Monster Hunters: On the Trail with Ghost Hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and Other Paranormal Investigators
Do ghosts exist? What about the Bigfoot, or Skinwalkers? And how will we ever know? Journalist Tea Krulos spent over a year traveling nationwide to meet individuals who have made it their life's passion to hunt down evidence of entities that they believe exist, but that others might shrug off as nothing more than myths, fairytales, or overactive imaginations. Follow along with Krulos as he joins these believers in the field, exploring haunted houses, trekking through creepy forests, and scanning skies and lakes as they collect data on the unknown-poltergeists, Chupacabras, Skunk Apes (Bigfoot's stinky cousins), and West Virginia's Mothman. Along the way, he meets a diverse cast of characters-true believers, skeptics, and hoaxers-from the credible to the quirky. And in the end, Krulos leaves it to the reader to decide: are these people tilting at supernatural windmills, or are they onto something?
"Tea Krulos's Monster Hunters is not your average 'seen-it-all-before' study of Sasquatch, aliens, and creepy critters. It's an eye-opening, witty, and insightful look at the people who have dedicated their lives to solving some of the world's biggest mysteries. In many ways, the characters Krulos crosses paths with are as unique and fascinating as the 'things' they seek!" Nick Redfern, author of Monster Diary and Monster Files "Everyone has their own idea of what a ghost or Bigfoot may look like, but what about those that dedicate themselves to the pursuit of these stories? Krulos strikes out in the dark, expertly shining a flashlight not on legends or creatures of folklore, but on the very human individuals who seek their own personal truths." Aaron Sagers, Travel Channel host, ParanormalPopCulture.com founder, Blastr.com editor-at-large "[H]is approach seems to be not that these are wacky people with weird beliefs, but that these are ordinary people with beliefs most of us don't understandall of which adds up to an informative book for skeptics and believers alike." Booklist "This work is bound to be fascinating to those already interested in these fields and even to readers who are seeking an easy way to learn about people who work in these specialized areas." Library Journal
Tea Krulosis a freelance journalist and the author of"Heroes in the Night"and the blog of the same name. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin."