Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and other Famous Cryptids
Author: Daniel Loxton
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Presents arguments for and against the existence of five notable cryptids and challenges the pseudoscience that furthers their legendary statuses, while providing an exploration of the nature and subculture of cryptozoology.
Pennsylvania is home to an assortment of odd creatures, and this volume features the best of the bunch. Bigfoot looms large here, trudging the wilds all throughout the state. Other cryptids featured are the gigantic Broad Top Snake, the bizarre Dogman of Westmoreland County, and Bessie, Lake Erie's resident monster. Reports of big cats, giant attacking thunderbirds, bloodsucking wolfmen, and mischievous, mine-dwelling--Tommyknockers are included.
All of the events described in this book actually happened to Dave and Pamela Gibson. Truly, no one is more amazed than they are. Dave and Pam were living aboard their boat in Georgia's low country. They returned to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York and realized how much they missed its beauty. They bought land and rented a small cabin to live in while they built their mountain home. In the first year, they were oblivious to the amazing beings that lived near and passed by their cabin. Some odd things happened, though, such as strange knocking in the woods near the cabin, and a weird animal sound that they couldn't positively identify. But the second year, they found their first Sasquatch footprint. They discovered that Sasquatches were not only real, but they lived among them. It was understandably unsettling. This book chronicles their path from non-believers to knowers over a very short period of time, but also reveals many amazing things about these incredible beings.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.