Throughout the United States and Canada, there are innumerable reports of strange creatures lurking in the waters. Tales of sea, lake, and river monsters predate the arrival of Europeans to the continent by centuries. Though the lake monster phenomenon has largely been written off as the work of hoaxers or the misidentification of known species, author Denver Michaels does not believe that these creatures can be dismissed quite so easily. Michaels believes that people are seeing something in the water, and he explores the mystery in depth in his work. In this book, Denver Michaels examines reports of lake monsters in the United States and Canada. Simply put, Michaels' title says it all—people are seeing something—sincere, honest people report seeing strange creatures in the water on a regular basis. The reports are real; moreover, there is much more to the plethora of sightings than just the misidentification of known animals and hoaxes. Michaels also takes the time to examine the bodies of water where cryptids are said to dwell. Could the nature of the lakes themselves point to some sort of link that could help explain lake monster sightings? Although Michaels believes that uncategorized creatures exist, he approaches the topic with a skeptical eye.
Denver Michaels is an author with a passion for cryptozoology, the paranormal, lost civilizations, and all things unexplained. At age 42, the Virginia native released his first book PEOPLE ARE SEEING SOMETHING—a culmination of many years of research on the lake monster phenomenon. Since then, he has gone on to write WATER MONSTERS SOUTH OF THE BORDER. Michaels is employed as an engineering technologist and works full-time. He is married with three children. In his spare time, Michaels enjoys the outdoors and traveling and he continues to perform research and writing for future works.
PEOPLE ARE SEEING SOMETHING: A Survey of Lake Monsters in the United States and Canada By Denver Michaels. 252 Pages. 6x9 Paperback. Illustrated. Bibliography. Index.