Paraview Press, 2001
Controversial Knowledge, 334 pp
Trade Paperback: $16.95
Also Available in Hardback
ABOUT THE BOOK
Loren Coleman's highly-praised,
1983 classic work, Mysterious America, has been thoroughly
updated for this revised edition. This new edition contains an
invaluable, never-before-published index; two completely new
chapters, "Giant Catfish" and "Minnesota Iceman"; a new list,
"The American Lion," with 141 entries; several extensively
rewritten chapters, "A Case Study: The Dover Demon," "The
Teleporting Animals and Magnolia," "The Phantom Panthers," "Maned
Mystery Cats," "Mystery Kangaroos and Devil Monkeys," "Eastern
Bigfoot: Momo and Marked Hominids"; and new material and updates
to several chapters, "Devil Names and Fortean Places,"
"Alligators in the Sewers," "Giant Snakes," "Lake Monsters,"
"Champ," "The Jersey Devil," "The Phantom Clown."
"An entertaining and compelling narrative....Simply put, this is
the best book I have ever read on the subject of America's
-- Derek Anderson, Stranger Things, Summer 2001
"The most important and detailed snapshot of forteana in modern
-- Bob Rickard, Fortean Times, May 2001
"The ultimate book on strange phenomena and mysterious
places...in America and sets the standard for all other books on
anomalous investigations...Very highly recommended!"
-- Troy Taylor, Prairie Ghost Magazine, Jan 2001
"Coleman's latest book is perhaps his best yet."
-- Craig Heinselman, Crypto, Jan 2001
"Coleman has done more than sit in a library reading room; he
has collected information in the field...I recommend it to
everyone who is interested in the strange, bizarre, and
-- Daniel Cohen, Fate, 1983
"...an entertaining and open-minded book...A useful reference
tool as well as a record of the unexplained."
-- Library Journal, 1983
"Objective, painstaking, exhaustive."
-- London Times, 1983
"Acquiring this classic work of the cryptozoological/Fortean
tradition will be a priceless addition to the new reader's
collection, and for the owners of version 1.0, a welcome visit
with an old friend. - Fate
Other books by this author:
Mothman and Other Curious
Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes in America
LOREN COLEMAN is one of the
world's leading investigators of the inexplicable and an
internationally known cryptozoologist. He has written hundreds of
articles on the subject and numerous books, including The
Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates
Worldwide and Cryptozoology A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch
Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries
of Nature. Coleman appears frequently on both radio and
television programs, and most recently has been the senior series
consultant for a new series of In Search Of
has an undergraduate degree in anthropology-zoology and a
graduate degree in psychiatric social work. Coleman has been an
instructor, assistant/associate professor, and research associate
in various academic university settings since 1980.