I Know What I Saw – Book Recommendation

I Know What I Saw by Linda S. Godfrey

I Know What I Saw

Modern-day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend
and Ancient Lore
 by Linda S. Godfrey

  • Non-fiction, paranormal
  • For ages 14+, due to some gore and mature topics, but this is a clean read
  • Published by TarcherPerigee (July 16, 2019)
  • Available for purchase in most bookstores (I saw it in Barnes and Noble) and it’s available on Amazon right here.

I’ve read a few of Godfrey’s books, and I’m never disappointed. She writes from an investigative reporter point of view, including whatever facts and details are available. Whatever the setting, you feel as if you’re there, which can be slightly creepy when reading about witchy werewolf-type creatures on an abandoned country road.

The eyewitness accounts in this book are interwoven with legends. Each chapter focuses on a different type of creature, beginning with “Lake Snakes,” then “Witchy Werewolves,” and also “Bigfoot.” The stories within the chapters vary in length, making it a handy book anytime you have a few free minutes.

Book Description:

Which came first–the monster or the myth? Journalist Linda Godfrey investigates present-day encounters with mysterious creatures of old.

The monsters of ancient mythology, folklore, and more contemporary urban legend have long captured the popular imagination. While most people in America today relegate monsters to just that–our imaginations–we continue to be fascinated by the unknown. Linda Godfrey is one of the country’s leading authorities on modern-day monsters and has interviewed countless eyewitnesses to strange phenomena. Monsters evolve, taking on both new and familiar forms over time and across cultures. In this well-researched book, Godfrey explores uncanny encounters with werewolves, goatmen, Bigfoot, and more.

In more than twenty-five years spent “chasing” monsters, Godfrey has found that it often remains unclear whether the sightings are simply mistaken animals, hoaxes, or coincidence. When all the speculation is said and done, one question remains for fans and researchers: Are the creatures “real,” or are they entirely “other-world?” Godfrey suspects that it isn’t an either/or question–our reality operates on a scale from dense matter to realms the human eye cannot see.

As Godfrey investigates unexplained phenomena, her search for answers will fascinate casual observers and enthusiasts alike.

Linda S. Godfrey is one of America’s foremost authorities on modern-day monsters. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including Monsters Among UsAmerican MonstersReal Wolfmen, and Weird Michigan. A popular media personality, she has appeared on MonsterQuestInside Edition, and Coast to Coast AM, among other programs. 

You can follow Linda S. Godfrey blog here.

We enjoyed meeting Linda at Cryptid Con 2018. We were able to add some well-written books to our Cryptid World library and see the premiere of Beast of Bray road. The documentary and book had just come out at that time. Another great Seth Breedlove and Small Town Monsters Film.

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