Friday, June 17, 2011
I stumbled across an interesting site recently while doing research, called PaleoBabble (more about this site on a later post) and it led me to an other site by Jason Colavito and his tracing the Ancient Astronaut craze back in time to its origins. One of the more interesting weigh stations on that trip was the influence of the writings of H. P. Lovecraft. Yes, HPL had quite an influence among the fringe that ran from from enjoyers of fiction to believers in the reality of the Necronomicon.
He has a book called The Origins of the Space Gods and the Cthulhu Mythos in Fiction and Fact. He also has a 30 page mini-book that is downloadable (and free, wheeeee) for the intrepid traveler to the blogisphere on his site. His well-researched site is a breath of fresh air in a morass of pseudoscience, hoaxes, myths, and just plain ignorance.