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Sunday, August 17, 2014

American Monsters

Linda S. Godfrey's next book, American Monsters: A History of Monster lore, Legends, and Sightings in America is coming out later this month. Linda's last book, Real Wolfmen, came out in 2012. She is also the author of The Beast of Bray Road, The Michigan Dogman, Hunting the American Werewolf, Monsters of Wisconsin, Weird Wisconsin, Weird Michigan, Strange Wisconsin, Lake & Sea Monsters, and other books.

Here's the description from Amazon:

"From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more.

Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t just figments of our overactive imaginations—according to thousands of eyewitnesses, they exist, in every corner of the United States. Throughout America’s history, shocked onlookers have seen unbelievable creatures of every stripe—from sea serpents to apelike beings, giant bats to monkeymen—in every region.

Author, investigator, and creature expert Linda S. Godfrey brings the same fearless reporting she lent to Real Wolfmen to this essential guide, using historical record, present-day news reports, and eyewitness interviews to examine this hidden menagerie of America’s homegrown beasts."

I had the chance to meet Linda earlier this year at a SOSBI event called "The Unexplained" in Cambridge, OH, and have four of her books. They are some of the best cryptozoology books out there. 

American Monsters comes out August 28, 2014.

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