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American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and by Linda S. Godfrey

By Linda S. Godfrey

From pre-Columbian legends to modern day eyewitness money owed, this entire advisor covers the background, sightings and lore surrounding the main mysterious monsters in America”including Bigfoot, the Jersey satan, and extra. Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t simply figments of our overactive imaginations”according to hundreds of thousands of eyewitnesses, they exist, in each nook of the us. all through Americas historical past, surprised onlookers have visible unimaginable creatures of each stripe ”from sea serpents to apelike beings, huge bats to monkeymen” in each quarter.

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Only thirty feet down the road, a huge and horrific being was descending out of the dark sky. It landed hard enough to whomp up a cloud of dust. Roberts quoted Canfield’s reaction: “It was standing there staring at me, like it was resting, like it didn’t know what to think. I was scared. It raised the hair on me. I didn’t feel threatened. ” Roberts interviewed Canfield only a few days after the encounter, while the incident was still fresh in the teen’s mind. Roberts told me in a phone interview conducted for this book that the one thing he took away from his talk with Canfield was that the boy absolutely believed in the truth of his story.

1 Reporter C. R. Roberts, who is still with the paper as a business columnist, wrote a dramatic account of eighteen-year-old Brian Canfield’s nighttime encounter with a nine-foot-tall winged creature. m. the previous Saturday when his pickup truck’s engine suddenly failed. He’d been having trouble with his carburetor but had his foot on the accelerator at the time so that the carburetor shouldn’t have been a problem. Canfield didn’t even have time to pull over before his car just stopped, and as he sat there trying to figure out what his mechanical problem might be, his headlights revealed a second reason for concern.

The state of Washington is best known in the world of strange animals for its numerous sightings of the nine-foot-tall lumbering humanoid most often called Bigfoot or Sasquatch. In the last decade or two, however, it’s also become a hub for sightings of slightly smaller furry humanoids with the unlikely addition of wings. 1 Reporter C. R. Roberts, who is still with the paper as a business columnist, wrote a dramatic account of eighteen-year-old Brian Canfield’s nighttime encounter with a nine-foot-tall winged creature.

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