Strange California Monsters

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Meet California's legendary monsters in this guided tour, from the sea, where life began, to the Golden State's scenic lakes, majestic mountains, brooding forests, and rumored "alien tunnels" beneath the streets of Los Angeles.

Cower beneath a giant vulture with a wingspan of 25 feet in San Bernardino County. See a 30-foot-long flying/slithering serpent/bird in Riverside County that matched the speed of a train. Tour the lost underground city connecting L.A. to Santa Monica Bay,...

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Overview

Meet California's legendary monsters in this guided tour, from the sea, where life began, to the Golden State's scenic lakes, majestic mountains, brooding forests, and rumored "alien tunnels" beneath the streets of Los Angeles.

Cower beneath a giant vulture with a wingspan of 25 feet in San Bernardino County. See a 30-foot-long flying/slithering serpent/bird in Riverside County that matched the speed of a train. Tour the lost underground city connecting L.A. to Santa Monica Bay, where lizard people were dropped off by a prehistoric meteor shower.

Unknown creatures may appear at any time, to startle, frighten, and in some cases devour unwary humans. While Bigfoot is known to many, California's other strange creatures-giant birds and reptiles, lizard men, winged apes, man-sized fish, and salamanders-will surprises and fascinate you.

A unique survey of California's unidentified "monsters"

Scores of creatures and hundreds of sightings recorded

Fully referenced with source notes and Monster Index

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Apparently, in the Golden State, Bigfoot has a lot of company. Omnivorous author Michael Newton (The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers; The Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology) now turns his searchlight on all the weird creatures that have purportedly inhabited California. His offbeat guidebook introduces readers to monsters including ancient lizard people, winged apes, man-sized fish, tunnel-dwelling aliens, and giant vultures with 25-foot wingspans. Everything Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't want you to know about.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764333361
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/31/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,417,927
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Seeking Monsters 7

Chapter 1 Unknown California 11

Chapter 2 From the Depths 21

Chapter 3 In Cold Blood 53

Chapter 4 Strange Skies 69

Chapter 5 The Alien Big Cats (ABCs) 79

Chapter 6 Wild Woodsmen 95

Chapter 7 Patty 117

Chapter 8 Stranger Still 131

Conclusion 142

Endnotes 143

Bibliography 154

Monster Index 160

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