Monsters of the Deep

by Nick Redfern
Monsters of the Deep

Monsters of the Deep” by Nick Redfern. This book is more cryptozoology than biography, but for fishing fans, that’s fine.

Bookworm Sez

☆☆☆☆☆ Karl Shuker praises a compendious collection of aquatic cryptids … I [have] been thoroughly entertained and educated reading this fine work …

Fortean Times

… both informative and very entertaining … divided into a number of sections such as 'Ocean Creatures, 'Inland Water Monsters', 'Humanoids of the Water' and 'Nessie-like' creatures, as well as legendary and mythological monsters, and a look at explanatory theories … Redfern presents a balanced overview of an incredibly broad range of anomalous phenomena.

Magonia Review

… provides about 100 accounts of monsters that live in water, including ocean creatures; the Loch Ness and related monsters; other inland water monsters; dragons and wurms; snakes and eels; creatures inhabiting caves, tunnels, and sewers; water gods, spirits, and mythological creatures; humanoids of the water; reptilians and alien influences; and theories, categorizations, and monsters and environmental pollution.

Protoview Book News

Another stellar entry from Nick Redfern, and a must-have for your cryptid library, whether you’re into lake monsters or not.
A deep dive into the undersea netherworld of sea serpents, lake monsters, surviving dinosaurs, genetically altered mutants, and legendary aquatic creatures.

Water takes up 70 percent of Earth’s surface, with countless lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, seas and oceans covering much of the land, but what lurks beneath the water? For centuries, sightings have been made of huge, marauding monsters swimming the world’s oceans and lakes. They include Scotland’s legendary Loch Ness Monster; the United States’ equivalent, Champ, of Lake Champlain; and Canada’s long-necked denizen of the deep known as Ogopogo. These, and many more, famous monsters of the world below us also include giant squid, massive octopi, and even the fabled Kraken and the fabled mermaids of millennia long-gone. Possibly, too, there survive populations of marine reptiles that were assumed to have gone extinct millions of years ago, in the Jurassic period, such as the plesiosaur.

Whether scaly or slithery, massive prehistoric dinosaurs or mutant serpents, Monsters of the Deep catalogs nearly 100 accounts of eels, alligators, reptiles, giant squids, snakes, worms, deadly fish, and cold-blooded creatures of all manner and ilk. It reveals the astonishing extent to which lake monsters and sea serpents have surfaced throughout history to terrify, perplex, and amaze those who have crossed paths with these monsters of the unknown.

Master storyteller, established author, and respected expert on the unexplained and paranormal Nick Redfern sifts through the historical record, first-person accounts, and unearthed government files on lake monsters and sea serpents to tell of encounters with a variety of beasts, including ...

  • Cheever Felch’s 19th-century account of the massive Gloucester, New England, Sea Serpent
  • The brontosaurus-like Mokele-Mbembe of the Congo
  • The supernatural Bunyip, a monster that lurks within the creeks, lagoons, and swamps of Australia that has been known to the Aboriginal people for centuries
  • The disputed claims of Teddy May, former Commissioner of Sewers in New York, of alligators roaming the sewers of the city
  • The monster-sized fish in the River Nene, in the Fens, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Modern mutants genetically altered by pollution
  • And many more!

    This richly researched reference overflows with fascinating information to make you think about—and reconsider—dipping your toes into water. With more than 120 photos and graphics, this tome is nicely illustrated. Monsters of the Deep also includes a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness.

  • About Nick Redfern

    Nick Redfern Nick Redfern is the author of 30 books on UFOs and cryptozoology, including Monster Files;
    The Real Men in Black; The NASA Conspiracies;
    and Strange Secrets. He has appeared on more than 70 TV shows, including: the BBC’s Out of This World; the SyFy Channel’s Proof Positive; and the History Channel’s Monster Quest.

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