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The Brimstone Deceit: An In-Depth Examination of Supernatural Scents, Otherworldly Odors, and Monstrous Miasmas

The Brimstone Deceit: An In-Depth Examination of Supernatural Scents, Otherworldly Odors, and Monstrous Miasmas

by Joshua Cutchin


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Some witnesses who claim to see spirits, UFOs, Sasquatch, and other phenomena report smelling specific odors, in particular the stench of brimstone. A deception?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938398643
Publisher: Anomalist Books
Publication date: 09/26/2016
Pages: 454
Sales rank: 1,001,330
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

JOSHUA CUTCHIN is a native of North Carolina with a long interest in Forteana. He holds a Masters in Music Literature and a Masters in Journalism from the University of Georgia, and currently resides in Georgia. His first book was A Trojan Feast: The Food and Drink Offerings of Aliens, Faeries, and Sasquatch, published by Anomalist Books. Cutchin is also a published composer and maintains an active performing schedule as a jazz and rock tuba player, having appeared on eight albums and live concert DVDs. He can be regularly heard on the weekly Where Did the Road Go? podcast, and maintains an online presence at

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1 - Why Smells?
Chapter 2 - An Olfactory Primer
Chapter 3 - Sulfur
Part II: Spirit Smells
Chapter 4 - A History
Chapter 5 - Pleasant Fragrances
Chapter 6 - Smoke
Chapter 7 - Decay And Sulfur
Chapter 8 - Miscellany
Chapter 9 - Loose Ends And Theories
Part III: UFO Smells
Chapter 10 - A History
Chapter 11 - Miscellany
Chapter 12 - Sulfur
Chapter 13 - Ozone
Chapter 14 - Chemicals
Chapter 15 - Burning Odors
Chapter 16 - Misidentification and Speculation
Part IV: Sasquatch Smells
Chapter 17 - A History
Chapter 18 - Animal Odors and Scent Glands
Chapter 19 - Garbage, Decay, B.O., and Burning
Chapter 20 - Sulfur, Strangeness, and Screen Memories
Part V: Other Anomalous Smells
Chapter 21 - Various Entity and Monster Odors
Part VI: Speculation
Chapter 22 - Observations
Chapter 23 - Altered States
Epilogue: An Alchemical Answer

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