Apokryphunk is a blog featuring a mix of fantasy and fact—where I can find it— along with a healthy dose of farce. It’s sole purpose is to examine paranormal claims and mysteries of the so-called unknown with a satiricle bent where applicable or unavoidable. Apokryphunk.com serves as a creative outlet for the author resulting in, some might agree, comical writing that clearly illustrates rational observation of the given subject matter: UFOs, ghosts, Bigfoot, Mothman, strange encounters in general or generally strange encounters.
Apokryphunk is a word invented by the owner and creator of this web site, and is a combination of the Greek word “apokryphos” which means “obscure,” and the word “phunk” which comes from “funk” not “punk” and generally means “baloney, nonsense, garbage, bullpucky, etc.” So there you go.
To dig deeper, more specifically Apokryphunk is derived from the word “Apocryphal” which means “of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true.” Thus, Apokryphunk refers to that bunk some people claim to know but can’t and spew it out all over the world anyway.
The ever present yet dwindling goal of Apokryphunk is to find hard evidence for the unexplained amid all of the bunky baloney that comes along like blobsquatches, shakey cameras, fake documents, hoaxes and cons.
The original form of this website, Strange Encounters, was developed as a forum where people could share their strange experiences and encounters with the unknown. The forum no longer exists because no one ever stopped by, so Apokryphunk was born, a blog where the varied mysteries of the unexplained and other hoohah can be chewed up and spit out by the relentless jaws of my flawless logic.
If you are easily offended that’s not my problem, visit another site and read about teddy bears and angels. But, if you are as interested as I in exploring the paranormal landscape for the sake of a little fun, follow me on my quest for complete paranormal pandemonium!
This is where the fun begins… Who is the author of this groundbreaking website? I am Ghost Writer! As a former black ops agent I cannot use my real name so I chose that boring pseudonym. Having been forced into early retirement by a rogue government agency and with substantial compensation to generally “keep my mouth shut,” I must work on the fringe. And I work alone save for one individual who remains on the “inside” and provides me with some intel from time to time. Sound original? Of course not!
I dedicate my time to sniffing out the truth behind paranormal claims and sometimes that leads me into some interesting situations. Follow my progress here at Apokryphunk.com. Things may get interesting but at the very least I guarantee things will be strange on this entertaining trip through the bizarre landscape of the paranormal and unexplained.
Revised 21 August, 2018, 1808 EST.
— Ghost Writer
Somewhere on the fringe…