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Paranormal 101: Bigfoot & Wildmen

In this monthly segment, I will provide a list of books I think anyone interested in folklore, ghost stories, the unusual & the paranormal would enjoy. Most of these can be found on Amazon.com (often at discounted rates) or at your local library. Each list of books will be arranged by topic and will be accompanied by a short description highlighting some themes and commonalities. Enjoy!

No discussion of North American legends and lore would be complete without a discussion of Bigfoot. This cryptid, or something like it, has been spotted all over the continent for hundreds of years. Even Illinois has a wealth of Sasquatch sightings. In the face of this deluge of encounters, bolstered by the occasional hair or footprint, many brave souls have attempted to capture some definitive proof of this elusive creature. Is it real? Is it a myth? The above books represent a good cross section of the latest literature on the subject.

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Paranormal Illinois by Michael KleenInterested in the ghostly legends and lore of Illinois? Check out Michael Kleen’s book Paranormal Illinois. Paranormal Illinois presents in-depth and original research on some of Illinois’ most unusual tales, including the phantom lady of Kennedy Hill Road, the headless horseman of Lakey’s Creek, and the ghost of Ange Milner. Chapters on Archer Avenue, Manteno State Hospital, Ashmore Estates, Airtight Bridge, Devil’s Gate, and other infamous places present information and interviews never before seen in print. Fun, informative, and greatly entertaining, this painstakingly researched book leaves no ghost unturned.

Order it at Amazon.com today!

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