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 bills, this finished 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 USA. all through America’s heritage, surprised onlookers have visible incredible creatures of each stripe—from sea serpents to apelike beings, gigantic bats to monkeymen—in each region.

Author, investigator, and creature professional Linda S. Godfrey brings an identical fearless reporting she lent to Real Wolfmen to this crucial consultant, utilizing old list, present-day information experiences, and eyewitness interviews to ascertain this hidden menagerie of America’s homegrown beasts.

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Walter Wilson accompanied a friend, who owned a seine boat, when he went fishing off the coast of British Columbia. They were cruising near the shore when Walter noticed a mink running along near the water, and he decided to have a shot at it. The seine boat was towing a skiff, and Walter's shotgun was in the skiff with the barrel pointing toward the bow. He picked it up by the muzzle, but it slipped, the butt hit a board, and the gun discharged. The shots entered Walter's left hand, where he had just grasped the gun, and exited at his wrist.

If that is correct, he would be one of several subjects who have shown evidence of paranormal communications with members of the previous personality's family. Nirankar had no phobias, such as of batons or daggers. Nor did he have a phobia of Moslems. He did, however, have an aversion for them. At times he showed a vengeful attitude toward them, and one informant had heard him say more than once: "That Moslem is coming. " At the time I knew Nirankar in the 1970s, he acknowledged still having some dislike of Moslems.

He picked it up by the muzzle, but it slipped, the butt hit a board, and the gun discharged. The shots entered Walter's left hand, where he had just grasped the gun, and exited at his wrist. He bled profusely. His friend applied a crude tourniquet and turned the boat toward Prince Rupert, the closest town with a hospital. He was not, however, trained in first aid, and Prince Rupert was 10 hours away. The friend did not know to release the tourniquet from time to time, and when they finally arrived at Prince Rupert, Walter was unconscious and already suffering from incipient gangrene of the arm.

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