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From the Artist

June 1998
Paranormals Icon Collection by Gedeon Maheux & Kyle Mizokami

When he was growing up, the foreman loved to watch a show called "In Search Of...". The show was hosted by Leonard Nimoy and was a quasi-documentary style show that examined various bizarre creatures, myths, legends & places each week. All the familiar topics like Bigfoot, the Bermuda Triangle, UFO's, Atlantis & the Loch Ness Monster were tackled, and boy did I love it. I also lived for those Saturday afternoon spooky documentary films hosted by the likes of Rod Serling and Orson Wells. I remember one about Bigfoot that gave me nightmares for a week!

When Kyle Mizokami wrote and suggested a set of icons based around myths and legends like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, I jumped at the chance. With his help, I've put together a small set of some of the best known "Paranormals", as well as lesser known, but no less spooky characters like the Kentucky Goblin, the Flatwood Monster and Mothman. Throw these together along with some flying saucers, mysterious places like Easter Island and the Face on Mars and you've got yourself some icons baby!

The enclosed folder contains 20 icons based on popular paranormal characters, events and places for use on your computer desktop. These icons are for anyone who considers themselves to be "Armchair Investigators" of the unexplained. The set is broken down into several categories: UFO's, Aliens, Mysterious Creatures, Monsters, Crop Circles & Mysterious Places. We've also provided you with this handy reference guide so you can read the background on your favorite Paranormal icon as well as find additional info on the web. Enjoy!

Thanks: Having a fairly large collection of paranormal files on my trusty PowerBook, I often rued the fact that there were few, if any paranormal icons I could assign to key files and folders. One day, I decided enough was enough and I had to do something about it. Being an icon afficionado, I knew who to contact: Gedeon Maheux and the Iconfactory. The rest, along with Ged's kindness, encouragement, generosity and (especially!) artistic skill, is icon history. Ged could have done this without me, but there would be no icons without him. Special thanks to Henry Franzoni, my Bigfoot mentor, and Scott McNabb of the BFRO, both of whom tolerate "Hey, what if..." ranting emails from me at 1 am in the morning on everything from Bigfoot to Babylon 5. (Peter was the One Who Was, Henry is The One Who Is, who is The One Who Will Be? Ha!) Thanks also go out to the authors of various books on the unexplained I was raised on when I was a kid, and which still hold my fascination to this day. Not all giants live in the forest.

Kyle Mizokami

Legality These icons and the images represented by these icons are Copyright ©1998 The Iconfactory. The icons contained in this set are intended for personal desktop use ONLY. They may not be disassembled, reverse-engineered or otherwise modified, in part or in whole except for personal desktop use. This includes conversion into other graphic formats such as JPEG, PNG, etc.. These icons MAY NOT BE REDISTRIBUTED, SOLD OR EXCHANGED FOR ANY GOODS OR SERVICES WHATSOEVER. In addition, the read-me file must accompany the set at all times. By downloading this file you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of use.

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