Chasing American Monsters: Over 250 Creatures, Cryptids & Hairy Beasts

Chasing American Monsters: Over 250 Creatures, Cryptids & Hairy Beasts

by Jason Offutt

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Overview

STEP RIGHT UP and BEHOLD a stupendous COLLECTION of over 250 FEARSOME and FANTASTICAL CREATURES from Every State in the Union!

The Black Dog of Hanging Hills, the Tommyknockers of Pennsylvania, the Banshee of the Badlands—these beasts and hundreds more will hold you spellbound, unable to look away from their frightful features and their extraordinary stories. Come face to face with modern-day dinosaurs, extraterrestrials, dragons, lizard men, giants, and flying humanoids. This illustrated collection includes more than 250 monsters and cryptids that will make your hair stand on end when you hear something go bump in the night.

From Alabama to Wyoming and everywhere in between, these enigmatic abominations lurk in the darkest corners and the deepest shadows. This eye-opening book details the origins, appearance, and behaviors of these bizarre creatures so that if you should come across a terrifying beast in the wild, you'll know exactly what you're dealing with.

Praise:

"Jason Offutt does a special service to the field of cryptozoology with this new book Chasing American Monsters. By keeping all of us up-to-date and incredibly informed—beyond the scope of lesser guidebooks—we have a better head start on knowing where to look for these cryptids. Highly recommended."—Loren Coleman, author of Cryptozoology A to Z and director of the International Cryptozoology Museum

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738760063
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 03/08/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 222,198
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

Jason Offutt (Maryville, Missouri) teaches journalism at Northwest Missouri State University. He's the author of four previous books on paranormal topics, including Haunted Missouriand Paranormal Missouri (Schiffer), in addition to several novels. He has been interviewed on Whitley Strieber's Dreamland, Destination America, Binnall of America, Darkness Radio, The Paracast, and other prominent paranormal podcasts.

 


Jason Offutt (Maryville, Missouri) teaches journalism at Northwest Missouri State University. He's the author of four previous books on paranormal topics, including Haunted Missouriand Paranormal Missouri (Schiffer), in addition to several novels. He has been interviewed on Whitley Strieber's Dreamland, Destination America, Binnall of America, Darkness Radio, The Paracast, and other prominent paranormal podcasts.

 

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Nick Redfern.................. xv

Introduction..................................... 1

Chapter 1: Alabama............................................... 7

Chapter 2: Alaska................................................. 13

Chapter 3: Arizona.............................................. 21

Chapter 4: Arkansas............................................. 27

Chapter 5: California........................................... 35

Chapter 6: Colorado............................................ 43

Chapter 7: Connecticut....................................... 47

Chapter 8: Delaware............................................ 53

Chapter 9: Florida............................................... 59

Chapter 10: Georgia............................................ 65

Chapter 11: Hawaii.............................................. 71

Chapter 12: Idaho................................................ 77

Chapter 13: Illinois.............................................. 81

Chapter 14: Indiana............................................. 89

Chapter 15: Iowa................................................. 95

Chapter 16: Kansas............................................ 101

Chapter 17: Kentucky........................................ 107

Chapter 18: Louisiana........................................ 115

Chapter 19: Maine............................................. 121

Chapter 20: Maryland........................................ 127

Chapter 21: Massachusetts.................................. 133

Chapter 22: Michigan........................................ 139

Chapter 23: Minnesota...................................... 147

Chapter 24: Mississippi...................................... 153

Chapter 25: Missouri......................................... 159

Chapter 26: Montana......................................... 167

Chapter 27: Nebraska........................................ 173

Chapter 28: Nevada........................................... 179

Chapter 29: New Hampshire............................. 185

Chapter 30: New Jersey..................................... 191

Chapter 31: New Mexico.................................. 197

Chapter 32: New York....................................... 203

Chapter 33: North Carolina............................... 211

Chapter 34: North Dakota................................. 217

Chapter 35: Ohio.............................................. 223

Chapter 36: Oklahoma...................................... 229

Chapter 37: Oregon.......................................... 235

Chapter 38: Pennsylvania................................... 241

Chapter 39: Rhode Island.................................. 247

Chapter 40: South Carolina............................... 253

Chapter 41: South Dakota................................. 261

Chapter 42: Tennessee........................................ 267

Chapter 43: Texas............................................... 273

Chapter 44: Utah............................................... 283

Chapter 45: Vermont......................................... 291

Chapter 46: Virginia........................................... 299

Chapter 47: Washington..................................... 305

Chapter 48: West Virginia................................... 313

Chapter 49: Wisconsin....................................... 321

Chapter 50: Wyoming........................................ 331

Conclusion...................................337

Bibliography.................................341

Index..........................................359

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Chasing American Monsters: Over 250 Creatures, Cryptids & Hairy Beasts 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Sunshine1006 More than 1 year ago
It you love stories about monsters that have been seen in this country, then this is the book for you. Starting with Alabama and it's White Thang, going throughout this country. Hawaii and Menehune or little people. On to New Jersey where the Jersey Devil reigns supreme among other monsters there. Florida with it's Skunk Ape and Bigfoot everywhere except Hawaii and Delaware. No, I don't know why. There are tidbits about the states and so many monsters of all kinds. I really loved this book. You will also, find out where the only real monster that was shot and is now hanging on someone's wall. Great book. I received this book from Net Galley and Llewellyn Worldwide for a honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.
diane92345 More than 1 year ago
Organized by state, Chasing American Monsters is a fine introduction to monsters found next door and across the United States. With more than 250 monsters listed, this book is sure to have something to interest every monster fan. I didn’t know that the state I live in, California, has both evil gnomes and giant (six and a half feet long) cockroaches so expect some surprises. While I liked the brief stories about the monsters, I didn’t see the value of the state overviews. Do I really need to know which state was the last to join the union or has the largest population? Also, I wish there were drawings of each monster rather than just one per state. Overall, Chasing American Monsters delivers on its promise to provide a brief overview of the most famous or unusual monsters in each state. However, fans of particular monsters will want to pick up more detailed books. 3 stars! Thanks to Llewellyn Publications and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review.