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Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles & Other Winged Beasts

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A strange creature with gigantic, blood-red embers for eyes crept out of the dark in West Virginia. Dozens of witnesses reported seeing the winged beast--later identified as the Mothman--take flight, chasing cars at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.

Cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard has traveled the world collecting evidence on the Mothman, the Owlman, the Van Meter Creature,
Paperback, 227 pages
Published September 8th 2013 by Llewellyn Publications (first published September 1st 2013)
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Kyle Philson
Dec 10, 2013 Kyle Philson rated it it was amazing
Encounters with Flying Humanoids is one of the best sources for a full compendium/list of esoteric flying cryptids. It is packed from cover to cover with stories of strange beast that have been spotted all over the entire world. The author did far more than just research these creatures from the internet and compile them for this book. He actually traveled to some of these places and interviewed some of the eyewitnesses himself and it really shows. Before this book I was only aware of the ever-p ...more
Jan 25, 2015 Adrian rated it really liked it
Much like his previous book, “Big Bird!”, the book is easy to read through, with each entity having its own article-like section of the book, and it is easy to read the book all at once without realizing. Gerhard has also managed to fix some of the issues present in his previous book, citing several other professionals in his investigations, ultimately leading to a mix of perspectives that greatly enhances the book as a whole. This book can easily be recommended to anyone who is interested in cr ...more
Margaret Sholders
Sep 10, 2013 Margaret Sholders rated it really liked it
This is an interesting book to read. I have always been drawn to anything odd, paranormal and otherwise strange. I especially liked this book because Ken worked hard to include a great many countries and stories I had never heard of before. There were stories in Cornwall, Britain, South America, Mexico and top of the list is our very own Mothman in West Virginia. I am rather drawn to the Jersey Devil as it has been spotted in my husband's hometown of Swedesboro, New Jersey. I am always on the fe ...more
Jun 06, 2014 Patricia rated it it was amazing
This is the best book you will find anywhere about flying humanoids! Ken Gerhard is one of the top Cryptozoologists in the world. When he writes a book, it is based on facts and information that he has thoroughly investigated.

The stories in this book are fasinating. Mr. Gerhard writes in a style that the reader can easily understand and follow. Mothman has always been one of my favorite subjects and is one of the subjects well covered in this book.

This is a must read for anyone interested in fl
Somer Canon
Dec 15, 2013 Somer Canon rated it really liked it
I grabbed this book because, as someone who has been reading Stephen King since I was in the third grade and watching R rated horror movies since before I even started school, the idea of these flying humanoids is one of the last things that sincerely creeps me out. While this book didn't exactly inspire nightmares, it was an interesting read.
Oct 04, 2013 Brent rated it liked it
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Interesting for the compilation of reports. Less interesting for the authors inexact use of the words "mind" (e.g. "the mind is a strange organ" wtf?), "diabolical" and others I can't remember. While I knew what he was meaning, it was jarring.
Trey Nowell
Sep 13, 2014 Trey Nowell rated it really liked it
Very interesting accounts of various beings seen over centuries and reported by multiple sources. Appendix was also very enjoyable to read.
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Ken Gerhard is a professional monster hunter and has investigated reports of mysterious beasts around the world including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, giant winged creatures like Mothman and Thunderbirds and even werewolves.

In addition to appearing in three episodes of the television series Monster Quest (History Channel), Texan Cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard is featured in the His
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