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Mysterious America
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Loren Coleman

Paraview Press, 2001
ISBN: 1-931044-05-8
Controversial Knowledge, 334 pp
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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 mysteries."
-- Derek Anderson, Stranger Things, Summer 2001

"The most important and detailed snapshot of forteana in modern America....Essential reading."
-- Bob Rickard, Fortean Times, May 2001

"The ultimate book on strange phenomena and mysterious 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 unusual."
-- Daniel Cohen, Fate, 1983

" 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 Encounters
Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes in America


Loren Coleman

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… programs. He 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.

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