The United States of Cryptids by J. W. Ocker audiobook

The United States of Cryptids: A Tour of American Myths and Monsters

By J. W. Ocker
Read by Mark Sanderlin

Blackstone Publishing 9781683693222

Unabridged

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Runtime: 6.94 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Come and meet the monsters in our midst, from bigfoot to batsquatch and beyond!

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 not only uncovers the bizarre stories of these creatures but investigates the ways in which communities have embraced and celebrated their local cryptids. Readers will learn about:

  • The Mothman of West Virginia, a hybrid monster blamed for a deadly bridge collapse in 1967;

  • The Batsquatch of Washington, a winged bigfoot that is said to have emerged from the eruption of Mount Saint Helens in 1980;

  • The Lizard Man of South Carolina, a reptilian mutant that attacked a teenager in the summer of 1988;

  • The Pope Lick Monster of Kentucky, a goat-man that lures people to their deaths on a train trestle bridge in Louisville;

  • The Nain Rouge of Detroit, a fierce red goblin that has been spotted before every major city disaster;

  • 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 not just the stories we tell about monsters but also what stories of monsters say about us.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This book is so fun that I couldn’t put it down. It reminded me that life is short, death is nigh and a little humor can help us seize the day.” The New York Times on Cursed Objects

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 6.94
Audience: Adult
Language: English