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
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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Contents

Preface to the 2001 Edition
Reflections of a Traveling American Fortean
CHAPTER 2ACouple of Side Trips into the Unknown
Things That Go Bump in the BayState CREATURES APLENTY
Alligators in the Sewers
CHAPTER9Lake Monsters
Giant Catfish
Champ
The North American
Minnesota Iceman
CHAPTER 18The Jersey Devil
CHAPTER 21The Phantom Clowns
Some Concluding Thoughts After Some Years On
Spook Lights
A Regional Bibliography
Acknowledgments

Mystery Kangaroos and Devil Monkeys
Momo and Marked Hominids

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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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