A Menagerie of Mysterious Beasts: Encounters with Cryptid Creatures

A Menagerie of Mysterious Beasts: Encounters with Cryptid Creatures

by Ken Gerhard


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Draw Back the Curtain and Marvel at the Amazing Collection of Mysterious Beasts Within

Join cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard on an enigmatic journey through the world of mysterious beasts, exploring eyewitness encounters with creatures thought to exist only in myths and legends. This compelling compendium presents a wide variety of astounding and bizarre creatures, from the Minnesota Iceman to the White Bluff Screamer to the Texas T. rex.

Discover the fascinating history and modern case studies of ape-men roaming the Americas. Experience captivating, first-hand accounts of dragon, werewolf, and mermaid sightings from Europe to Australia. Featuring sea monsters, colossal insects, enormous eagles, oversized amphibians, and more, A Menagerie of Mysterious Beasts is the ultimate resource for cryptid creature enthusiasts.


"In his new book, Ken Gerhard—the Indiana Jones of monster-hunting—provides us with an absolute smorgasbord of unknown animals."—Nick Redfern, author of Chupacabra Road Trip

"Ken Gerhard's writings are always replete with original research and hitherto-unpublished reports. A Menagerie of Mysterious Beasts is no exception—a monstrously good, thoroughly entertaining, and highly informative read for cryptozoology fans everywhere!"—Dr. Karl P.N. Shuker, author of A Manifestation of Monsters

"Ken Gerhard deftly blends authentic historical accounts with piles of new eyewitness reports to create a heady, global cocktail of cryptid mysteries."—Linda S. Godfrey, author of American Monsters

"After reading this menagerie of the damned you will be in no doubt that monsters are real."—Richard Freeman, author of Dragons

"Ken brings us an excellent read, a combination of his own personal investigations and direct eyewitness testimony. Importantly, the book flows very well as it deals with a variety of cryptids, including more controversial subjects which he is to be credited for not shying away from."—Adam Davies, cryptozoologist and explorer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738746661
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 09/08/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 357,745
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ken Gerhard (San Antonio, TX) is a widely recognized cryptozoologist. He has traveled around the world searching for evidence of mysterious animals including Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, Flying Creatures and even Werewolves. Ken has authored three books on the unexplained and his research has been featured on the History Channel, Travel Channel, Syfy, National Geographic, A&E, truTV, Nat Geo Wild, Science Channel and Destination America. He is a regular guest on Coast to Coast AM.  

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Strange Saga of the Minnesota Iceman

Chapter 2: Ape Men in the Americas

Chapter 3: Werewolves and other Cryptid Carnivores

Chapter 4: Sea Monsters

Chapter 5: Enormous Eagles

Chapter 6: Dragons in Modern Times’

Chapter 7: Massive Amphibians

Chapter 8: Creepy Crawlies

Chapter 9: Phantoms, Fairies and Mermaids



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