About Derek Gunn
Derek Alexander Gunn is an independent researcher, Fortean theorist, palindromist, and artist. He grew up in Marshfield, MA where he graduated high school in 1985. His love of oddities, curiosities and the paranormal began in his childhood with shows like “In Search Of”, “That’s Incredible!” and “Ripley’s Believe It Not!”. In 1992, he began researching an anomalous inscription in Westford, MA called “The Westford Knight” that is alleged to be the memorial to a fallen 14th century knight. In 1993, he began researching Massachusetts’ UFO reports and other anomalous phenomena from the Bay State. In 1995, he discovered a 5 ft. tall standing stone in an area called “Devil’s Hollow” in Marshfield, MA. He has since been active in raising awareness of the importance of this site and other archaeological oddities from Massachusetts. He is currently working on his first book Amazing Massachusetts which will be the culmination of all this research. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Gunn has spoken at many schools, libraries and museums and before several civic groups such as NEARA, the Massachusetts Archaeological Society, and the Prince Henry Sinclair 600th Celebration. His art has been exhibited in many places around the South Shore and in Boston and Cambridge. He has done design work for the Brant Rock Family Festival, the Historic Gov. Winslow House, and the Fessenden Centennial Celebration. In 1990, he designed the cover of Faith Jean’s A Brant Rock Scrapbook that was included in the Marshfield's 350th time capsule. Mr. Gunn is also an avocational musician and has played in several groups including "Something", "Zetherhead's Experiment", "Appetizer", "Yankee Echo" and most recently “The Infractions”. He was recently in a full-feature movie called "The Bridgewater Triangle". Some of his other interests include writing palindromes, the ancient Greek god Hermes, trickster consciousness, simulacra, Surrealism, Native American studies, early radio pioneers, electronic music, and the Jungian concept of synchronicity.