Monsters of the Midwest: True Tales of Big Foot, Werewolves and Other Legendary Creatures

Monsters of the Midwest: True Tales of Big Foot, Werewolves and Other Legendary Creatures

by Jessica Freeburg, Natalie Fowler


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ISBN-13: 9781591936473
Publisher: Adventure Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 441,598
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jessica Freeburg has always been inquisitive and loves all the challenges that life—and the afterlife—have to offer. Her fascination with history and with the paranormal fuels many of her creative works. As the founder of Ghost Stories Ink, Jessica has performed paranormal investigations at a variety of reportedly haunted locations. She has written young adult fiction, middle-grade narrative nonfiction, and short stories for children and adults. She has served as a news correspondent for the wildly popular paranormal radio show Darkness Radio and on the editorial staff of FATE Magazine. She is the Assistant Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in Minnesota. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children. For more about Jessica and her books, visit

Natalie Fowler has been fascinated by ghost stories since she was a little girl. Once a practicing attorney, now Natalie does freelance editorial work and writes her own stories. She is a staff editor for FATE Magazine and Galde Press. Natalie is a self-proclaimed research geek and could easily spend hours in the library with dusty old books. She is a paranormal investigator for Ghost Stories Ink, a group of authors and illustrators who go on ghost hunts for creative inspiration. Natalie co-edited the group’s first anthology, Night Visions, a collection of short stories inspired by their paranormal investigations. For more about Natalie, visit

Table of Contents

Preface 8

Monster Creatures of the Land

The Wendigo (Ross Township, MN) 11

Benton County Monster Snake (Logansport, IN) 16

The Vampire of Nebraska (Dawes county, NE) 19

The Melonheads (Kirtland, oH) 22

The Enfield Horror (Enfield, IL) 25

Michigan Dogman (Traverse City, MI) 34

The Beast of Bray Road (Erin, WI) 37

The Loveland Frogmen (Cincinnati, OH) 42


Bigfoot of TWO Harbors (Two Harbors, MN) 45

Momo (Louisiana, MO) 48

Cohomo (Pekin, IL) 51

Taku-He (Little Eagle, SD) 55

Monster Creatures of the Water

Maymaygwashi (Pie island, Lake Superior) 61

Bessie (Erie Township, OH) 65

Bozho (Madison, WI) 67

Miniwashitu (Yankton Dakota Plains, ND, SD, NE) 70

Alkali Lake Monster (Hay Springs, NE) 73

The Clawed Green Beast (Evansville, IN) 78

Pepie (Lake City, MN) 85

The Monsters of Devil's Lake (Sauk County, WI) 89

Monster Creatures of the Air

The Van Meter Mystery (Van Meter, IA) 95

The Demon Leaper (Louisville, KY) 101

The Thunderbird Attacks (Lawndale, IL) 105

Bibliography 110

About the Authors 118

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