and even that is restricted to Mr. O'Brien's collaboration with the Dead Whisper/EVP Project and the Indiana Ghost Trackers (pp. 214-36), and to an account concerning 'little people' sighted somewhere in New Mexico and a mention of odd structures known as 'bee hives' in Baca Grande, Colorado (pp. 248-54). In the author's words, "my main motivation...is to expand our definition of the trickster into the realms most academics have not ventured. This is why I have included near-tricksters like devils, demons, jinni, ghosts, spirits and human hoaxers in this work (pp. 342-3);" in addition to vampires, werewolves, wendigos, various mythical figures, cattle mutilation, and sundry.
To my dismay, much of the material, cherry-picked largely from the Internet, is too general and superficial or irrelevant, if not downright tedious when presented in the fashion of thesaurus entries (see pp. 25-36, 83-91, 258-64), to be of great use for seasoned researchers, though for neophytes it may serve as an introduction to Forteana -- the book is dedicated to the memory of the venerable John Keel, who passed away in July this year: RIP. Another thing that bugs me is that the writer resorts quite often to direct quotations from his previous tomes -- altogether around 19 pages. Also, there's no dearth of erroneous grammar, typos: "EVP recording occured...in eastern Russian" (instead of 'Russia', p. 215), "and there was no one was there" (p. 224), "we went ahead to our hotel to checked into" (p. 231), "some of their presentation was fabricated" (p. 288), "there are about were about 90 people" (p. 306), "what Shalizi fails to mention that the Trickster" (p. 310), "to write a write a book" (p. 311), so forth; and misspellings like 'reptilianss' (p. 67), 'they clamed' (p. 241), 'thes amalgams' (p. 245), 'Terrence McKenna' (p. 255), 'Rosicrucionism', 'Freemasonory' (p. 288), 'Tibetian' (p. 294), etc.
Some corrections and/or suggestions:
+ "...Prét are the spirits of unlucky humans who experience untimely deaths. These entitites can supposedly animate dead bodies at night" (p. 86). To the best of my knowledge, the existential (or even an ontological realm on the 'wheel of existence' [Tibetan: srid-'khor] in Buddhist - Hindu Weltanschauung) reality the preta-s (Sanskrit) or 'hungry ghosts' inhabit is the manifestation (or karmic result) of addiction to 'earthly pleasures' gained from booze, grub, narcotics, and the like.
+ The moniker 'Dracula' attached to the name of the Valachian governor Vlad Tepes (= Impaler; 1430/31-76) is falsely interpreted as "son of the Devil" (p. 103). It should rather be "son of the Dragon" ('Draculea' in Romanian), as his father was a member of the knightly Order/Society of (the) Dragon(ry) (Ordo/Societas Draconum/Draconistratum in Latin or 'Sárkány[os] Rend/Társaság' in Hungarian) that had been founded (1408) by the then-King of Hungary (not much later Holy Roman Emperor, then King of Bohemia) Zsigmond (Sigismund) of Luxembourg after a victorious military campaign in Bosnia against the rising power of Ottoman Turks.
+ As for the alleged 14-inch humanoid mummy, found in the San Pedro Mountains of Wyoming, once being a 65-year-old specimen of the legendary little people: The mummy went missing after 1951; the features of the said pygmy can be described in scientific terms as those of a still born, anencephalic infant. That is "the 'absence of cerebrum and cerebellum with absence of the flat bones of the skull.' It occurs during the third or fourth week of pregnancy, when...the head end of the fetus' neural tube...fails to close and the brain, scalp, and spinal cord do not develop properly...His prominent eyes can also be explained because 'the optic globes may protrude due to inadequately-formed bony orbits.' The cause of anencephaly...may be due to a lack of folic acid, vitamin B9, in the mother's diet" (pp. 86-7 of chapter 5 titled 'One Little Indian' in Robert Damon Schneck's The President's Vampire: Strange-but-True Tales of the United States of America2005).
Recommended reading: George P. Hansen's scholarly treatise, The Trickster and the Paranormal 2001.