The James Hydrick Story
You may have noticed this piece is now gone. But relax, because in its place, James Hydrick himself is speaking about those events, for the first time in over three decades, right here on this blog. So check out part I of James Hydrick Speaks.
You can still read the old article, in full, as part of my book Smoke & Mirrors and Steven Seagal: The Burning Pants of Popular Culture.
As well as the Hydrick chapter, there’s a lot of similarly themed material, covering both fantastical martial artists (Count Dante, the World’s Deadliest Man; movie star super spies; Chi fighters), and publicly exposed psychics (Derek Acorah). There’s also a detailed look at the confusing, subjective truths of pro wrestling, with the method-acted madness of Brian Pillman and Hulk Hogan’s delusions. Plus, an investigation into the Bill Murray urban legends, and a ton more.