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Review: Monster Files

Review: Monster Files

redfern monster filesMonster Files: A Look Inside Government Secrets and Classified Documents on Bizarre Creatures and Extraordinary Animals
by Nick Redfern

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (May 22, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1601632630
ISBN-13: 978-1601632630

(Barry’s score 5 out of 5)
Monster Files: A Look Inside Government Secrets and Classified Documents on Bizarre Creatures and Extraordinary Animals

Product description:

Does the Pentagon have the body of Bigfoot on ice?
What is the U.S. military hiding from us about lake monsters?
What is the link between the CIA and the abominable snowman?
Why is there a British government file on sea serpents?
What do the Russians know about animal ESP?

For decades there have been persistent rumors, tales, and legends that government agencies all around the world have been secretly collecting and studying data on bizarre beasts, amazing animals, and strange creatures.

Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, sea serpents, psychic pets, the chupacabras, and the abominable snowman have all attracted official, classified interest.

Now, for the first time, the full, fearsome facts are finally revealed in Nick Redfern’s Monster Files.

You’ll discover all the amazing cryptozoological truths, conspiracies, and cover-ups behind the secret studies by the Pentagon, the Kremlin, and the British military, among many others.

Despite what your parents might have told you when you were a child, monsters, creepy creatures, and terrifying beasts really do exist. And our governments know all about them.

My thoughts:

I have never been disappointed with a Nick Redfern book and this one is his best thus far. First, the cover art is fantastic, it has this wonderful Indiana Jones vibe. Each chapter begins with a grunge page with a handwritten-like font that gives the book a field guide feel.  While there is a nice selection of interior art and pictures in the book, I would like to have seen some of them in color.

As you might expect from a Redfern book, there is a nice sized Bibliography which should make for a nice jumping off point for your own research. The book begins with Roosevelt’s Bigfoot story and travels through cryptid  stories until taunting us with a Megalania prisca. I have to say that I am pretty skeptical when it comes to some of the stories, but Redfern certainly knows how to lay out an interesting case.

Perfect for the paranormal geeks out there, I just happen to know a redhead who, if you were to whip this book out of the pocket of your cargo shorts, would swoon — swoon at the sight of this book. I enjoyed every minute of it and would give Monster Files: A Look Inside Government Secrets and Classified Documents on Bizarre Creatures and Extraordinary Animals 5 sea serpents out of 5.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page Books and Warwick Associates. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 
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