Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America

Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America

by Linda S. Godfrey
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Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America by Linda S. Godfrey

What’s hiding in the woods? Here is the definitive account of today’s nationwide sightings of upright, canine creatures – which resemble traditional werewolves – and a thorough exploration of the nature and possible origins of the mysterious beast.
“She has the ability to send chills up and down your spine.”

—Brad Steiger, author of Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

“If you thought the likes of The Wolfman, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Underworld had no basis in fact, it's time to think again!” —Nick Redfern, author of There's Something in the Woods

Real Wolfmen is a riveting work of amazing scope and depth. You’ll be hooked from the first page.”—Rosemary Ellen Guiley, author of The Encyclopedia of Vampires and Werewolves

The U.S. has been invaded – if many dozens of eyewitnesses are to be believed – by upright, canine creatures that look like traditional werewolves and act as if they own our woods, fields, and highways. Sightings from coast to coast dating back to the 1930s compel us to ask exactly what these beasts are, and what they want.

Researcher, author and newspaper reporter Linda S. Godfrey has been tracking the manwolf since the early 1990. In Real Wolfmen she presents the only large-scale cataloguing and investigation of reports of modern sightings of anomalous, upright canids.  First-person accounts from Godfrey’s witnesses – who have encountered these creatures everywhere from outside their car windows to face-to-face on a late night stroll – describe the same human-sized canines: They are able to walk upright and hold food in their paws, interact fearlessly with humans, and suddenly and mysteriously disappear.

Godfrey explores the most compelling cases from the modern history of such sightings, along with the latest reports, and undertakes a thorough exploration of the nature and possible origins of the creature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585429080
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/30/2012
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 514,258
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Linda S. Godfrey is America’s foremost authority on modern-day werewolves. She is the author of over a dozen books on werewolves, hauntings, and the paranormal, including the popular Weird Michigan. Godfrey has appeared on many national TV shows such as The History Channel’s Monster Quest, Inside Edition, and Sean Hannity, and has been a guest on radio shows such as Coast to Coast AM, and Wisconsin and Michigan Public Radio.

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"Her chilling story of deep woods journeys will fascinate you."
—Whitley Strieber's Dreamland

"An amazing and well-researched look at werewolves in the US."

“She has the ability to send chills up and down your spine.”
Brad Steiger, author of Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

“Real Wolfmen is a riveting work of amazing scope and depth. You’ll be hooked from the first page.”
Rosemary Ellen Guiley, author of The Encyclopedia of Vampires and Werewolves

"Godfrey impresses me with the sheer totality of her information.  Nothing is left unexplored, if possible."
—John R. Ellis, Fourth Day Universe

“If I was to ask you what two words are most relevant to the phenomenon of werewolves and lycanthropes you might well say “Full” and “Moon.” Or, “Silver” and “Bullet.” Well, you’re definitely on the right track, but I say those two words are “Linda” and “Godfrey”! Yep, not only is Linda the most well-known chronicler of all-things wolfman-themed, but she’s certainly the most prolific one, too. This new title from Linda is one that I definitely recommend to anyone and everyone who has voraciously devoured Linda’s previous studies of the werewolf phenomenon. And if you’re a newcomer to the subject, and want to learn what it’s really all about, it’s just about the most important book you can read on the phenomenon to date. And I don’t write words like that lightly.”
—Nick Redfern, Mysterious Universe

"By the time you finish Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America, you just might believe."
—Jason Carter, The Writers Journey

"It is hard to believe that such a creature could exist. However, the witness accounts in Real Wolfmen are often very compelling. Pick up a copy and see for yourself."
Alejandro Rojas, Huffington Post


