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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Encounters with Dogmen, Goatmen, Mothmen, and Sasquatch, and more on a New Book

"A Dogman Encounter in Colorado
"In December of 1993, a woman and her son were driving through the mountains of Colorado when they saw a 'tall, dark, hairy creature with large pointed ears and large glowing eyes.' The creature had long arms that hung below its knees (which is common in Bigfoot descriptions), but ran away on four legs."
"Wolf-Woman of Alabama
"In the early spring of 1971, residents of Mobile, Alabama, reported seeing a 'wolf-woman.' 'The top half was a woman, the bottom half was a wolf,' one witness said. Another said 'It didn't seem natural.' What Werewolf seems natural?" 
Here's some about the Goatman of Maryland:

"On November 3, 1971, April Edwards and a few of her friends heard strange sounds coming from outside of April's home. When they looked out, they saw the silhouette of some creature walking in a field. Soon after, April's puppy, Ginger, disappeared. On November 30th, the puppy's mutilated remains were found near some railroad tracks. A news article in the Washington Post originally covered the story, and it stated that one of April's relatives, Kathy Edwards, and several other girls had seen the goatman sitting on top of a pickup truck."

William Roe's Sasquatch sighting:

"One last early Sasquatch encounter occurred in 1955. William Roe was in the Mica Mountains of British Columbia. He was hunting in the mountains, and saw what he thought was a grizzly bear at first. He could only see the head of the creature, but soon it stepped out into the open, and he could tell it was no bear!
"Roe's description of the creature he saw follows:
"'My first impression was of a huge man, about six feet tall, almost three feet wide, and probably weighing somewhere near three hundred pounds. It was covered from head to foot with dark brown silver-tipped hair. But as it came closer I saw by its breasts that it was female.'
"Roe's description was really the first good description of a Sasquatch."

On Mothman:

"On November 1st, a National Guardsman had seen a strange creature sitting in a tree. On the 12th, three days before the Scarberry-Mallette sighting, five men digging a grave near Clendenin, West Virginia, looked up and saw something that looked like a brown man flying over them. It was in sight for about a minute."

The accounts above are excerpted from my book United States of Monsters: More Tales of America's Most Terrifying Creatures, which I am currently writing. Like Cryptid U.S., it is about cryptid sightings in the U.S.A., but covers much more than the first book did. I have seven out of twenty-one chapters finished as of right now, so maybe, now that I have figured out everything on the publishing site, you might see another book by me out later this year. It'll be a while, though, because I'm still not close to finishing.

Be on the lookout for more on the new book.

You can buy Cryptid U.S.: Tales of Bigfoot, Lake Monsters, and More From Across America on Amazon.