Real Monsters Book
REAL MONSTERS, GRUESOME CRITTERS AND BEASTS FROM THE DARKSIDE (PAPERBACK)
Author Brad Steiger
Published by Visible Ink Press
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black /White – 433 pages
Award-winning author Brad Steiger has been covering the world of unknown and unexplained phenomena for over five decades, authoring more than 170 books and articles on various occult subjects. His latest effort, “Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters and Beasts from the Darkside“, serves as an epic compendium of his collected research and covers topics as far-ranging as shape-shifting cat demons, birdmen, mohawk apes, abominable snowmen and, literally, everything in between. Acting as both curator and tour guide of the cryptozoological realm, Steiger generously shares the spotlight with a number of the world’s foremost researchers and authors who all make numerous contributions in their area of expertise throughout the book.
When it comes to cryptozoology, it can be easy to dismiss event the most well-documented claims as rubbish. Traditional science makes great sport of debunking the latest bestial sighting and no reputable publication will provide a forum for the eyewitness account. But as one takes a closer look at some of the reports from different parts of the world, recognizable patterns begin to emerge that could very well make naysayers reconsider their position. Of course, many of the reports may indeed be the product of over-active imaginations, but just like myth, there could very well be a kernel of truth hidden beneath the accumulated layers of fiction. Which is why we should all feel lucky to have Brad Steiger out there taking a closer look at many of the legends that have swirled through our collective unconscious for countless millenia.