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My Map Shows Where Legendary Monsters Hide In America
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My Map Shows Where Legendary Monsters Hide In America

The Monster Map is intended to serve as a reminder of some of the more unique and abstract American folklore traditions that we have. I have a strong interest in cultural anthropology and the art of storytelling, and in this age of homogenized consumer culture, I think it’s more important than ever to embrace the elements that make our town/state/nation special. My hope is that people can find something to celebrate in them – be it pride of place, a reminder of how special their hometown is, or maybe just an excuse to start a conversation at the bookstore or frame shop.

Monster’s in America: A Cryptozoological Map of the USA started with a healthy amount of research into the world of Cryptozoology. Loren Coleman’s body of work was hugely important for these interesting maps, and a visit to his museum (the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, ME) last summer really kicked the legendary creatures research up a level.

Once the initial set of mythical animal data was gathered, I set out to edit it all down to the point where I could allow sufficient room for the illustrations in these cool maps to live. I should add that by no means am I claiming that this is a definitive list of scary monsters in the USA – rather a compilation of what I consider to be 32 most important scary animals.

We were founded as a free nation by people who refused to do and think what others told them to. Stay free and weird people… it’s our birthright, and quite possibly, our obligation.

More info: hogislandpress.com

Monsters in America: A Cryptozoological Map of the United States

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JacquelynMains
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7 years ago

humorous and interesting about the folklore

MaureenNull
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7 years ago

It's an interesting way to tell people about all monsters in the folklore http://bit.ly/1wnWoo7

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Alberto Milesi
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1 year ago

Potresti farne delle t shirt con sopra la mappa,molto bello comunque complimenti.

54beb419d401a
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7 years ago

:)

Community Member
7 years ago

I like it but if you think about america, you are talking about North America, because USA is one of the two parts of America.

Jake Vander Male
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7 years ago

they forgot the michigan dogman

YolopopTai
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7 years ago

I've only heard of four of these. Interesting!

Yvonne Davis
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7 years ago

Where to go to to see the information up close?Your monsters were given numbers to specific areas - unable to correlate w/inspecting closer

Yvonne Davis
Community Member
7 years ago

Dorry- I found it.

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JacquelynMains
Community Member
7 years ago

humorous and interesting about the folklore

MaureenNull
Community Member
7 years ago

It's an interesting way to tell people about all monsters in the folklore http://bit.ly/1wnWoo7

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Alberto Milesi
Community Member
1 year ago

Potresti farne delle t shirt con sopra la mappa,molto bello comunque complimenti.

54beb419d401a
Community Member
7 years ago

:)

Community Member
7 years ago

I like it but if you think about america, you are talking about North America, because USA is one of the two parts of America.

Jake Vander Male
Community Member
7 years ago

they forgot the michigan dogman

YolopopTai
Community Member
7 years ago

I've only heard of four of these. Interesting!

Yvonne Davis
Community Member
7 years ago

Where to go to to see the information up close?Your monsters were given numbers to specific areas - unable to correlate w/inspecting closer

Yvonne Davis
Community Member
7 years ago

Dorry- I found it.

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