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Monster Diary
On the Road in Search of Strange and Sinister Creatures

by Nick Redfern

Trade Paperback, 202 Pages, 11 Illustrations

$16.95, ISBN: 1933665963

Genre(s): Cryptozoology Paranormal Fortean

MONSTER DIARY is the latest saga in Nick Redfern’s ongoing series of worldwide road-trips in search of strange creatures and terrifying beasts.

In this transatlantic trek, Redfern is hot on the trail of...a Mothman-like creature in Wisconsin; giant eels that lurk in the canals of Birmingham, England; a spectral mammoth and a ghostly big-cat in American woods; Bigfoot in New Mexico; a Chupacabras in the wilds of Oklahoma; vampire-like beasts roaming the valleys of Wales; and California’s very own shape-shifting Skinwalkers. 

MONSTER DIARY reveals that many of the unknown animals of our planet are not all they seem to be. They may appear to be flesh-and-blood creatures, but is that what they really are?

Redfern sets out to prove that the true nature of the fearsome creatures that dwell in dark and shadowy woods, atop imposing mountainous peaks, and within the depths of murky lakes and rivers can only be understood with a knowledge of ancient rituals designed to conjure up foul life forms from some terrible realm, ominous sacrificial ceremonies undertaken in the dead of night, and disturbing occult rites. 

Monsters do exist. Monsters are among us. But they are not what you probably think there are.

About the Author:

NICK REDFERN works full-time as an author, lecturer and journalist. He focuses upon a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. He writes for UFO Magazine; Mysterious Universe; Fate; and Fortean Times. His many previous books include Final Events; On the Trail of the Saucer Spies; There’s Something in the Woods; and Science Fiction Secrets. Nick has appeared on numerous television shows, including Fox News; VH1’s Legend Hunters; the BBC’s Out of this World; History Channel’s America’s Book of Secrets, Ancient Aliens, MonsterQuest and UFO Hunters; National Geographic Channel’s The Truth About UFOs and Paranatural; and SyFy Channel’s Proof Positive. Nick Redfern can be contacted at


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"Best Autobiographical Cryptozoological Book of the Year," 2012, Cryptomundo.



Chapter 1: Creatures of the Spectral Kind

Chapter 2: Beware the Beast of Bodalog

Chapter 3: The Great Eel Hunt

Chapter 4: Winged Things of Wisconsin

Chapter 5: The Monsters of Angel Fire

Chapter 6: Sacrificed Frogs and Stone-Faced Werewolves

Chapter 7: The Curious Caper of the Cardiff Giant

Chapter 8: Shape-Shifters and Creepy Camels

Chapter 9: Chasing the Chupacabras

Chapter 10: Owlmen Everywhere

Chapter 11: The Taigheirm Terror

Chapter 12: Slaughter in Dallas

Chapter 13: Monsters and the Government

Chapter 14: Ripping Yarns

Chapter 15: Dead Heads, Demons, and a Damned Dam


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What they're saying:

""Nick Redfern has produced another excellent title ...I always enjoy reading his take on some of the classic monsters which have haunted the British countryside for centuries. What he adds to his usual reportage of monsters of the moors is a theory that some of these entities may well be spectral memories and ghostly projections. To me, this theory makes a great deal of sense. I have always wondered just where the Brits got the notion that black panthers were terrorizing their roadways when no panthers have ever existed in Great Britain in known history. Psychic projections do make for better explanations. Redfern expands this thoughtful theory to extend to Bigfoot and other such creatures. Perhaps the paranormal will not be welcome in this territory by those who faithfully search the woods for signs and proofs of Old Daddy Bigfoot’s actual, physical reality. After suggesting a paranormal explanation for a good many Bigfoot sightings, Redfern contends that some of those witnesses who have reported encountering Mammoths, Loch Ness-type water beasts, and saber-toothed tigers may have actually seen ghosts of these prehistoric beasts. And why not? ...As a major Redfern fan, I definitely recommend this book as one of his best."–Brad Steiger

"Welcome to the world of Nick Redfern, which ... seems to be dominated by strange experiences, strange characters who tell him tales of stranger and nastier things and even stranger and nastier doings...I see Nick Redfern as being in the tradition of the story teller, who like John Keel, uses folkloric themes in his work but weaves around them a storyline. This is really a book to be read out loud, perhaps before a roaring log fire in the Rampant Ram, or better still round the camp fire, throwing a fitful light into the darkness and casting sinister shadows. –Peter Rogerson, Magonia

"I recommend this book for people who are tired of the interruptions and measured humiliations of arrogant humans who prefer to stay willfully ignorant and thus who dismiss the well cognizable "more" that is offered by this world. There is a voice here for those who have been up close and personal with things they don't quite understand, but know what's out there." — Sydney Squidney, Good Reads


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