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Alien Animals (Panther Books) Hardcover – 20 Jun 1985

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; Revised edition edition (20 Jun. 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0586064699
  • ISBN-13: 978-0586064696
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 12.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,165,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This book contains some intriguing photographs, most of which turn out to have been exposed as fakes, and the bibliography contains no sceptical material and although the text has quite a lot of insulting things to say about doubters, it totally fails to address the issues sceptics raise. Cases which contradict their theories are ignored, and of course no proven hoaxes are mentioned.
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I have collected most of what the Bords have published and I have to be honest I am never disappointed. Always well put together with photos and illustrations. A great addition to the library of the supernatural geek
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Format: Hardcover
I finally managed to get a copy of this book a few years back as it mostly out of print now and it proved to be a an intriguing read.

Now,I have always been familiar with what we term `alien animals` from the yeti/big foot to the moth man and ufo`s etc.. So I was quite delighted to find such a wealth of information for such an old book! This book is mainly a collection of stories and eyewitness accounts of the, shall we say, paranormal. This goes beyond the yeti and aliens and takes you on a journey through personal eye witness accounts (some dating back to the 17 and 1800`s.) and also folklore. This covers black dogs, Lochness monster the mysterious moth man, large birds that have been known to abduct children?!!! Yes, I was also quite shocked by this! And many more sightings and tales. I only give it four stars as I feel perhaps there could have been a little more to it. Other than that it makes for a very interesting read.

So, all in all I would say this is a must have for anyone interested in the unknown, mysteries,
zoology etc.. Grab a copy if you can as it is quite hard to find now and has quite a cult following.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x897a7858) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x89903528) out of 5 stars Lovecraft would be proud 7 Feb. 2011
By Bobandy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Who knew that there were giant, glowing-eyed dogs, big cats, bigfeet, lake monsters, and Mothmen running and flying around in multiple dimensions with about as much ease as a cocroach runs across the kitchen floor at night? Why, you will! After reading this book, you'll find that not only are ghostly critters the norm, but they're rather common. This is classic '70s wierdness captured in book form and you'll have a great time reading about the supernatural aspect of all your favorite monsters. The photo of the three naked "witches" with the perky breasts trying to summon a lake monster is just an added bonus.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x89903774) out of 5 stars One of my favorite books! 16 Nov. 2010
By Patrick J. Schmitt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
THE book that launched my interest in cryptozoology. I've read it more than a dozen times. Many creatures are covered in detail including hairy hominids (bigfoot, etc.), lake monsters, alien cats, black dogs, winged things, etc. I highly recommend this very interesting read.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x899039b4) out of 5 stars Very good, if unusual perspective on Cryptozoological creatures 8 Jun. 2013
By H.M. 2005 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book, written in 1980 and re-published in 1981 in paperback (which is the edition I am reviewing here) has 5 chapters about Cryptozoological creatures; Chapter 1 is devoted to Lake Monsters, including The Loch Ness Monster, Champ, Ogopogo and other lesser-known denizens of the deep; Chapter 2 is about giant cats (panthers, lions in unusual places) with some sightings in the Bords' home country of England; Chapter 3 examines large black dogs and how they are sometimes a portent of horrible storms or death and sometimes are not even solid matter (!); Chapter 4 tells us about giant winged creatures, inclduing Thunderbirds, the Mothman, giant eagles and other winged terrors and Chapter 5 brings us perhaps the most well-known cryptids around the world-BHM's The Bords' designation for Big Hairy Monsters (Bigfoot/Sasquatch, Yeti, Man Monkey of England and the Almas of Russia). Some of the more famous cases of each of these cryptids are examined in each chapter, other accounts not so well-known. Chapter 6 attempts to explain the proliferation of these mystery cryptids and what may be the explanation for them appearing, especially in areas where they would not seem to be able to survive due to limited food sources or shelter or water. The Bords propose there may be a stranger explanation for these animals-that they are actually spiritual animals more so than flesh and blood. They also examine the UFO aspect and how it may explain some sightings and reports. The Bords are only proposing those as possible theories-they are not necessarily endorsing these as explanations for mystery creatures. All in all, I enjoyed this book a great deal, and it belongs in all Cryptozoology libraries (it is sitting beside my copies of the Bords' other books The Bigfoot Casebook and The Evidence For Bigfoot and Other Man-Beasts). This book is a solid 9 out of 10. Very good effort by the Bords.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x89903d14) out of 5 stars Cryptozoology Book thats Won the Test of Time 9 May 2004
By David Cranley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
No reason to seek out other crypto-books that have been written about the same story's the Bord's already investigated and researched. But then on the other hand it may be of personal interest to "see" just how these story's have changed or stayed the same.
The study of hidden animals "on earth" are well represented here and gives a still current picture of their mystery.
By Redemption - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I remember first seeing this book 30 years ago as a kid in seventh grade. My school had it in the library. I bought a copy a few years ago and lost it in a divorce. I bought another so all is well. It is dated for the present but still a good read.
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