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By Linda S. Godfrey

From pre-Columbian legends to modern day eyewitness bills, this entire consultant covers the background, sightings and lore surrounding the main mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey satan, and more.

Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t simply figments of our overactive imaginations—according to millions of eyewitnesses, they exist, in each nook of the USA. all through America’s heritage, surprised onlookers have obvious incredible creatures of each stripe—from sea serpents to apelike beings, colossal bats to monkeymen—in each region.

Author, investigator, and creature professional Linda S. Godfrey brings an analogous fearless reporting she lent to Real Wolfmen to this crucial advisor, utilizing historic checklist, present-day information experiences, and eyewitness interviews to check this hidden menagerie of America’s homegrown beasts.

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Reincarnation memories come to some people at various times in their lives, but the majority of us never have them. It is my conviction from the studies I have undertaken, that only where a previous lifetime has in some way been cut short or has been tragic, is the individual given part of the memory as a sort of bonus to influence his or her present conduct. The lives of people who have had full lives prior to the present one are never remembered, neither in dreams nor in so-called waking flashes or in deja vu, which is a phenomenon sometimes related to reincarnation memories.

I try not to call him," Mrs. Thornhill explained to me. "I feel he has a great deal of work to do. He told me he is happy and I know we will see each other again. " Mrs. ThornhiU's "open channel" did not operate only for her late husband. There were others who wished to let her know that their existence continued, or who took an interest in what she was doing here on the physical side of life. Shortly after she moved into her town apartment in the winter of 1966, she went to Europe. Returning in time for the Christmas holiday, she was expecting her brother Don Marvin to come from California to spend Christmas with her.

Either way it is what we call paranormal. Finally, the word hallucinating has been bandied about indiscriminately by would-be parapsychologists explaining phenomena they have not themselves witnessed or investigated. Their aim is to explain these occurrences in terms of "orthodox" science; they forget that science is a changing concept. When a person hallucinates an image or sound, that person is the originator of it and is presumed to have an abnormality of mind or emotional constitution that permits these phenomena to occur.

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