Tracking the Man-Beasts

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  • Copyright: 3/22/2011
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Takes the reader on expeditions into wilderness areas, explores historical contexts, and brings folkloric and iconographic evidence to bear on a category of mysteries as old as humanity.

Author Biography

Joe Nickell has been on the trail of man-beasts and other mysterious creatures and phenomena for four decades. Since 1995 he has been the world's only full-time, professional, science-based paranormal investigator. His careful, often innovative investigations have won him international respect in a field charged with controversy. He is the author of numerous books, including Psychic Sleuths, Looking for a Miracle, Secrets of the Supernatural, and most recently Real or Fake? Studies in Authentication and Adventures in Paranormal Investigation. See JoeNickell.com for more.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introductionp. 13
˘Monster÷ Men
Monstrositiesp. 21
Human Monstersp. 21
Exhibited ˘Freaks÷p. 23
Real or Fake?p. 24
Dwarfs among Usp. 27
Fanciful and Realp. 27
Dwarfs at Courtp. 29
The Dwarf Gardenp. 30
The Real Giantsp. 35
Biblical Goliathsp. 35
The Cardiff Giantp. 36
Of Fable and Historyp. 38
Gigantopithecusp. 39
Wild Men-Or Notp. 43
Feral Childrenp. 43
Wild Men of the Woodsp. 44
Sideshow Savagesp. 45
Neanderthal Relictsp. 47
The ˘Hobbits÷p. 50
Hairy Man-Beasts
Yeti-The Abominable Snowmanp. 55
Sightings and Encountersp. 55
The Tracksp. 58
Hillary Expeditionp. 59
The Indian Yetip. 60
The Chinese Yetip. 61
Sasquatch/Bigfootp. 63
The Pacific Northwestp. 63
Sasquatchp. 66
Enter ˘Bigfoot÷p. 68
Realistic Footprintsp. 73
Tracking Bigsuit!p. 77
At Largep. 77
Bigfootersp. 79
The Searchp. 80
Man-Beasts Range Farp. 85
Venezuela: Loys's Apep. 85
Siberia: Frozen Sasquatchp. 87
Australia: The Yowiep. 90
India's Monkey Manp. 94
Othersp. 96
The Supernaturals
Werewolves-Or Weren'tp. 101
Originsp. 101
Witch Maniap. 103
Investigating in Austriap. 104
On the Trail of the Loup-Garoup. 109
The French Werewolfp. 109
Beast of GÚvaudanp. 111
Eastern Canadap. 112
Vincennesp. 114
Louisianap. 115
Haitip. 117
Of Vampirologyp. 121
The Undeadp. 121
Dracula et alp. 122
˘Real÷ Vampiresp. 123
Vampire Studyp. 125
Vampire Kitsp. 125
Searching for Vampire Gravesp. 131
New Englandp. 131
The Demon Vampirep. 132
On Woodstock Greenp. 134
The Killing Vinep. 136
In New Orleansp. 138
Chupacabras!p. 141
From Puerto Rico to Mexicop. 141
To the United Statesp. 142
Investigating in Argentinap. 145
Other Supernaturalsp. 147
Devil Menp. 147
Zanzibar Demonp. 150
Zombiesp. 151
Alien Monster at Flatwoodsp. 159
The Incidentp. 159
Investigating at Flatwoodsp. 161
The Flatwoods Monsterp. 162
Attack of the ˘Little Green Men÷p. 167
Backgroundp. 168
Aliens?p. 171
Solutionp. 171
Mothman Metamorphosisp. 175
Backgroundp. 175
In the Fieldp. 178
Iconographyp. 180
The Humanoidsp. 183
Humanoid Giantsp. 183
Alien Likenessp. 184
˘Alien Autopsy÷ Filmp. 187
Roswell Sagap. 189
Unidentified Flying Humanoidsp. 193
Sightingsp. 193
Analysisp. 194
Experimentationp. 195
Hybridsp. 199
Animal-headed Humansp. 199
Human-headed Animalsp. 201
Exhibited Hybridsp. 204
Merpeoplep. 207
Merfolkp. 207
Seal Maidensp. 208
Fejee Mermaidsp. 209
Taxidermed Fakesp. 210
Lure of Swamp Creaturesp. 213
Honey Island Swamp Monsterp. 213
Investigating on Sitep. 214
Domain of the Monstersp. 217
Making Tracksp. 219
Other Hoaxesp. 219
Afterwordp. 223
Appendix: The North American Bigfoot-Image and Mythp. 225
Habitatp. 225
Developing Iconographyp. 226
Evolution into Mythp. 227
Indexp. 231
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