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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Tarcher (August 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585429082
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585429080
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #223,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Her chilling story of deep woods journeys will fascinate you."
—Whitley Strieber's Dreamland

"An amazing and well-researched look at werewolves in the US."
—Werewolves.com

“She has the ability to send chills up and down your spine.”
Brad Steiger, author of Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

“Real Wolfmen
is a riveting work of amazing scope and depth. You’ll be hooked from the first page.”
Rosemary Ellen Guiley, author of The Encyclopedia of Vampires and Werewolves

"Godfrey impresses me with the sheer totality of her information.  Nothing is left unexplored, if possible."
—John R. Ellis, Fourth Day Universe

“If I was to ask you what two words are most relevant to the phenomenon of werewolves and lycanthropes you might well say “Full” and “Moon.” Or, “Silver” and “Bullet.” Well, you’re definitely on the right track, but I say those two words are “Linda” and “Godfrey”! Yep, not only is Linda the most well-known chronicler of all-things wolfman-themed, but she’s certainly the most prolific one, too. This new title from Linda is one that I definitely recommend to anyone and everyone who has voraciously devoured Linda’s previous studies of the werewolf phenomenon. And if you’re a newcomer to the subject, and want to learn what it’s really all about, it’s just about the most important book you can read on the phenomenon to date. And I don’t write words like that lightly.”
—Nick Redfern, Mysterious Universe

"By the time you finish Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America, you just might believe."
—Jason Carter, The Writers Journey

"It is hard to believe that such a creature could exist. However, the witness accounts in Real Wolfmen are often very compelling. Pick up a copy and see for yourself."
Alejandro Rojas, Huffington Post


 

About the Author

Linda S. Godfrey is America’s foremost authority on modern-day werewolves. She is the author of over a dozen books on werewolves, hauntings, and the paranormal, including the popular Weird Michigan. Godfrey has appeared on many national TV shows such as The History Channel’s Monster Quest, Inside Edition, and Sean Hannity, and has been a guest on radio shows such as Coast to Coast AM, and Wisconsin and Michigan Public Radio.

More About the Author

I was born a poor, freckled child. Now I write books about strange creatures, things and people, and sometimes illustrate them, to boot.

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.

Customer Reviews

So, with that said, onto the book.
Nick Redfern
Her first book "The Beast of Bray Road" is what started it all, and I look forward to reading it.
otto0713
The information is clearly documented and the author has certainly done her homework.
Larry D. Chowning

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By otto0713 on September 7, 2012
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Welcoming you to the world of crypto (unknown)-zoology (animal); Linda Godfrey's compilation of nefarious dog-man encounters will open your mind to the truly bizarre and unnatural. Her collection of incidents and reports; many of which she investigated herself, are both compelling and profound. Nonetheless, she presents case after case of these unbelievable and well-written accounts that really left me struggling for air. Time and time again these witnesses have come forth with their stories of seeing something unexplainable and un-nerving. Imagine, if you will, a six to seven foot tall, upright walking werewolf-like creature, complete with pointed ears, muzzle, and mangled fur that seems to appear out of nowhere and stalk its beholder with both a physical rush and psychological imprint that implies "IT" is in control of the encounter. As unreal as that may seem, it happens more times than you can imagine and is a world-wide phenomena that has caught the attention of many of us who find these mysterious creatures existing in that finely tuned Fortean zone of uncomfortableness. To that end we are drawn, subtly and without knowing why.
Further into these bizarre accounts, the author begins her assault on our common rationality and enters the realm on the edge of interdimensional realities and ideas that truly plague the light-hearted. Even I was lying awake in deep thought as to the meanings of these meetings and lost many hours of sleep. I suppose the reason being my own writings and conjecturing about such things as Bigfoot, UFOs, and the paranormal in general. But then again if you take this lightly, you will miss the ride of your life.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By William R. Hancock on October 13, 2012
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This volume is a great read. It is likely to be magnetic for "lycan" types who are full into role playing games (and, sometimes, "over the edge" psychologically into believing they are classic transforming, ravenous werewolves), and, although the term "werewolf" is used here and there throughout the book, the subject matter is really not drawn from the mold of supernatural horror, but, rather, from a curious, comtemporary mystery. There are cases after cases---researched, investigated, and narrated here by Linda Godfrey---whereby just plain WEIRD looking wolf-like or dog-like "things"---whatchamacallits----are seen by regular old average Americans in very curious circumstances, and these sightings leave these witnesses quite shaken and amazed. What does NOT go on is people being attacked, ravaged, or shredded to ribbons. No chilling howling at the moon, either. No one in the neighborhoods are rumoured to be "weres" and no lantern or torch-carrying posses crying "Kill the Monster!" roam the backwoods by night. What DOES happen is that normal folks are just going about their business---under full moons, half moons, waxing moons, waning moons, and sometimes under no moon at all---try BROAD DAYLIGHT or early twilight---and they see----"something weird". That something is, typically, a large thing crossing a road or entering a field (often a cornfield); something that LOOKS like a big dark wolf or dog. It may be on four legs or TWO, and can seemingly go to either position with ease.It can run very fast ad often turns to look at the amazed witness and gives them a look of contempt---almost a sneer. It may make moves---even runs---AT the witness, but then the whatsit typically TURNS AWAY. This is very like the "bluff runs" made by bears to scare intruders away.Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nick Redfern on January 11, 2013
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If I was to ask you what two words are most relevant to the phenomenon of werewolves and lycanthropes you might well say "Full" and "Moon." Or, "Silver" and "Bullet." Well, you're definitely on the right track, but I say those two words are "Linda" and "Godfrey"! Yep, not only is Linda the most well-known chronicler of all-things wolfman-themed, but she's certainly the most prolific one, too.

Check out her track record to date: The Beast of Bray Road; Hunting the American Werewolf; Werewolves; and The Michigan Dogman. And, not forgetting Weird Wisconsin and Monsters of Wisconsin - both of which contain insightful data on such creepy critters. But, now for the news: Linda is back with yet another book on the subject. Its title: Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America.

Published by Tarcher/Penguin, this new title from Linda is one that I definitely recommend to anyone and everyone who has voraciously devoured Linda's previous studies of the werewolf phenomenon. And if you're a newcomer to the subject, and want to learn what it's really all about, it's just about the most important book you can read on the phenomenon to date. And I don't write words like that lightly.

Before I get to the subject matter of the book in-depth, it's important to note a very refreshing theme that runs through the pages of all Linda's books on those beasts of a full moon: she does not try and shove down your throat any particular theory. Nor does she demand you accept this idea - or deny that one - as gospel at the expense of all the rest.

Instead, Linda recognizes that while there is undeniably a real phenomenon at work, in terms of its origin (or origins) it's one still shrouded in deep mystery.
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