Walter Bosley was born in San Diego but was quickly transported to Mothman country when his dad packed up the family to return to his hometown of Parkersburg, West Virginia, where Walter spent the first few years of his life before returning to Southern California. Strange tales of the mysterious Indrid Cold were part of the lore of Walter’s childhood, along with horror movies at the drive-in and UFOs. Aside from a second brief try at West Virginia, Walter grew up in the Inland Empire about which he would write many years later. Walter returned to San Diego for college and then briefly worked as a production assistant in the film industry until his mentor got a hold of him and aimed Walter at the FBI.
Walter became a counterintelligence specialist for the Bureau, working in the San Francisco Division, studying Russian while assigned to Baltimore, and then monitoring wiretaps on GRU agents working in Manhattan during the last years of the Cold War. In 1993, Walter reported to USAF officer training school and served his entire active duty time as a Special Agent of the AFOSI, his longest assignment at Wright-Patterson as a counterespionage agent, during which time he also served on deployment to Saudi Arabia. Military service was followed by six years as an operational consultant on counter-terrorism, an occupation that took him to the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, Eastern & Western Europe, South America and the Philippines. World travel gave Walter the opportunity to see ancient sites and encounter much interesting exotica, and it also had its share of close calls. During those years, Walter took the opportunity to travel with David Hatcher Childress and the WEX Club to the Mayan sites of central Mexico and the Inca sites of Peru and Bolivia. Two of Walter’s articles have been published in WEX Magazine.
After nineteen years in national security, Walter Bosley became a licensed private investigator in California where he also runs his small press publishing company, Lost Continent Library, founded in 2002. Walter is best known for his investigation of seven mysterious deaths in 1915 San Bernardino which he proposes were motivated by dark occult philosophy and black magic. Walter has also written about the esoteric engineering of Disneyland, the mystery of western legend Etta Place, the Zodiac Killer, the lost sword of Joan of Arc, the mystery of Spanish explorer Juan Cabrillo, the lost expedition of Sir Richard Francis Burton, and breakaway civilizations. Presently, Walter is working on a new book about another historical figure of mystery, as well as another breakaway civilization book. Walter’s article on his father’s account of a late 1950s UFO recovery and its association to Roswell was published by FATE Magazine and selected for their ‘Best of Roswell’ hardcover volume.
Walter Bosley spends his time writing pulp fiction and non-fiction, as well as investigating strange mysteries, in between PI assignments. One of his pulp novels has been produced as an indie film in Canada and Walter is developing more media projects.