Tales of Bigfoot, Lake Monsters, and More Across America
On October 20, 1967, Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin encountered a large, man-like creature in Bluff Creek, California. Point Pleasant, WV, was terrorized by a flying monster in 1966. Sandra Mansi saw a "monster" rise out of Lake Champlain in 1977. A strange creature called the "chupacabras" attacked many helpless farm animals in Florida, Arizona and Texas in 1996.
These are just a few examples of sightings of strange monsters, called cryptids, seen in the United States. Reports of these creatures, which range from Bigfoot, to lake monsters, black panthers, thunderbirds, werewolves, and even an occasional live pterosaur, come from every state. This book is a compilation of five years of research on strange, unidentifiable creatures.
Other creatures covered include: The Ohio Grassman - The Bishopville Lizard Man - The Dover Demon - The Beast of Bray Road - Giant Snakes - The Green-Clawed Beast - the Flathead Lake Monster - And More!
*A Note - my views on cryptozoology as a whole have changed drastically since I wrote this book.
Historical Accounts of "Gorillas," "Wild Men," and Other Hairy Monsters in Ohio
Throughout the 19th and early 20th Centuries, encounters with "wild men" were commonly reported in newspapers around Ohio. Many cryptozoology researchers think these reports of wild men, "gorillas," "hairy men," and "anthropoids" could be historical accounts of Bigfoot-like creatures. In this book, author Tyler Houck examines these reports spanning from 1869 to the 1940s. Many are presented here as they originally appeared and are then compared to modern Bigfoot reports and other historical and contemporary reports of strange, man-like cryptids from around the world. Is this all something to do with mythology and folklore, hoaxes on slow news days or misidentifications, or is there something else behind the stories?
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I also have a third book coming out on Ohio cryptids sometime… I need to finish up one thing for it. Most of it was written in 2016, though, so like Cryptid U.S., my views on stuff have changed a lot since then...