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Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
timetravel More than 1 year ago
Real Wolfmen, True Encounters in Modern America is an unusual compilation of eye-witness accounts of strange bipedal doglike creatures. It is interesting to read each of these accounts from ordinary people in ordinary situations when they come upon this strange sight. I understand that eyewitness accounts can not always be taken at face value because of the way our minds process some information, but for so many people to describe the same phenomenon in different areas of the country is fascinating. Initially I thought the author was a little too flippant with her paragraph titles which made it sound as though she was ridiculing the people who trusted her by sharing these accounts with her. I recently heard the author, Linda S. Godfrey, on a radio program and she did not sound at all as though she was doing that. I guess it was just a little sarcastic humor in the book. She also covers briefly what is several ideas speculating about what could account for these sightings, but it is just that – speculation. I enjoyed reading Real Wolfmen as I do most books about cryptozoology. Cryptozoology includes the study of animals not proven to exist, the existence of known animals in places where they were not expected to occur, and sightings of animals presumed to be extinct.
tablondie More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book lots creepy stuff.Werewoles among us ?, Maybe, to many sightings to just dismiss it all. Maybe some are an old species of wolf or more terrifing they are creatures from a terrifying demention, I personaly think both. I'm staying out of the deep woods epecially Wisconsin. I recommed reading if your into this kind of thing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I suspect that the Beast of Bray Road and others like it may in fact be living theropods A.K.A dinosaurs. Think about it, dinosaurs walked upright, they could make all the sounds made by these things, and their feathers resembled hair. The ears would therefore be eartufts like those found on owls. Everything that witnesses report can be explained by dinosaurs.
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First part of the book moves along well, allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions. Demons? Animals? But then it gets bogged down in theories that make no sense. (Evolution) And tales of Indian lore that really add nothing to the book.
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otto0713 More than 1 year ago
Welcoming you to the world of crypto (unknown)-zoology (animal); Linda Godfrey’s compilation of nefarious dog-man encounters will open your mind to the truly bizarre and unnatural. Her collection of incidents and reports; many of which she investigated herself, are both compelling and profound. Nonetheless, she presents case after case of these unbelievable and well-written accounts that really left me struggling for air. Time and time again these witnesses have come forth with their stories of seeing something unexplainable and un-nerving. Imagine, if you will, a six to seven foot tall, upright walking werewolf-like creature, complete with pointed ears, muzzle, and mangled fur that seems to appear out of nowhere and stalk its beholder with both a physical rush and psychological imprint that implies “IT” is in control of the encounter. As unreal as that may seem, it happens more times than you can imagine and is a world-wide phenomena that has caught the attention of many of us who find these mysterious creatures existing in that finely tuned Fortean zone of uncomfortableness. To that end we are drawn, subtly and without knowing why. Further into these bizarre accounts, the author begins her assault on our common rationality and enters the realm on the edge of interdimensional realities and ideas that truly plague the light-hearted. Even I was lying awake in deep thought as to the meanings of these meetings and lost many hours of sleep. I suppose the reason being my own writings and conjecturing about such things as Bigfoot, UFOs, and the paranormal in general. But then again if you take this lightly, you will miss the ride of your life. A common misconception of most who delve into the paranormal is that they can remain objective; no matter the scope and intent of an authors work and will walk away unscathed. Nothing can be farther away from the truth. I believe Godfrey has endeavored and succeeded in presenting to a skeptical and pragmatical society, an idea that clearly exhibits a deep and almost philosophical aura of understanding and warmth towards an otherwise taboo array of cryptid, lycanthropic meddling. I especially like her quotes from sources such as the late John A Keel (Operation Trojan Horse) and Nick Redfern; also an expert in this strange business. The authors’ knowledge and years of investigational reporting put her among the top of the field of were-beasts and other everyday mundane monsters that crop up along the waterways, crossroads and cemeteries of Wisconsin and her jovial brevity makes it a fun read amid the seriousness of its contents. Her first book “The Beast of Bray Road” is what started it all, and I look forward to reading it. But this thing shines! I really thought it was well written and informative in a style that demands your attention. Anyone with even a slight interest in the subject matter won’t be disappointed. For all of the above, I give this most excellent source of data, information, and interpretation a full five stars. I highly recommend this work.