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The Complete Guide to Mysterious Beings

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  215 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
A comprehensive encyclopedia of the unexplained, with incredible eyewitness accounts of strange creatures from around the globe.

Including:
Angles and Demons; The Mothman; Dinosaurs that still roam the earth; Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman, and other hairy monsters; A real-life land of the giants;
The Loch Ness monster, the Silver Lake Sea Serpent, and other lake creatures;
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 13th 2002 by Tor Books (first published 1975)
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Mike (the Paladin)
All I can say is you've got to read it to appreciate it. A compilation of odd and/or strange creatures told of throughout the world. You'll only get a beginning view of Keel's odd understanding/theory about paranormal events and creatures here.

Update:
I was "real into" strange but true type books when I was younger. From the '60s on I snapped them up as they came out. I read everything from Charles Fort to Frank Edwards. Then later (the 1970s) I came on John A.Keel's books.

If you've seen the movi
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Travelin
Mar 28, 2014 Travelin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It's a kind of tautology to point out strange things about a Strange Creatures book. This man was a journalist with a lot of practice writing exposition. It's hilarious how much honor he says journalists have. But he 1) is very satisfied that bounties killed the last wild wolves in parts of the U.S. 2) Takes UFOlists to task for not being open to every alleged sighting in history. In tandem to reading about the apparent extinction of the Tasmanian Tiger, his obsession with strange creatures soun ...more
Frank Unknown
Sep 10, 2014 Frank Unknown rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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EDIT: Since I first posted this review, it's become apparent that 'Strange Creatures From Time and Space' is the original title of 'The Complete Guide to Mysterious Beings.' I read it as 'SCFTAS,' and don't know if there are any significant differences between the two editions.

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Oh, John Keel.

I've read Keel before, a paperback copy of The Mothman Prophecies a few years ago. Like any good piece of paranormal literature it was fun, creepy, imaginative, and completely full of shit -- I closed
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Teressa
Apr 25, 2015 Teressa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Strange Mutants" was an interesting listen. I enjoy the different stories from the U.S. and around the world of sightings of the Yeti, Bigfoot, Mothman, UFO's, demon dogs, vampire bats and other strange creatures. Disappearing cattle, flying snakes, and other elusive animals make for great listening. I love the subject therefore I can never get enough of the stories.

I watch TV shows with similar content and there has been legendary sightings and some proven evidence. I grew up with the story of
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Terri
Aug 02, 2015 Terri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this audio book as a gift in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. This book is about the odd, strange creature reports through the last one hundred years. From big foot to aliens, it's all there. I enjoyed listening to this narration of this book. Some of it had me shaking my head at human behavior and some had me saying "Oh My!". I would hope that now we have evolved enough that should we come upon a creature we don't know or understand, that we would approach it with kindness, ...more
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John Alva Keel (born Alva John Kiehle) was a Fortean author and professional journalist.

Keel wrote professionally from the age of 12, and was best known for his writings on unidentified flying objects, the "Mothman" of West Virginia, and other paranormal subjects. Keel was arguably one of the most widely read and influential ufologists since the early 1970s. Although his own thoughts about UFOs an
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