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Publisher's Summary

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 records, present-day news reports, and eyewitness interviews to examine this hidden menagerie of America's homegrown beasts.
©2014 Linda S. Godfrey (P)2016 Tantor
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"[ American Monsters] will prove a handy encyclopedia for enthusiastic cryptozoologists of all ages." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Josh/Lindsay on 06-12-17

Great collection of sightings

This has been a fascinating listen! Rachel Dulude does a great job narrating. The stories captured are done so with a justifiable amount skepticism and while not overly "scary" are fascinating because of their plausible nature.

I would recommend not visiting Wisconsin (these creatures seem to love it there) but I would recommend this book to anyone curious about the monster lore in America.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Joe on 05-20-18

was expecting more folklore... got monster quest

the book is passable is your a firm believer of the whole cryptozoology thing... but it becomes cringey with some of its thin attempts to look objective.

there are a few bits of good interesting folklore, but the psudo-science "what if" kinda mucks up the interesting bits.

And the author often tried to equate one social standing/job with credibility. like a cop or a banker never lied....

not a bad book, but it was a chore.

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