Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 28th, 2010
Monsters of New Jersey by Loren Coleman and Bruce G. Hallenbeck officially out on September 1, 2010, is widely available now. The book is published by Stackpole Books, and will be available everywhere for that intriguing little gift to yourself, for an enjoyable read.
Be sure to buy two to put under the tree near the front door of those special people you love at Halloween! Also, don’t forget to buy extras to take to bride and baby showers, for birthdays, and during school breaks. Everyone always mentions the holidays, but you can figure those times out yourself, so just wanted to mention examples of other times when the book could come in handy.
Stackpole is now describing the book, thusly:
Bizarre beasts stalk New Jersey, from down the shore to the creepy Pine Barrens and even in many of the bustling cities. This book presents stories of the best known of the Garden State’s cryptid population, including Big Red Eye, the state’s resident Bigfoot, found in the Great Swamp of Somerset County; Monkey-Man of Hoboken, an urban Sasquatch; the Lizardman of Great Meadows; and, the state’s most infamous creature, the Jersey Devil.
The items in “Table of Contents” are:
Introduction: No Neat Little Pigeonholes
The Jersey Devil
More Winged Wonders and the Wooo-Wooo
Big Red Eye and Garden State Giants
Hoboken Monkey-Man and Urban Unknowns
Cape May Sea Serpent and Marine Monsters
Lake Hopatcong Horror and Other Freshwater Weirdies
Lizardmen of Great Meadows and Various Vicious Reptilians
The Ultimate New Jersey Monster
About The Authors
A Note on Style
The dedication to the book is for Jerry Dale Coleman, William Coleman, Susan Hoey, & Martha Hallenbeck. The first three are my siblings, and the last is Bruce’s late grandmother.
Monsters of New Jersey: Mysterious Creatures in the Garden State can be ordered online or at your favorite bricks and mortar bookstores.
In the meantime, I’m still looking for the following figurine for the museum, if anyone knows where I can get one…
Copies of Monsters of New Jersey: Mysterious Creatures in the Garden State, which I will personally autograph for you, if you wish.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.