Monsters of New Jersey Is Out

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 28th, 2010

Monsters of New Jersey

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


Legal Declaration

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 About Loren Coleman
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.

2 Responses to “Monsters of New Jersey Is Out”

  1. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Re. the figurine: I’m not sure but I think they are made by a company called Mezco Toys.

    Hope this helps tracking them.

  2. Craig Woolheater responds:


    Actually the figurine was part of the Legendary Monsters line of action figures from Nevermore Creations.

    I covered these action figures here on Cryptomundo on March 22, 2006 in the post Cryptozoology Action Figures.

    Photos of all four of the first series of figures and corresponding artwork at link above.

    The Mezco Cryptozoology line is also covered there.

    Thanks, Craig

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