In his first book, PEOPLE ARE SEEING SOMETHING, Denver Michaels examined the lake monster phenomenon in the United States and Canada. In this book, Michaels takes us on a trip “South of the Border” to study the myths, legends, folklore, and eyewitness reports of water monsters in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central & South America. He asks the questions: What parallels can be drawn between the creatures found “South of the Border” and their Canadian and American counterparts? What are we to make of the Mermaid legends of South America? Could there be dinosaurs roaming the remote reaches of the Amazon? What are “water tigers”? Is the “giant anaconda” a mythical creature, or does it actually exist? Though many creatures that were feared by native people centuries ago seem to be mythical, what are the ancient myths and legends trying to tell us? Could some of these creatures be based on something that lived in the remote past? Michaels explores these questions and many others in his work. However, some of the answers may be disturbing... Chapters on: The Patagonian Plesiosaur; The Mysterious Lake Titicaca; Lake Guatavita; the Monster in Lake Tota; Mermaid Legends of South America; The Lakooma; Man-Eating Fish; The Ahuizotl; Lake Nicaragua; The Creature from San Miguel Lagoon; more. A unique book!
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.
WATER MONSTERS SOUTH OF THE BORDER By Denver Michaels. 158 Pages. 6x9 Paperback. Illustrated. Bibliography. Index.