June 3, 2014

American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America

A new book by Linda Godfrey, American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America, available now for pre order from Amazon.com.


Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Tarcher (August 28, 2014)

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.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

Filed under Avian Mysteries, Bigfoot, Bigfoot Report, Books, Cryptid Canids, Cryptozoologists, Cryptozoology, Evidence, Eyewitness Accounts, Flying Humanoids, Folklore, Footprint Evidence, Jersey Devil, Lake Monsters, Mothman, Pop Culture, River Monsters, Sasquatch, Sea Serpents, Skunk Apes, Winged Weirdies, Women in Cryptozoology