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The United States of Cryptids

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Welcome to the United States of Cryptids, where mysterious monsters lurk in the dark forests, deep lakes, and sticky swamps of all fifty states. From the infamous Jersey Devil to the obscure Snallygaster, travel writer and chronicler of the strange J. W. Ocker uncovers the bizarre stories of these creatures and investigates the ways in which communities embrace and celebrate their local cryptids. Readers will learn about:

  • Batsquatch of Washington, a winged bigfoot that is said to have emerged from the eruption of Mount Saint Helens
  • Nain Rouge of Michigan, a fierce red goblin that has been spotted before every major city disaster in Detroit
  • Flatwoods Monster of West Virginia, a robotic extraterrestrial that crash-landed in rural Appalachia
    Lizard Man of South Carolina, a reptilian mutant that attacked a teenager in the summer of 1988
  • Glocester Ghoul of Rhode Island, a fire-breathing dragon that guards a hoard of pirate treasure
  • And many more!

Whether you believe in bigfoot or not, this fully illustrated compendium is a fun, frightening, fascinating tour through American folklore and history, exploring the stories we tell about monsters and what those stories say about us.

288 pages. Hardcover.

About the Author

J.W. Ocker is a nationally bestselling, Edgar-winning author of macabre travelogues, spooky kid’s books, and horror novels. His books include A Season with the Witch, Twelve Nights at Rotter House, The Black Slide, and Cursed Objects. Ocker lives in New Hampshire. Visit him at oddthingsiveseen.com.

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