About Us

Ruby Lang and Michael Williams are the people behind Strange Nation (pictured above with their even stranger compadres Darren ‘Daz’ Croese, Dr Hannah Jenkins and Robb Tilley). They met over a tilting table during a psi experiment in Sydney in 2001. Since that time the pair have co-authored several articles together on psi, yowies and big cats, and have written a book together on mystery felids in Australia; Australian Big Cats: An Unnatural History of Panthers.
Michael has more than 20 years experience investigating unusual phenomena and has filmed anomalous lights in Australia's inhospitable Tanami desert, snapped weird lights using infrared film at Sydney's Quarantine Station, chased ghosts in some of Australia's most haunted locations (Port Arthur and Monte Cristo to name a couple) and most recently staked out vast tracts of farmland and bush in search of big cats (while keeping an eye out for the occasional yowie!). He thinks he may have even seen a big cat once, but he's not entirely convinced.
He is a member of the UK-based Centre for Fortean Zoology.
Ruby has been involved for more than 10 years in actively pursuing mysteries of all kinds. A professional journalist employed by a metropolitan newspaper, she has used her pen as a means of exploring many of the weirder aspects of Australian Forteana. She has investigated many haunted locations, as well as hunted for evidence of big cat activity in NSW and Victoria. Seven years ago she started this website as a means to further explore her interests. She also created Ghostwatch, a meeting point for those interested in the serious side of psychical research in Australia. She casts a shrewd and sceptical journalist's eye over all phenomena, but loves to be proven wrong.
In 2001 Michael joined Ruby and author Paul Cropper in staging the highly successful Myths & Monsters conference, which brought together all of the leading lights of Australian cryptozoology for the first time.