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By Linda S. Godfrey

From pre-Columbian legends to modern day eyewitness money owed, this entire consultant covers the historical past, sightings and lore surrounding the main mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey satan, and more.

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 America’s heritage, surprised onlookers have visible incredible creatures of each stripe—from sea serpents to apelike beings, great bats to monkeymen—in each region.

Author, investigator, and creature specialist Linda S. Godfrey brings a similar fearless reporting she lent to Real Wolfmen to this crucial consultant, utilizing historic list, present-day information studies, and eyewitness interviews to check this hidden menagerie of America’s homegrown beasts.

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