories of Autumn Tales II will keep you awake long after the witching hour has passed. In these pages, you will encounter malevolent spirits, vengeful apparitions, and eldritch horrors beyond imagination. Each tale is a journey into the unknown, where the line between the living and the dead - the very boundaries of reality and the supernatural - dissolve.
Steel yourselves, dear horror lovers, ready your nerves and lock your doors. Autumn Tales II beckons you to confront the darkness that lurks just beyond the veil of our reality. Every page turned is one step deeper into the abyss, where dread and despair await.
Are you prepared to face the horrors that autumn has awakened? Are you ready for the nightmare that awaits within these bloody tales? The answers lie within the pages of this sinister sequel, where the terror is relentless, and the nightmare is real.
Brian's non-fiction home
Handbook for the Amateur UFO Investigator
Unidentified flying objects (UFOs and now UAPs) and related phenomenon have influenced the culture of the world through radio, books, comic books, movies, and television for the last few centuries. Scientists claim that there is absolutely no proof that these craft exist despite the mounting number of sightings and related experiences. What lies behind these stories of UFO sightings, purported crashes, animal mutilations, abductions, crop circles, and other facets related to the UFO mystery?
The Handbook for the Amateur UFO Investigator explores the historical and cultural side of UFOs as it ties into our current beliefs in UFO and related experiences through books, radio, television show, and movies. From there it pulls back the curtain to reveal some of the logical explanations behind an overwhelming majority of UFO sightings. This book provides a balanced view of Unidentified Flying Objects and attempts to arm the reader with a skeptical mind and an eye for detail. A thorough interviewing methodology, basic investigation and research methods, as well as a variety of additional resources will help get you started on your way to becoming a successful UFO researcher and investigator.
Handbook for the Amateur Cryptozoologist (2nd Ed.)
The Handbook for the Amateur Cryptozoologist explores the history and mystery behind some of the most elusive creatures found - and some that are still hidden. The handbook provides a well-balanced look at many concepts necessary to conduct proper client-based investigations. It touches on many of the skills you will need to become a confident seeker of unknown animals.
Cryptozoology has been shadowed under the umbrella of pseudoscience due to a myriad of problems. This book takes a skeptical, yet balanced, stance to help the newcomer or seasoned veteran gain solid footing into using a more scientific approach to the field. It will also arm you with the basic abilities necessary to become a successful researcher and field investigator in the field of cryptozoology.
This book provides in-depth interview techniques as well as several examples of client questionnaires. It also explores the use of technology in the field as well as the methodologies behind investigations and expeditions that go beyond the television style of thrill-seeking. This handbook will be your basic guide to becoming a responsible and rational investigator in a field wrought with hoaxes and misinterpretations.
The First Edition was released on February 5, 2014 and the Second Edition was released on March 22, 2015. The Second Edition contains some minor updates as well as a foreword by Loren Coleman. Coleman is one of the leading cryptozoologists in the world, author, media consultant, and director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.
"Handbook for the Amateur Cryptozoologist" appears in the New and Notable section of the July/August 2014 edition of the Skeptical Inquirer. Skeptical Inquirer? Yes, to have a book based on cryptozoology to be accepted by the leading skeptical organization is a huge honor and proves that my work is truly balanced. It would be far too easy to have others in the cryptid field give their stamp of approval for a book like this, but to appeal to true science and balanced-minded thinking was the goal with this book.
In December of 2014, the book was featured in an article written by cryptozoologist and author Loren Coleman for The Best Cryptozoology Books of 2014 as the "The Best Guidebook for The Cryptozoologist-In-Training of 2014." It's a huge honor to be recognized by a living legend of the field of cryptozoology for my work. The book was also featured by Magonia Book News.
The "E4" Method: Breaking the Mold of Paranormal Investigation
The "E4" Method is a blend of traditional and non-traditional approaches toward client-centered paranormal investigation from Parapsychology, interviewing specialists, as well as the "Ghost Excavation" methodology created by John G Sabol, Jr. and is balanced by advice from professional skeptics. This blend of old and new methodology is intended to provide structure for groups who desire a new direction away from the limited concepts displayed in current ghost investigation culture.
Many ghost groups understand they are using pseudoscientific methods and are hungry for a new direction. Still, many other groups are unaware that there is any other way to investigate these claims than what they have been handed down through paranormal investigation culture. The "E4" Method is the answer to groups who desire to use a blend of approaches using realistic scientific methods in a case study setting as well as utilizing the unknown variables that have been discovered by those studying paranormal phenomenon for over 130 years.
The "E4" Method is designed as a specific series of steps that will help eliminate the subjective experience often associated with "ghost hunting" activities, establish specific controls, enlist the client as a participant who is the reason for the investigation, and engage the environment (not ghosts!) in an attempt to create repeatable and predictable spontaneous paranormal occurrences. This methodology provides a solid structure as compared to random methods used by ghost investigators and has been designed from the advice of skeptics, true scientific methods, as well as the principles behind many tests using Parapsychological methods.
Handbook for the Amateur Paranormal Investigator II: The Art and Science of Paranormal Investigation
The "Art and Science of Paranormal Investigation" picks up where "How to Become a Successful Paranormal Group", the first book in this series, left off. This book is geared toward those who know the basics beyond what is portrayed on television and the internet. This next chapter takes a step forward into the world of client centered paranormal investigations. Learn the art of the interview including basic body language that can help in interviews as well as everyday situations. Learn advanced interview techniques that are simple to use that will help your client remember the most detail and provide you with an accurate picture of your upcoming investigation of the location. Evidence review, and other topics that are rarely mentioned with investigations, are discussed tool by tool. Learn the reality behind the tools and methods used in the field of paranormal investigation that goes against the popular ways of doing things.
"In 'Handbook for the Amateur Paranormal Investigator: Part II - The Art and Science of Paranormal Investigation', Brian Parsons establishes a refreshingly grounded approach to conducting paranormal investigations including many uncommon and valuable tips that can only come from someone with many years of experience in the field. Any paranormal investigator who reads this book will undoubtedly take away a wealth of knowledge that will enhance and complement their investigations and research. I highly recommend Brian's book to both new and seasoned paranormal investigators alike. Excellent!"
-Doug Kelley, PhD, CH, CSL
Founder and Executive Director
The Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science
Betty's Ghost: A Guide to Paranormal Investigation
Betty's Ghost is an "over the shoulder" view of how I approach a paranormal case from initial e-mail through the onsite investigation. The book is a short walkthrough scenario of a fictional paranormal investigation created from actual cases I have investigated in the past. Originally created as a training tool for my investigators to help them understand how to approach various cases, Betty's Ghost will guide you through how I approach each aspect of the investigation process from beginning to end. "Betty's Ghost: A Guide to Paranormal Investigation", is a companion to my first book, "Handbook for the Amateur Paranormal Investigator or Ghost Hunter", and takes a closer look at the investigation aspect of paranormal investigation. This follow up book also provides additional resources to compliment those offered in the first Handbook.
Handbook for the Amateur Paranormal Investigator or Ghost Hunter
Handbook for the Amateur Paranormal Investigator or Ghost Hunter: How to Become a Successful Paranormal Group provides a look at the reality behind amateur paranormal investigation and ghost hunting group operation. Discover how to keep your group healthy and growing and not end up like a majority of groups that fall to the wayside. The book also walks you through the interview and investigation aspects of the paranormal investigation team. It also covers the touchy subject of the scientific method in ghost hunting and paranormal investigation as well as provides invaluable resources and advice for any serious team at any level of knowledge.