Thursday, November 17, 2016

Reviewing Linda Godfrey's "Monsters Among Us"

At Mysterious Universe, I review Linda Godfrey's new book, Monsters Among Us, which is an excellent read! Dogmen, portals, and much more...

Here's how the review begins:

Over the course of more than a decade, Linda Godfrey has written a number of excellent books on what many might call werewolves, but which are becoming more and more popularly known as Dogmen. Linda’s books include The Beast of Bray Road, Hunting the American Werewolf, The Michigan Dogman, Werewolves, and Real Wolfmen. Well, Linda now has yet another book to add to the pack: Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena. Published by Tarcher, this 352-page book is, in my opinion, Linda’s most ambitious of all. It’s packed with intriguing photos, too.

In each and every one of her previous books that tackled such inflammatory issues as werewolves and Dogmen, Linda was always careful to present the reader with a wide and varied body of theories that might go some way to explaining what is really afoot. We’re talking about allegedly real werewolves, mistaken identity, paranormal phenomena, and hoaxes. But, why do I say that – for me – Monsters Among Us is Linda’s most satisfying book to date? Well, it’s because this one, more than any other, seeks to figure out, exactly, what on earth is going on. A number of people, over the years and decades, have done their utmost to try and understand – and unify under one banner – the clear connections between various paranormal/unexplained phenomena that many would suggest are unconnected. I’m talking about John Keel, Jacques Vallee, Greg Bishop and Rob Riggs. Now, we can add Linda to that illustrious list.

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