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By Linda S. Godfrey

From pre-Columbian legends to modern day eyewitness bills, this accomplished advisor covers the heritage, sightings and lore surrounding the main mysterious monsters in America”including Bigfoot, the Jersey satan, and extra. Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t simply figments of our overactive imaginations”according to millions of eyewitnesses, they exist, in each nook of the us. all through Americas heritage, surprised onlookers have noticeable incredible creatures of each stripe ”from sea serpents to apelike beings, gigantic bats to monkeymen” in each sector.

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That is a wholly speculative question, but one that pops into my mind every time another ancient corollary is found for a modern sighting—especially when contemplating why so many unknown flying creatures have been spotted north and south of the Mexico/Texas border. Texas is almost as rich in Batsquatch sightings as it is in oil, although some Texas Batsquatch reports are even more difficult to sort out than those of most unknown creatures. 12 As the witness, Max A. m. on June 23, 2005, having a cigarette, when he spotted something making its way toward him in the clear night sky.

Unlike the sugar glider, however, this creature displayed the trademark glowing red eyes of a Batsquatch, and was the size of a human. 8 I would think that if anyone in Chicago reported seeing a flying humanoid, many other people should have seen it as well. Batsquatch, however, probably suffers from the same malady as many of its cryptid brethren—severe underreporting of its true numbers due to the fear of public ridicule. TEX-MEX B AT B EASTS Batsquatch appears to enjoy southern climes just as much as it does el norte.

It raised the hair on me. I didn’t feel threatened. ” Roberts interviewed Canfield only a few days after the encounter, while the incident was still fresh in the teen’s mind. Roberts told me in a phone interview conducted for this book that the one thing he took away from his talk with Canfield was that the boy absolutely believed in the truth of his story. Roberts also said that he cross-interviewed Canfield and performed background checks, but that he found only positive, favorable reports regarding the teenager’s character and behavior.

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