Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nation's Weirdest Wonders, Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 24, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 336 pages
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Bestselling author and noted cryptozoologist Loren Coleman set out on the ultimate mission: to uncover the fun and intriguing phenomena that exist right here in the United States. In Mysterious America, a fun and compulsively readable guidebook to America's most popular local legends, he prepares readers for their own adventure -- where to find the unbelievable spectacles on their journey, including:

  • Phantom panthers haunting eastern North America


  • Bay State ghosts and spirits


  • Mad gassers in Illinois


  • Champ, the famous Lake Champlain monster


  • The Minnesota Iceman


  • The Missouri Momo and the infamous Eastern Bigfoot


  • And many more!


Coleman's witty insight and astonishing experiences will captivate followers of Charles Fort and just-plain-curious readers alike. For, as Coleman frankly reveals, these strange creatures and unimaginable wonders may lie just beyond your own backyard....
  

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Review: Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nation's Weirdest Wonders, Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures

User Review  - Taylor - Goodreads

a little too much chating and not enough research. If it had either more chatting or more research it would be a 3 or 4 star book. Read full review

Review: Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nation's Weirdest Wonders, Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures

User Review  - Gina - Goodreads

This is a fun book to read. There are a lot of interesting "mysteries" out there. I'd recommend it to anyone who loves the unexplained. A lot of good stories in Wisconsin, too. Read full review

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Loren Coleman, M.S.W., has researched the Copycat Effect for more than two decades. Coleman has been an adjunct professor at various universities in New England since 1980 and a senior researcher with the Muskie School for Public Policy. He is currently the primary consultant for the State of Maine's Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative. The author, coauthor, or editor of more than twenty books, including the critically acclaimed work Suicide Clusters, lives in Portland, Maine.

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