Unknown Creatures

Title: Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide
ISBN-13: 9780395857014
Author: Robert Michael Pyle
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Date Published: July 1997
Format: Paperback

Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide

Publishers Weekly
Pyle, eminent naturalist (The Thunder Tree), ecologist and expert on butterflies, conducted his search for Bigfoot or Sasquatch, the perhaps-mythical giant, hairy, apelike humanoid, by trekking across the mountains and plateaus of Washington and northern California. In this leisurely, gracefully written meditation, he talks with Northwest Coast Indians who describe their purported encounters with Bigfoot; attends a Sasquatch conference in British Columbia in 1994; hobnobs with Bigfoot hunters and retraces some of their sightings. Pyle found some 16" footprints and heard eerie whistles that tallied with Sasquatch sounds as described by Native Americans, but the evidence he presents is inconclusive. Nevertheless, this enlightening report will intrigue skeptics and believers alike. Reviewing the battle between those who advocate finding and killing a Bigfoot specimen and those who only condone live capture, Pyle sets forth a protocol designed to protect our giant hominoid relatives, if they exist. Photos.
CryptoZoology A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature

Title:CryptoZoology A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature
ISBN-13: 9780684856025
Author: Loren Coleman, Jerome Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Date Published: August 1999
Format: Paperback, 270pp
The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman - these are the names of the elusive beasts that have caught the eye and captured the imaginations of people around the world for centuries. Recently, tales of these "monsters" have been corroborated by an increase in sightings, and out of these legends a new science has been born: cryptozoology - the study of hidden animals.. "Cryptozoology A to Z, the first encyclopedia of its kind, contains nearly two hundred entries, including cryptids (the name given to these unusual beasts), new animal finds, and the explorers and scientists who search for them. Loren Coleman, one of the world's leading cryptozoologists, teams up with Jerome Clark, editor and author of several encyclopedias, to provide these definitive descriptions and many never-before-published drawings and photographs from eyewitnesses' detailed accounts. Full of insights into the methods of these scientists, exciting tales of discovery, and the history and evolution of this field, Cryptozoology A to Z is the most complete reference ever of the newest zoological science.
  Title:Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology: A Global Guide
ISBN-13: 9780786420360
Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Date Published: December 2004
Format: Hardcover, 722pp

Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology: A Global Guide

Written for general readers who like their "science" with a bit of fantasy, mystery, and popular culture, this is a guide to the study of elusive, unrecognizable, and unexpected animals. Newton, author of The FBI Encyclopedia, presents some 2,700 entries describing specific creatures, types of creatures, and places where such unnamed animals have been found. Individuals and groups who have contributed to the field, along with descriptions of objects and events significant in the history of cryptozoology, also garner space. Arranged alphabetically, and juxtaposing the mundane (lizard) and the fanciful (lizard men), entries vary substantially in scope, breadth, and detail. Information sources follow each description. There is no cross-referencing. Ample supplementary materials include a glossary; a timeline of significant events and discoveries in the field; lists of cryptozoological fiction, films, television programs, and Internet links; and information about the International Society of Cryptozoology. Includes b&w photos and drawings. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America

Title:Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America
ISBN-13: 9780743469753
Author: Robert Michael Pyle
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Date Published: April 2003
Format: Paperback
Kirkus Reviews
Out of the Maine woods stomps cryptozoologist Coleman, a hunter of undocumented animals who has been tracking the spoor of Sasquatch for four decades. "The classic Bigfoot is a real animal living in the montane forests of the Pacific Rim," asserts the author. From Bluff Creek, California, to Fouke, Arkansas, from the Everglades to Lake Louise, the skittish, neck-challenged critters may vary somewhat according to local habitat but they are typically, in Coleman’s description, twice as big as Sylvester Stallone, grungier than Ted Kaczynski, and louder than Gilbert Gottfried, howling and crying "eeek-eeek-eeek and sooka-sooka-sooka." (They’re stinky too.) The hairy fellows have been around distressing the dogs for some time, claims the author. He notes the feral phantom’s history in relation to Native American culture, Neanderthals, and the Jolly Green Giant. Coleman dismisses the notion that hoaxers making wooden footprint impressions are responsible and considers but discounts the possibility of a UFO nexus. Though the hirsute troglodyte seems to have been spotted more frequently than post-mortem Elvis, actual physical evidence is not easily obtained. One putative carcass, now lost, was exhibited at state fairs, stock shows, and shopping malls along with antique tractors. Remains in the wild haven’t been recovered, but, hey, when was the last time you found the bones of a bear in the woods? Some hair and droppings have turned up, but DNA analysis has so far been useless. There is certainly some convincing film of a female--and that is absolutely not a zipper under her fur. Coleman discusses Hollywood’s treatment of Bigfoot, notes the animal’s sex habits, reviews many classic sightings, andcites many "experts" who seem to have published primarily in journals like Argosy and True magazine. Plausible being or just a pop culture fantasy? The author believes Bigfoot is truly out there, but skeptics won’t be convinced by this pastiche.
  Title:Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology
ISBN-13: 9780941936743
Author: Loren Coleman
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Date Published: April 2002
Format: Paperback

Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology

This true story of Texas millionaire Tom Slick's quest for the Abominable Snowman and other cryptids—creatures unknown to science—reveals a life made for the movies. Fascinating stories of Slick's early brushes with adventure such as his stepfather's abduction by George “Machine Gun” Kelly in 1933 and his creation of a research facility near Loch Ness are followed by his later expeditions into Nepal and the Pacific Northwest in search of the yeti and its counterpart, the Sasquatch. The story of Slick's amazing, fanatic, and driven search for the stuff of legends takes readers on a whirlwind journey from the dense temperate rainforests of Washington State to the icy peaks of the Himalayas—and shows that sometimes cryptids leave the halls of the imagination and are found and captured, as proved by the giant panda and the Komodo dragon, leaving readers to wonder what more there is to be discovered.
Beasts That Hide from Man: Seeking the World's Last Undiscovered Animals

Title: Beasts That Hide from Man: Seeking the World's Last Undiscovered Animals
ISBN-13: 9781931044646
Author: Karl P. Shuker
Publisher: Paraview Press
Date Published: November 2003
Format: Trade Paper
Cryptozoology -- the study of hidden animals -- is gaining attention thanks to a startling number of zoological discoveries. Karl P.N. Shuker has collected evidence of these mysterious, somewhat mythical creatures in THE BEASTS THAT HIDE FROM MAN. Shuker provides entertaining, solidly researched tales about extraordinary animals. Shuker also provides a supplement to Bernard Heuvelmans's checklist of cryptozoological animals, which contains updated information on unknown creatures.
  Title: Chupacabras: And Other Mysteries
ISBN-13: 9781883729066
Author: Scott Corrales, Marc Davenport
Publisher: Greenleaf Publications TN
Date Published: September 1997
Format: Paperback, 250pp

Chupacabras: And Other Mysteries

Chronicle of fascinating, unexplained mysteries. Includes a definitive study of the infamous Chupacabras, or "goat sucker". There is no other book on this subject. In this nonfiction study, veteran UFO researcher Scott Corrales answers the continuing public outcry for more information on the "goat sucker" that has been mutilating animals and terrorizing the residents of "The Jewel of the Caribbean". Other mysteries of the island are explored, including numerous UFO encounters, and the subsequent government cover-ups. The author has made many tips to Puerto Rico to investigate these incidents, and has compiled an astonishing amount of data.
Mothman and Other Curious Encounters

Title: Mothman and Other Curious Encounters
ISBN-13: 9781931044349
Author: Loren L. Coleman
Publisher: Paraview Press
Date Published: December 2001
Format: Paperback
A new Hollywood blockbuster, an amazing companion documentary, and thousands of web pages in its honor--what's all the fuss about? In a word--Mothman! On November 15, 1966, this huge, red-eyed creature with wings appeared over Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Thus began thirteen months of otherworldly mystery, madness, and mayhem for the people of Point Pleasant, culminating in the collapse of the Silver Bridge, which left 46 dead. But contrary to popular belief, Mothman is not unique. Here for the first time, investigator Loren Coleman looks at the precursors of Mothman, like the Flatwoods Monster of 1952, then brings the story up to date, detailing the sightings of the spawn of Mothman, some as recent as September 2001. Coleman also examines the impact on investigations into the unknown by John Keel, the newsman who spend a year in Point Pleasant looking into the Mothman story and lived to write about it. Mothman and Other Curious Encounters is certain to jolt your placid preconceived notion of the nature of the physical universe. About the Author: LOREN COLEMAN of Portland, Maine, is the author of fourteen previous books, including his recent popular and critically acclaimed Mysterious America: The Revised Edition. He is an acknowledged expert in the field of cryptozoology and fortean phenomena investigations.
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