The Yowie: In Search of Australia's BigfootAustralia's most baffling zoological mystery! During the early colonial era, Australia's Aborigines often warned British settlers to beware of huge, ape-like creatures that lurked in the rugged mountains and deep forests of the island continent. Their people, they said, had been encountering the hairy horrors since time immemorial. They knew them by many names, including doolagarl, thoolagarl, jurrawarra and tjangara. Soon the colonists, too, began to experience hair-raising encounters with the hulking, foul-smelling creatures, which they referred to as "Australian apes", "yahoos" or "youries". Today, they are generally referred to as yowies. The list of ...
EVIL LURKS IN THE SWAMP. When Jennifer's father dies in a horrific accident, she finds herself drawn to his small cabin in the swampy woods of Boggy Creek, Texas. Her vacation with a few friends soon becomes a fight for survival when they discover the terrifying truth behind the legend of Boggy Creek.
Last August, two men in rural Georgia announced that they had killed Bigfoot. The claim drew instant, feverish attention, leading to more than 1,000 news stories worldwide—despite the fact that nearly everyone knew it was a hoax. Though Bigfoot may not exist, there’s no denying Bigfoot mania. With Bigfoot, Joshua Blu Buhs traces the wild and wooly story of America’s favorite homegrown monster. He begins with nineteenth-century accounts of wildmen roaming the forests of America, treks to the Himalayas to reckon with the Abominable Snowman, then takes us to northern California in 1958, when reports of a hairy hominid loping through remote woodlands marked Bigfoot’s emergence as a modern marvel. Buhs delves deeply into the trove of lore and misinformation that has sprung up around Bigfoot in the ensuing half century. We meet charlatans, pseudo-scientists, and dedicated hunters of the beast—and with Buhs as our guide, the focus is always less on evaluating their claims than on understanding why Bigfoot has inspired all this drama and devotion in the first place. What does our fascination with this monster say about our modern relationship to wilderness, individuality, class, consumerism, and the media? Writing with a scientist’s skepticism but an enthusiast’s deep engagement, Buhs invests the story of Bigfoot with the detail and power of a novel, offering the definitive take on this elusive beast.
** Paperback edition **Bigfoot...Fact or Fiction? Read this book before you decide!From recent footprints to ghostly figures painted on stone centuries ago, Backyard Bigfoot presents startling evidence that the hairy creatures who lurk in our world's backcountry represent more than a figment of our collective imagination. Bigfoot expert Lisa A. Shiel lays out the evidence -- physical and folkloric, ancient and modern -- to prove that Bigfoot and its kin all over the world stand closer to us than we ever imagined.If you're a newcomer to the subject, you'll learn valuable facts as the author guides you through the mine field of theories, counter-theories, and assumptions about Bigfoot. Knowledgeable researchers will find a treasure trove of little-known evidence and usually taboo concepts. In perfect detail, Shiel lays out her singular and astonishing revelations about Bigfoot, gleaned from years of research -- both in the field and in the historical archives. Joining her odyssey, you'll explore:Stick signs, purposeful symbols created with sticks and other material;Mane braiding, where intricate braids appear in horses' manes overnight;Predominant Bigfoot theories, and why they don't fit the facts;UFO-Bigfoot connection details typically dismissed by academic pedagogues; andDistorted human history and how it affects our perceptions of the Bigfoot enigma.From human evolution to lost civilizations, from UFOs to ancient artwork, Shiel weaves disparate threads into one incredible yet thoroughly believable theoretical tapestry - and leaves you breathless.*****"A skillfully written combination of field observations, academic perspectives, and discussions of other paranormal mysteries." -- Thom Powell, author of The Locals: A Contemporary Investigation of the Bigfoot/Sasquatch Phenomenon"A unique, and intensely personal perspective on the Bigfoot controversy." -- Nick Redfern, author of On the Trail of the Saucer Spies"You may agree or not with her conclusions but you will be thoroughly entertained by the discussions." -- Andrew Grgurich, The Mining Journal (Marquette,Mich.)"Absolutely one of the best types of investigative reporting I've seen as Shiel compiles so much information into this one little book that you will read over and over again." -- Beverly Pechin, Reader Views