By Linda S. Godfrey

ISBN-10: 0399165541

ISBN-13: 9780399165542

From pre-Columbian legends to modern day eyewitness bills, this entire advisor covers the heritage, sightings and lore surrounding the main mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey satan, and more.

Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t simply figments of our overactive imaginations—according to millions of eyewitnesses, they exist, in each nook of the USA. all through America’s background, stunned onlookers have noticeable incredible creatures of each stripe—from sea serpents to apelike beings, tremendous bats to monkeymen—in each region.

Author, investigator, and creature professional Linda S. Godfrey brings an analogous fearless reporting she lent to Real Wolfmen to this crucial consultant, utilizing old list, present-day information stories, and eyewitness interviews to envision this hidden menagerie of America’s homegrown beasts.

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L. Miller, and L. P. Madin, “Form and Feeding Mechanism of a Living Planctosphaera pelagica (Phylum Hemichordata),” Marine Biology 120 (1994): 521–533. Adam-Ayu Abyssal Rainbow Gar One of BEEBE’S ABYSSAL FISHES of the North Atlantic Ocean. Physical description: Length, 4 inches. Scarlet head. Long beak. Blue body. Yellow tail. 4 ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN WILDMAN of Central Asia. ” Distribution: Tian Shan Mountains, northern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. Source: Odette Tchernine, The Yeti (London: Neville Spearman, 1970), p.

Jack Rabbit is an independent researcher in Virginia. His interests are zoology, wildlife painting, writing short fiction, and playing the fretted dulcimer. NATIVE AND WESTERN EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY IN CRYPTOZOOLOGY xliii Defining the Field The word cryptozoology (in French, “la cryptozoologie”) was coined by Bernard Heuvelmans in the late 1950s. ” More accurately, cryptozoology is the study of the evidence for animals that are undescribed by science. The word first appeared in print in 1959 when Chief Game Inspector of the French Overseas Territories Lucien Blancou dedicated his book Géographie cynégétique du monde to Heuvelmans: “Bernard Heuvelmans, maître de la cryptozoologie” (Bernard Heuvelmans, master of cryptozoology).

Sagan, Carl. The Dragons of Eden. New York: Random House, 1977. ———. The Demon-Haunted World. New York: Random House, 1995. Spawls, Stephen. Sun, Sand, and Snakes. London: Collins, 1979. Williams, K. , Elizabeth F. Loftus, and Kenneth Deffenbacher. ” In Handbook of Psychology and Law, edited by Dorothy Kagehiro and William S. Laufer. New York: SpringerVerlag, 1992. Reprinted with permission from Cryptozoology Review 4, no. 1 (Summer 2000): 11–18. Jack Rabbit is an independent researcher in Virginia.

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