Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America

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Penguin, Aug 30, 2012 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 352 pages
What’s hiding in the woods? Here is the definitive account of today’s nationwide sightings of upright, canine creatures – which resemble traditional werewolves – and a thorough exploration of the nature and possible origins of the mysterious beast.
“She has the ability to send chills up and down your spine.”

—Brad Steiger, author of Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

“If you thought the likes of The Wolfman, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Underworld had no basis in fact, it's time to think again!” —Nick Redfern, author of There's Something in the Woods

Real Wolfmen is a riveting work of amazing scope and depth. You’ll be hooked from the first page.”--Rosemary Ellen Guiley, author of The Encyclopedia of Vampires and Werewolves

The U.S. has been invaded – if many dozens of eyewitnesses are to be believed – by upright, canine creatures that look like traditional werewolves and act as if they own our woods, fields, and highways. Sightings from coast to coast dating back to the 1930s compel us to ask exactly what these beasts are, and what they want.

Researcher, author and newspaper reporter Linda S. Godfrey has been tracking the manwolf since the early 1990. In Real Wolfmen she presents the only large-scale cataloguing and investigation of reports of modern sightings of anomalous, upright canids.  First-person accounts from Godfrey’s witnesses – who have encountered these creatures everywhere from outside their car windows to face-to-face on a late night stroll – describe the same human-sized canines: They are able to walk upright and hold food in their paws, interact fearlessly with humans, and suddenly and mysteriously disappear.

Godfrey explores the most compelling cases from the modern history of such sightings, along with the latest reports, and undertakes a thorough exploration of the nature and possible origins of the creature.


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I thought this was Godfrey's best book yet because while she did throw in a bit of humor here and there, there was far less of it than in her previous works. It made the subject seem less of a joke. I ... Read full review

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Real Wolfmen, True Encounters in Modern America is an unusual compilation of eye-witness accounts of strange bipedal doglike creatures. It is interesting to read each of these accounts from ordinary ... Read full review


A Prelude to Bray Road
Two The Enigma of Bray Road
Five Manwolf Multiples
six Road Rangers
Milwaukee Wisconsin
Siloam Springs Arkansas
Wausau Wisconsin
EIGHT Battle Zone Beasts
ELEven The Mative American Connection
Twelve The Case for the ſndigenous Dogman
Diehard Dire Wolves?
Thirteen Hoaxes and Jokesters
FourTEEN Boogers Bears and 0ther
FiFTEEN The Envelope Please
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Linda S. Godfrey is America’s foremost authority on modern-day werewolves. She is the author of over a dozen books on werewolves, hauntings, and the paranormal, including the popular Weird Michigan. Godfrey has appeared on many national TV shows such as The History Channel’s Monster Quest, Inside Edition, and Sean Hannity, and has been a guest on radio shows such as Coast to Coast AM, and Wisconsin and Michigan Public Radio.

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