Backyard Bigfoot

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Bigfoot...Fact or Fiction?

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From recent footprints to ghostly figures painted on stone centuries ago, "Backyard Bigfoot" presents startling evidence that the hairy creatures who lurk in our world's backcountry represent more than a figment of our collective imagination. Bigfoot expert Lisa A. Shiel lays out the evidence - physical and folkloric, ancient and modern - to prove ...

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Overview

Bigfoot...Fact or Fiction?

Read this book before you decide!

From recent footprints to ghostly figures painted on stone centuries ago, "Backyard Bigfoot" presents startling evidence that the hairy creatures who lurk in our world's backcountry represent more than a figment of our collective imagination. Bigfoot expert Lisa A. Shiel lays out the evidence - physical and folkloric, ancient and modern - to prove that Bigfoot and its kin all over the world stand closer to us than we ever imagined.

If you're a newcomer to the subject, you'll learn valuable facts as the author guides you through the mine field of theories, counter-theories, and assumptions about Bigfoot. Knowledgeable researchers will find a treasure trove of little-known evidence and usually taboo concepts. In perfect detail, Shiel lays out her singular and astonishing revelations about Bigfoot, gleaned from years of research - both in the field and in the historical archives. Joining her odyssey, you'll explore:

* Stick signs -purposeful symbols created with sticks and other material;
* Mane braiding, where intricate braids appear in horses' manes overnight;
* Predominant Bigfoot theories, and why they don't fit the facts;
* UFO-Bigfoot connection details typically dismissed by academic pedagogues; and
* Distorted human history and how it affects our perceptions of the Bigfoot enigma.

From human evolution to lost civilizations, from UFOs to ancient artwork, Shiel weaves disparate threads into one incredible yet thoroughly believable theoretical tapestry - and leaves you breathless.

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review - Willis Buehl
"Backyard Bigfoot" is as informative as it is entertaining, and most especially recommended to the attention of those with an interest in human evolution, lost civilizations, UFOs, ancient artwork, metaphysical studies, and the legendary Sasquatch known in the Himalayan mountains as the Yeti, and in our own North American forests as Bigfoot.
The Mining Journal (Marquette, MI) - Andrew Grgurich
In this interesting book, Shiel not only discusses her personal experiences, but also delves into the history of Bigfeet…With the interest in the paranormal growing every day I have no doubt that this book should be of great interest to the many seekers of the unknown. You may agree or not with her conclusions but you will be entertained by the discussions of this subject.
ReaderViews.com - Beverly Pechin
Absolutely one of the best types of investigative reporting I've seen as Shiel compiles so much information into this one little book that you will read over and over again. While intended to be a `fully read' book, I can visualize it quickly becoming a wonderful book of reference for any interested in these types of encounters. Whether you believe or not, you will enjoy the questions driven from this complete book of information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780974655369
  • Publisher: Slipdown Mountain Publications
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 850,256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa A. Shiel researches and writes about everything strange, from Bigfoot and UFOs to alternative history and science. She has been interviewed for big-city newspapers, national magazines, drive-time talk radio shows, and TV news. Lisa has a master’s degree in library science and was previously president of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association. As a fiction writer, Lisa developed the Human Origins Series -- which includes the novels 'The Hunt for Bigfoot' and 'Lord of the Dead.' In addition to this book, Lisa's nonfiction books are 'Strange Michigan'; and 'Forgotten Tales of Michigan's Upper Peninsula'; and 'The Evolution Conspiracy, Vol. 1', part of a planned three-book series.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    Pure BullSh! t ! This should be listed as fiction, but the only

    Pure BullSh! t ! This should be listed as fiction, but the only thing that makes people buy this is that it is sold as nonfiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Excellent read!

    The author does an excellent and captivating job of describing things that she has seen and things going on around her. Kudos to her out-of-the-box thinking regarding this subject. While I personally have never had an encounter, it strikes me as very unscientific for main stream scientists to dismiss this subject, or any other subject for that matter, offhandedly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2007

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    I confess I started to read ¿Backyard Bigfoot¿ with some trepidation since in my childhood I was deathly afraid of Bigfoot. I also found myself more alarmed while reading the book to discover that not only is Shiel immensely interested in hairy hominids but she has also had some interactions with them! Talk about a scary topic. But as I read ¿Backyard Bigfoot¿, I found myself more and more engrossed in the book. Shiel¿s interactions with Bigfoot occurred both in Texas and her current home in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan--just a few hours away from me! Besides hearing Bigfoot screams and finding their footprints, Shiel has played a game of stick signs with her hairy hominid friends. After finding strange stick formations laid out in the woods around her home, she decided to make her own stick formations nearby, only to return the next day and find her stick signs rearranged into new patterns. The purpose of the stick formations she found remains unknown, other than being a game or a sign that the hairy hominids were simply curious about her and sought to interact with her. But stick signs are just the beginning of what becomes a very gripping narrative. While most authors who write about Bigfoot seek to convince readers that Bigfoot exists, Shiel refuses to go that route. Instead, she speaks with commonsense about science, its often faulty views about evolution and DNA, and where and if the hairy hominid fits into the human family tree. She also details examples of sightings of hairy hominids back to ancient times, including potential references in the Bible, drawings of them from Ancient Egypt, and the attributed Wildman of medieval legends. Shiel makes a very convincing argument that hairy hominids do exist and that a better understanding of them is vital to our own understanding of evolution and human history. And then the strange flashing lights appeared near her home¿Yes, Bigfoot has a UFO connection, but to explain that would give away the fun of reading the book. What I will say is that Shiel is extremely level-headed about her arguments. I don¿t think she exaggerates, fakes evidence, or uses faulty reasoning. I don¿t always completely agree with her arguments and conclusions, but I find them fascinating and possible. I especially commend her common sense in asking valid questions regarding scientific theories about evolution. ¿Backyard Bigfoot¿ is a fast, fascinating, and thought-provoking read. It is the most interesting scientific-based book I have read since Bryan Sykes¿s ¿The Seven Daughters of Eve¿, a book Shiel would obviously find fault with. I recommend ¿Backyard Bigfoot¿ to anyone interested in science, history, anthropology, evolution, and the supernatural who also enjoys a gripping story. Shiel is also the author of a series of adventure novels about Bigfoot. I will definitely be reading those soon. And Lisa, when you do talk to Bigfoot, please tell him to stay over in the Keweenaw. I enjoy reading about him, but I¿m not up for a houseguest in Marquette. - Tyler R. Tichelaar, author of The Marquette Trilogy: ¿Iron Pioneers¿, ¿The Queen City¿, and ¿Superior Heritage¿.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Fun to read

    One of many books about interactions with "the illusive hairy creature". Another piece of the puzzle. Educate and entertain yourself at the same time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Makes you think

    Even if you are a sceptic this book will make you thin!

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