Memoirs of a Monster Hunter:
A Five Year Journey in
Search of the Unknown
by Nick Redfern
New Page Books
Pub date: September 30, 2007
For centuries, people across the world have had a fascination with monsters and
strange creatures. They marvel at the tales and legends of the Bigfoot of the
Pacific Northwest; of the Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas; of the infamous
and diabolical Moth-Man of West Virginia; of fire-breathing dragons; and of
those dark denizens of the deep: lake monsters and sea serpents. But do such
creatures really exist? Can it be true that our planet is home to fantastic
beasts that lurk deep within its forests and waters? Memoirs of a Monster
Hunter proves the answer is a resounding yes!
In this follow-up to his wildly successful Three Men Chasing Monsters,
paranormal investigator and author Nick Redfern chronicles his surreal road-trip
through the United States and beyond in search of all-things monstrous. His
strange adventures lasted five years and saw him doggedly pursuing a menagerie
of creatures, including gargoyles, giant birds, and what some believe are living
dinosaurs. Follow Redfern as he:
Explores the El Yunque
rainforest of Puerto Rico in search of the terrifying Chupacabras: a
razor-clawed, glowing-eyed beast that is part giant bat and part vampire.
Seeks out the Goat Man: a
menacing creature that evokes imagery of both demons and the fabled
cloven-hoofed Centaurs of ancient mythology, and is said to inhabit the
forests of East Texas.
Chases after what many people
believe are real-life, flesh-and-blood werewolves that surface from hidden
lairs and prowl the countryside when the Moon is full.
Part X-Files, part Crocodile Hunter
with a mix of Jurassic Park and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Memoirs of
a Monster Hunter takes you on a roller-coaster ride into the unknown.
Read personal accounts of the monsters that inhabit your wildest imagination and
your worst nightmares. The creatures you were told couldn't possibly exist,
From the Back Cover
"This is one of the best books I've read in years. Redfern sweeps you away on
his personal adventure. Around the world, from romance, to ghastly beasts, to
the cosmos, Redfern has candidly shared the wonders of his young life."
--Joshua P. Warren, author of
Pet Ghosts and How to Hunt Ghosts
NICK REDFERN began his writing career in the 1980s on Zero- a
British-based magazine devoted to music, fashion, and the world
of entertainment. He has written eight books, including
Body Snatchers in the Desert: The Horrible Truth at the Heart of
the Roswell Story, and Three Men Seeking Monsters,
which has just been optioned by Universal Pictures. He has
contributed articles to numerous publications, including
Express, Eye Spy magazine, and Military Illustrated.
He lives in Dallas,
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