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5 Must Have Books for Bigfoot and Mystery Enthusiasts

You're interested in Bigfoot, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this post right now. As a Bigfoot enthusiast (BF'er, Bigfooter or Squatcher), whether you're new to it because you just spotted a creature, or you're an old hand at Squatching, check your bookshelf and make sure you have the following books. If not, you need to acquire them.

These books brought me the best information on Bigfoot, other mysterious creatures and Cryptozoology, when I was just getting into it. A few of them feature eye-witness accounts and downright spooky encounters. Great reads for a rainy afternoon.

The very first book I read on Bigfoot was Monsters of the Northwoods, which is no longer in print but available at other sellers, a few at obscenely inflated prices. Maybe you can get lucky and find one in an old book store or something. I'm hanging on to my copy. The lowest available at Amazon.com is about $45. In my opinion the authors did a great job with this book, it is informative, with a full apendix of sightings in the State of New York, and the way some are written they're very scary. Great read for a spooky night, and it may be worth $45 to some.

Bigfoot! : The True Story of Apes in America was the second book I read on the subject of Bigfoot. It is well written, and Coleman takes a sometimes light but very serious approach to the topic, sharing his insights, experiences, and knowledge of the Bigfoot legend from its beginnings. Great book.

The next book that I grabbed was Loren Coleman's Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nation's Weirdest Wonders, Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures. This book is not about Bigfoot, but it is a great primer for anyone interested in other mysteries, monsters, legends lore and strangeness around America. Well written, humorous, but engaging and exciting.

Unfortunately out of print, The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin's Werewolf is a great book on another mysterious upright walking man-like creature, the Wisconsin werewolf or manwolf. Great accounts of encounters with this monster in the woods. Excellent read. There is a Kindle version, unfortunately the paperback is no longer available except from certain sellers at rather inflated prices. Not fair. I'd sell my own copy if I didn't like it so much. Other books I've read and enjoyed from Linda S. Godfrey are Hunting the American Werewolf and The Michigan Dogman: Werewolves and Other Unknown Canines Across the U.S.A. (Unexplained Presents).

Last but not least, and moving back to Sasquatch again, Jeff Meldrum wrote a very informative and enlightening book called, Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, it may be considered an "argument from authority" for some, but it is what it is, a discussion and analyses of the Bigfoot phenomenon from the point of view of a scientist. In that respect it is very interesting and helps us to understand the real scientific angles that may come into play to support the possibility of a creature like this.

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