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Hunting the American Werewolf Paperback – March 31, 2006
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This is exactly what I told my 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Ione Kopitzke, I wanted to do when I grew up. I remember she replied, almost crying, "Oh Linda, I think you can do better than that." Her picture is now in the front of my book, "Strange Wisconsin: More Badger State Weirdness." Right next to freckled little me in my "L" initial blouse. That book won a bronze medal in the Independent Publishers 2008 Best Book Awards, and a Midwest Book Review's Editor's Choice. See how neatly life shakes out sometimes?
Before I started writing books, I received an art education degree from UW-Oshkosh, taught art and was a cartoonist and newspaper reporter. I live in southeast Wisconsin with my husband, youngest son and Lhasa Apso named Grendel.
You might catch me on an episode or two of HC's Monster Quest and other TV and radio shows. Check out beastofbrayroad.com for updates.
Top Customer Reviews
With regard to her first book, " The Beast of Bray Road", she did a great job with a somewhat limited number of case histories to work with.
What "Beast of Bray Road" did, though, was bring forth a virtual flood of sighting reports from widespread areas and time periods, ranging from all over Wisconsin and Michigan and down even as far south as rural Georgia down below Savannah.
Ms. Godfrey received...from an excited readership...scores of new incident accounts: enough to really "sink her teeth into" (please pardon the typical Linda Godfrey-like pun) and to sustain this sequel volume; and, with data STILL coming in, enough to warrant a third volume in the not-too-distant future.
The Data thus far has led Ms.Read more ›
In this follow-up to the Beast of Bray Road Godfrey continues to present the case of mysterious man-wolves with an opening mind, and a fun writing style that manages to keep the reader just shy of peaking the fear meter, though there are a few spots that may push the needle closer to the red.
In "Hunting the American Werewolf" the reader will find more theories about what these creatures may be; shapeshifters, hybrid wolf-dogs, or an assumed extinct bear/dog like creatures called Amphicyon. An interesting theory and, as this reviewer found, one of the most creepily entertaining suppositions in the book.
Godfrey has even explored more supernatural possibilities as well. Could they be spirit beings? Demons from hell? Aliens? These and other ideas are examined, including the unavoidable connections with Bigfoot. And, like in her previous book on the subject, Godfrey takes no shame in presenting theories that many readers will find nothing short of absurd.
She presents them all regardless of how outlandish they may seem, including a few trips down the psychic highway in which we learn that one woman has apparently contacted the head wolf creature telepathically and was informed that they mean the human race no harm, thankfully. And another in which a fellow claims a race of man-wolves travels to and from our world through interdimensional vortices.Read more ›
I did however enjoy the book overall. The author really seems to have a great sense of humor and with the exception of vomiting parentheses everywhere, I enjoyed her writing style. I did NOT believe in werewolves or man-wolves at all before reading this book. Do I believe in them now? I honestly can't say one way or another. I'm certainly pondering their existence a bit more right now. The reason I am giving this 3 stars as opposed to 2 stars is because I really enjoyed reading about all the research she dug up in regard to the Indian mounds and the Ho-Chunk connection. The author seems to be a pretty darn good researcher. She definitely covers every POSSIBLE explanation for what these creatures, if they do exist, may be.
I have recommended this book to others with an interest in cryptozoology and probably will continue to do so. Maybe just check it out from the library before you buy it to see if it really holds your interest.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed reading these stories, and some of them even made me look up at my window to make sure nothing was peering back at me! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Caryn E. Osborn
A good book, but not quite as good as Ms. Godfrey's other book "Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern AmericaPublished 20 months ago by Clif
If you like reading about local legends and lore, this is a good book. So far, anyway. Sill reading it. But I am enjoying it.Published on September 15, 2013 by Christian Dickerson
This book was not worth it. What a waste of money. Very disappointing. Linda Godfrey must have been smoking potPublished on April 23, 2013 by Jill Axtell
You dont believe in Werewolves?
They're just mythical creatures?
Only in the movies?
Werewolves cant possibly be real?
Yeah. Read more
There is a lot of 'meat' here - Ms. Godfrey has compiled a number of reports of "Dogman" sightings - ranging from the frankly unbelievable to the down right eerie. Read morePublished on April 28, 2010 by Stephen A. Troutt
This book of "true sightings" by apparently normal, sober people scared me to death! One of those "glad hubby is home tonight" books. Read morePublished on February 6, 2009 by Mrs. Fitz