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Thieves in the Night
A Brief History of Supernatural Child Abductions

by Joshua Cutchin

Trade Paperback, 470 Pages

$22.95, ISBN: 9781938398957

Genre(s): Fortean

Folklore has always warned of hidden dangers lurking in the shadows, otherworldly beings who seek to steal that which parents hold most dear. In the first book dedicated solely to the subject, Joshua Cutchin traces this primal concern from antiquity to the modern era—beginning with worldwide tales of faeries, changelings, spirits, demons, and monsters, before examining more contemporary phenomena such as Sasquatch kidnappings, alien abductions, and mysterious disappearances in national parks. Folklore, medicine, science, and spirituality come together for a uniquely scholarly perspective on the thieves in the night.

About the Author:

JOSHUA CUTCHIN is an author of speculative nonfiction and a professional tuba player based out of Roswell, Georgia. An alumnus of the Universities of Wisconsin and Georgia, Cutchin is author of two other books: A Trojan Feast: The Food and Drink Offerings of Aliens, Faeries, and Sasquatch and The Brimstone Deceit: An In- Depth Examination of Supernatural Scents, Otherworldly Odors, and Monstrous Miasmas, both published by Anomalist Books. His writing is also featured in 2017’s UFOs: Reframing the Debate and 2018’s Wood Knocks, Vol. 3: A Journal of Sasquatch Research. Cutchin can be heard on the weekly podcast Where Did the Road Go? and maintains an online presence at JoshuaCutchin.com.


Listen to Cutchin's extensive interview on Where Did the Road Go?

Part 1 and Part 2.


Author’s Note

1. “THIEVES IN THE NIGHT”
An Introduction

2. “TOO BAD FOR HEAVEN & TOO GOOD FOR HELL”
A Primer on the Fae Folk and Faerie Abduction

3. “CHIEF VICTIMS OF THE FAIRY STROKE”
Risks, Methods of Abduction, & Destinations

4.“NOT YOUR CHILD, NOR IS HE A CHILD”
Changelings

5. “FRESH BLOOD AND HUMAN VIGOR”
Motivations Behind Faerie Abduction

6. “MASTERY BEYOND THE LIGHT OF THE CAMPFIRE”
Preventing and Thwarting Child Faerie Abduction

7. “THE ACORN BEFORE THE OAK”
Changeling Confirmation & Resolution

8. “MARVELOUS OR DIRE”
Restoration or Resignation

9. “HORRIFYING TO TRAGIC”
Medical & Psychological Perspectives on Changelings

10. “NOTHING MORE FAMILIAR”
Paranormal Child Abduction Worldwide

11. “GOING BUT NEVER GONE—COMING BUT NEVER HERE”
Modern Modalities of Paranormal Child Abduction: An Introduction

12. “A ‘TAGGED ANIMAL’”
Child Alien Abduction

13. “CHILDREN OF THE NORTHERN PEOPLES”
Risks, Methods of Abduction, & Destinations

14. “IT’S TIME TO TAKE IT”
Missing Fetuses

15. “WE NEED BABIES”
Motivation & the Hybridization Theory

16. “YOU ARE NOT WANTED HERE!”
Preventing, Thwarting, Confirming, & Resolving Child Alien Abduction

17. “JUST OUT-OF-FRAME”
UFOlogy, Hybrids, Faeries, & Changelings: An Intersection

18. “COME OUT TOWARDS THE WOODS”
Child Sasquatch Abduction

19. “AS A BABY IN MY CRIB”
The Crib Creepers

20. “STORM CHILD”
Missing 411

21. “WE NEED SHAMANS”
Seeking Answers

Acknowledgements
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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What they're saying:

“Joshua Cutchin‘s Thieves in the Night deserves a place on your bookshelf next to Keith Thompson’s Angels and Aliens and Jacques Vallee’s Passport to Magonia—a truly fascinating and darkly disturbing investigation into the predatory nature of fairies, aliens, and all the shadowy beings that live among us, lurking just outside our view.” — Richard Hatem, screenwriter of The Mothman Prophecies

“Joshua Cutchin has written a new masterwork. Fairy lore might seem quaint and outdated, but these fables are vital and alive. This is a magical book, and after reading it, you will walk anew in an enchanted world.” — Mike Clelland, author of The Messengers: Owls, Synchronicity and the UFO Abductee

"Thieves in the Night represents the most detailed attempt to date to collate both folklore and contemporary testimony in order to understand the phenomenon of supernatural child abduction, which has been reported as a reality for centuries. Cutchin’s assessment that there is strong evidence to link the historic stories of abductions of children by faeries and modern alien abductions is convincing, primarily due to the quality of the author’s research and ability to marshall the diverse data into interpretations that are free from any ideological agenda... Cutchin’s wide-ranging evaluation is a real gift for future researchers into this complex subject." — Neil Rushton, Deadbutdreaming.com


 

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