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  • Published: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780399165542
  • Imprint: Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $29.99

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



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.

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.

Nationally recognized author and cryptid investigator 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 the hidden menagerie of America's homegrown beasts.

  • Published: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780399165542
  • Imprint: Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Linda S. Godfrey

Linda S. Godfrey is one of America’s foremost authorities on modern-day monsters. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including Monsters Among Us, American Monsters, Real Wolfmen, and Weird Michigan. A popular media personality, she has appeared on MonsterQuest, Inside Edition, and Coast to Coast AM, among other programs.

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