Chasing American Monsters: 251 Creatures, Cryptids, and Hairy Beasts

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Chasing American Monsters consists of over two-hundred-fifty different creatures ranging from cryptids to well-known beasts. Jason Offutt divides creatures by state, giving a little insight into the American public’s fascination with unusual sightings. Some of the creatures are widely known such as the famed Bigfoot while others are lesser known but just as compelling and intriguing. Each gives a brief account of the history behind various creature sightings and leaving speculation up in the air for a personal determination if the sightings are real.

Some of the legends are so well circulated in pop culture that many make their way into films and television. Balancing out these known legends, several lesser known ones are included, giving an added excitement to the collection.

Every new chapter is another set of strange and delightful creatures. Jason Offutt gives a vivid account of history that’s well researched and with a few illustrations included. Chasing American Monsters is a detailed and thorough collection of monsters from American folklore throughout the years, making for an addicting read ideal for those seeking to learn more about their own state’s history with unusual occurrences and who love folklore.


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Author Jason Offutt
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Llewellyn Publications
Publish Date 2019-03-05
ISBN 9780738759951
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Issue Mar-19
Category Biographies & Memoirs
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