Stratic Strip.jpg

My Fortean Bookshelf

Take a peek into my ever expanding fortean bookshelf full of books and novels, perfect for researching everything from cryptozoology, the paranormal, aliens & UFOs, conspiracys and more! As an Amazon Affiliate member, I receive a small commission if you decide to follow the links I provide to purchase the books. I'm always super grateful to anyone who chooses to help support Strangeology in this way to keep things running here. No pressure though! Anyway, on with the collection! Make sure to check back often for new additions to Strangeology's Fortean Bookshelf!

cryptidsatoz

My go-to compendium of all things cryptid is Cryptozoology A to Z by well known cryptozoologist, Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark. I refer to this book constantly and it has a great index which helps you find whatever info you're looking for in a pinch. Check it out here!

chasingamericanmonsters.jpg

The second book I want to recommend is Chasing American Monsters by Jason Offutt. This book is similar to the previous book, but focuses primarily on American cryptids & legendary monsters. Offutt's descriptions are great and also made it easy to search and reference all of the different creatures of legend we find in America. It also has some really great illustrations of the different cryptids which is super fun. You can check this book out here!

 
mythicalcreaturesbible.jpg

The final book I wanted to mention here is The Mythical Creatures Bible by Brenda Rosen. This book has been a worldwide adventure delving into folktales and legends from across the many different human cultures around the globe. There so much in the realm of folklore that I had never been exposed to or research, and Rosen's research and compiling of all of the different types of creatures there are makes for a great read and source of information. You can check it out here!

alesoftheOzarkHowler.png

Saul Ashton and Hawthorne Cornus' book, Tales of the Ozark Howler chronicles the compelling stories of a strange and ancient beast haunting the hills and mountains of the Ozark Region of America. If you love the Ozark Howler, this is a must read book! If you follow through my link it helps me out and keeps the lights on with a small commission from Amazon. Thanks for reading! Buy the book here (or click the book image)!

The Mothman Prophecies

John Keel's book, The Mothman Prophecies: A True Story is a fascinating and journalistic chronicling of the story of Mothman, and Point Pleasant, WV. If you follow through my link to purchase the book, it helps me out a lot and keeps the lights on with a small commission from Amazon. You can buy the book here (or click the book image)!

 
lanulos.jpg

In 1971, Woody Derenberger wrote an autobiographical account, Visitors from Lanulos: My Contact with Indrid Cold all about his contactee experience with Indrid Cold. Once a rare find, this book was reissued in 2014. Derenberger recounts his truly bizarre experiences and what happened after. Again, if you follow my link, Amazon will give me a tiny little commission, which helps me keep Strangeology going! Follow the link here or click the book image to buy! Thanks for reading!

 
Chariots

Erich von Däniken's book, Chariot's of the Gods? is a fascinating thought exercise about humanity's origins and the Nazca Lines are one of the many subjects he covers. If you follow through my link it helps me out and keeps the lights on with a small commission from Amazon. Buy the book here (or click the book image)!

 
Arrival

Erich von Däniken followed up on the subject of the Nazca Lines with his 1998 book Arrival of the Gods which you can purchase here (or click the book image!). 

Screen Shot 2020-10-07 at 1.16.03 AM.png

James Renner's book, It Came From Ohio is a great collection of strange and wild stories that been reported over the years in Ohio, and if you want to read more on the Loveland Frogman and the weird state it lives in you should check this book out! If you follow through my link it helps me out and keeps the lights on with a small commission from Amazon. Thanks for reading! Buy the book here (or click the book image)!

Cabrera

Javier Cabrera Darouea's 1994 book, The Message of the Engraved Stones of Ica that takes an academic look after studying the stones for 40 years. If you follow through my link it helps me out and keeps the lights on. Thanks for reading! Buy it here (or click the book image)!

spookysouth

S.E. Scholosser's book, Spooky South is a great compendium of strange stories and encounters that have been reported in the American South. If you follow through my link it helps me out and keeps the lights on. Thanks for reading! Buy it here (or click the book image)!

Weird New England

Joseph A. Citro's book, Weird New England is a great compendium of strange stories and encounters that have been reported in the the Northeastern part of the United States, including more info about the Northfield Pigman! If you follow through my link it helps me out and keeps the lights on. Buy it here (or click the book image)!

Hunter for the Skinwalker

The Hunt for the Skinwalker by George Knapp and Colm A. Kelleher, Ph.D., is a great place to begin if you want to read more on the subject of Skinwalkers and the high strangeness surrounding the Uintah basin area of Utah. Click on the book image or here to purchase!

The Utah UFO Display

Frank B. Salisbury's book The Utah UFO Display takes a scientific approach to examining the UFO phenomena notorious for the Uintah Basin region of Utah. With 400 eyewitness accounts, his analysis makes though-provoking connections, perhaps even to the infamous Skinwalker Ranch. Click here to purchase or click on the book!