Sunday, December 15, 2013

More After Death Writings of Mark Twain

My newest post at Mysterious Universe.

Monday, December 09, 2013

The After-Death Writings of Mark Twain

Even death couldn't keep Mark Twain from writing. Read about it in my post at Mysterious Universe.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

The Growling Thing

Be careful of what you snuggle with, at Mysterious Universe

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ghost Cats

Are there cat ghosts? You be the judge. Check out my newest paranormal post at Mysterious Universe.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

A Visit to the Ax Murder House

Take a trip to a haunted Iowa landmark with a class of college journalists as we explore the Villisca Ax Murder House at Mysterious Universe.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Terror of the Fox

An entity that appeared as a goat, then a fox, terrified Bart Connor as a child. What did he see? My newest post at Mysterious Universe.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Want An Autographed Copy of Jason's New Book?

Jason Offutt’s newest book, “Across a Corn-Swept Land: An epic beer run through the Upper Midwest” – called “a great read” on – is available NOW. For an autographed copy, send a check or money order for $17.50 (hey, I’m giving half off on postage) to:

Jason Offutt
P.O. Box 501
Maryville, MO  64468


You can get it through Paypal using the email address:

And you know what? The book really is a great read. But you knew I was going to say that.


Monday, July 15, 2013

My New Book

My newest book, "Across a Corn-Swept Land: An epic beer run through the Upper Midwest," is now available.

OK, so it's not a book on the paranormal, it's a humorous travelogue about my trip from Missouri to Canada on a rural highway to find some really good beer. I do explore a 1960s UFO encounter near Long Prairie, Minnesota, in Chapter 8, so it's kinda paranormal. It's also lots of fun.

Copies are available from my publisher, North Star Press, or Amazon. If you want an autographed copy, contact me at


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Monday, July 01, 2013

Something Ghostly in Wells Hall

Are all college buildings haunted? May be. This one sure is. Read about it at Mysterious Universe

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Three New Paranormal Posts

Sorry, loyal Shadows readers, I'm a bit behind on my posting. Here are three of my newest paranormal stories at Mysterious Universe.

1. Strange Cases of Missing Time:

2. The Missouri Spook Light:

3. Revisiting the Highgate Vampire:


Monday, April 29, 2013

My Very Own Hyper Dimensional Resonator

Ever wanted to own a time machine? Well, I have one, and it came in bubble wrap. At Mysterious Universe.

Friday, April 19, 2013

New Paranormal Posts

Wow. How easy it is to fall behind. No excuses here, just an apology for not posting in a while. Here are my three latest paranormal offerings at Mysterious Universe:

1) We've all heard of Black-Eyed Kids, those creepy, surprisingly lucid children who demand to be let into a person's home. In a semi-hypnotic haze, the homeowner almost lets them in ... almost. These stories are strikingly similar, but occasionally one will emerged that is much more terrifying: "When Paranormal Entities Change Their Own Rules."

2) Gnomes, trolls, goblins; these are all make-believe entities from our superstitious past, right? Not according to people who've seen these diminutive beasties: "Encounters With Gnomes - Part 1."

3) Part two of this short series takes us to Porterville, California, where two different families were terrorized by the same cackling, evil little man: "Encounters With Gnomes - Part 2."


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Is This America’s New Angel of Death?

People have seen low-flying, black triangular aircraft for years. Are these America's newest stealth toys? See a true account at Mysterious Universe

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Something Deadly In Their Nightmares

Have you ever woken from a bad dream to find the dream had woken with you? Check it out at Mysterious Universe.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Haunted by an Amorphous Blob

One night young Dalton wakes to find a man in Victorian garb standing in his room, but that's nothing compared to the white, featureless entity that has appeared to him more than once. Read more at Mysterious Universe.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Love After Death

My newest paranormal offering. The story of a woman who's fiancé didn't want to let her go at Mysterious Universe.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

UFOs and Deer Men in Oklahoma

New post on something terrifying in Oklahoma at Mysterious Universe.

Black Triangular Craft and Highways

My newest paranormal article. This week, black triangular UFOs at Mysterious Universe

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

More Black-Eyed Kid Mayhem at MU

"Terror Lurks in Pennsylvania," my newest offering at Mysterious Universe.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Her Dreams Turn to Darkness

Go to Mysterious Universe for my newest post on dreams, and shadow people.

Monday, January 14, 2013

TwinStar Media Announces Jason Offutt's Debut Novel, "The Dead Earth"

PRESS RELEASE: TwinStar Media signs zombie novel “The Dead Earth”

TwinStar is excited to announce the signing of a new novel: “The Dead Earth” by Jason Offutt!
A brief synopsis of the story:

All signs pointed toward Omaha, Nebraska, as the safe zone. In Omaha, survivors could escape the Crazies and the Piper. They just had to get there in one piece.
The Piper: the nickname of a new, popular, over-the-counter antidepressant made from Ophiocordyceps unilatteralis, a fungus found deep in the Southeast Asian rainforest. The fungus soon begins to infect the millions of people who took the drug, literally changing who you are on the inside.  For the survivors of the new worldwide pandemic, your personality and moral fiber (or lack thereof) will lump you into one of three categories: the Goodies, the Baddies, or the Crazies.
Individuals and groups of Goodies crawl across the American Heartland toward Nebraska.
Past the burning cities.
Past the hanging fields.
Past each other.
They are all hoping to find this safe haven, none expecting what really awaits them.
Oh, and there’s a guy who talks only in dialogue from Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. Nobody said the end of the world had to betotally depressing.

About the Author: Jason Offutt’s published non-fiction paranormal and humor books include “Paranormal Missouri,” “What Lurks Beyond,” “Darkness Walks: Shadow People Among us,” “Haunted Missouri,” “On Being Dad,” and the upcoming “Through a Corn-Swept Land.”  He lives with his family in Northwest Missouri where he teaches college journalism and keeps humanity safe from the forces of evil.  Visit Jason online and learn more about his work at
TwinStar is thrilled to welcome Jason and “The Dead Earth” into the TwinStar family.
TwinStar Media is a new media entertainment company with designs to bring you the best and most unique blend of products you love – music, novels, cookbooks, calendars, novellas, fiction, and non-fiction! Our products are primarily focused on horror (especially zombies) and science-fiction.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

New Posts at Mysterious Universe

Two new posts at Mysterious Universe:

1) Encounters With BlackEyed Kids.
2) Attack of the Incubus.

Keep coming back to From the Shadows for the upcoming story, "Her Dreams Turn To Darkness."