In the Land of Cattawampus: the Complete Exploration of West Virginia's Elusive, Ghostly, and Fanciful Beasts
Hidden in the mountains, hills, forests, cities, and waterways of West Virginia, numerous monsters and creatures lurk. Discover the Mountain State's cryptids, alien visitors, folk beasts, paranormal entities, and beings of superstition; learn about their daily lives, habitats, diets, family life, anatomy, and more. 400+ pages of monsters, their histories, and lives in a colorful, fantastical, fully illustrated book; creatures included: Bigfeet: Apple Devil, Fairfeet, Grafton Monster, Stonemen, Yahoo, Yellow Gape, Woodland Crooner Aves: Day Hoot, Departure Bird, Devil Eggs, Proboscis Bird, Thunderbird, Tlanuwa, Snaggle Tooth Roc Extraterrestrials: Flatwoods Monster, Grinning Men, Silver Saucers and Other UFOs, Vegetable Man, Aerial Manta Rays Fae: Blue Grims, Common Faeries, Common Brownies, Nunnehi, S'liss, Common Sprites, Spirit of the Forest, Common Nymphs, Canridauis, Common Gnomes Plants: Dandy-Lion, Four-Leaved Clovers, Pallidae & Waxen Acorns, Red Ramps, Halfings: Lu'Scorn, Cursed Ones, No Eyes, Metamorphae, Shadow People, Wampus Cat & Obsidian Bobcats, Wicks, Stoneclad, Beastmen Insects: Fireco Monster, Laced Amberwing, Golden-Headed Handsome Trig, Glass Beetle, Tongue Bunnies, Messenger Bees, Whooping Spider In the Waters: Monongy, Fangmalia, Mudbottoms, Ogua, Winifred, Msi-Pissi, Uktena Mammalians: Appalachian Black Panther, Pokim, Catawampus, Devil Dog, Living Towers, House Bats, Nyah-Gwaheh, Pipisanguisuge, Sheepsquatch, Snarly Yow, Southern Masked Bear, Yakwawiak, Moon-Eyed People, Night Mares, Yunwi Tsunsdi' Reptiles: Cumberland Dragon, Hesink, Rain Snakes, Storm Snappers, Snallygaster Unclassifiable: Abbagoochie, Flying Heads, Mothman, Red Eyes, Headless Guardian, Moving Mountains, Stone Heads, Stonecoat, Corpse Walker, Slank, Thunderers Mysterious and Wonderful Objects: Death Crowns, Evil Eye Charm, Kindling Chimes, Star Quilts, Weeping Woman Statue Paranormal Entities: over 150 paranormal entities from Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Martinsburg, Beckley, St. Albans, Bluefield, Moundsville, Hurricane, Point Pleasant, Weston, Lewisburg, and many other cities
This is Volume One of the North American Cryptid Series.
I'm a pretty quiet person from Southern Ohio that loves monsters, animals, stories, and history. I moved to Fairbanks, AK to study art and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2017, afterward moving to & working in El Paso, TX. Currently, I reside in Lucasville, OH.
I enjoy outdoor activities - like hiking, kayaking, and sightseeing - reading, drawing, throwing pottery, sculpting, playing video games, and playing dungeons and dragons with my friends. ~Kristen Puckett - Appalachian Illustrator, Folklorist, & Ceramicist