The Top Cryptozoology Books of 2012

The Top Cryptozoology Books of 2012


by Loren Coleman, coauthor/author of True Giants, Cryptozoology A to Z, Mysterious America, Bigfoot!, The Field Guide to Bigfoot, and others.

What cryptozoology books did you like the best in 2012?

Here’s my annual list of ones you don’t want to miss.

Best Cryptozoology Book of the Year

Beast Boggy Creek

The Beast Of Boggy Creek

by Lyle Blackburn

Best Cryptozoology Encyclopedias of the Year

Bigfoot Filmography


The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and Television

by David Coleman



The Encyclopaedia of New and Rediscovered Animals

by Karl P.N. Shuker

Best Sasquatch/Bigfoot Book of the Year


Sasquatch in British Columbia

by Christopher Murphy

Best Lake Monster Book of the Year

Champ Book

The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America’s Loch Ness Monster

by Robert E. Bartholomew

Best Sea Monster Book of the Year


Sea Serpent Carcasses: Scotland – from The Stronsa Monster to Loch Ness

by Glen Vaudrey

Best Autobiographical Cryptozoological Book of the Year

Monster Diary

Monster Diary: On the Road in Search of Strange and Sinister Creatures

by Nick Redfern

Best Cryptozoology Journal of the Year

Journal Crypto

The Journal of Cryptozoology: Volume One

by Karl P. N. Shuker, Editor

Best Skeptical Cryptozoological Book of the Year


Investigating the Impossible: Sea-Serpents in the Air…

by Ulrich Magin

Best Regional Cryptozoology Books of the Year

Bigfoot in Kentucky

by BM Nunnelly

Strange Pennsylvania Monsters

by Michael Newton

Monsters of West Virginia: Mysterious Creatures in the Mountain State

by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Monsters of Maryland: Mysterious Creatures in the Old Line State

by Ed Okonowicz

Monsters of Virginia: Mysterious Creatures in the Old Dominion

by L. B. Taylor Jr.

Best Wolfmen As Cryptid Book of the Year

Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America

by Linda S. Godfrey


That is my nonfiction list for 2012.

Didn’t see your book mentioned here? Of course, I can’t review, critique, or rank your book, or, if you are a publisher, your published works, if I am not sent copies. If you are interested for 2012 and 2013, send along a review print copy book (not an e-book) to

Loren Coleman, Director

International Cryptozoology Museum

11 Avon Street

Portland, ME 04101

Thank you. Happy Holidays.