Metroplex Monsters: Dallas Demons, Fort Worth Goatmen and Other Terrors of the Trinity River

Metroplex Monsters: Dallas Demons, Fort Worth Goatmen and Other Terrors of the Trinity River

by Jason McLean


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In the metropolitan mosaic that joins Dallas and Fort Worth together into a brightly lit metroplex, some mysterious figures still manage to keep to the shadows and slip through the cracks. Even after the Lake Worth Monster inspired a rash of phone calls to the Fort Worth Police Department, the "Goatman of Greer Island" faded back into the haze of myth. Is Lake Granbury's Ol' One Eye an impossibly large catfish or a sidetracked sea serpent? Could pterosaurs really coexist with the region's congested skies? From the Lady of White Rock Lake to the Creature of Copper Canyon and the Chupacabras of Cedar Hill, Jason McLean methodically follows inexplicable events to their source and bizarre beasts to their lairs.

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ISBN-13: 9781467145435
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 10/05/2020
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 320,380
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Author and founder of the Society for the Investigation and Research of the Unknown (SIRU), Jason McLean was born and raised in DeSoto, Texas. He currently lives in Waxahachie with his wife and children, via Nacogdoches, Texas, where he and his wife graduated from Stephen F. Austin University. When not appearing on several weekly vodcasts or traveling North Texas for business, Jason can be found at his art desk in the back half of the closet he claimed - much to the chagrin of his long-suffering wife's wardrobe.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Davy Crockett's Creature: A Brief History of Bigfoot in Texas 11

What Is Texas Bigfoot?: Sasquatch or Shaman 15

The Green Wall 20

Fort Worth Freaks 26

The Evolution of the Goatman 31

Dallas Demons 46

The Goatman Goes Traveling 55

The Goatmen throughout History 59

La Mujer Lechuza, Also Known as the Lechuza of Oak Cliff 62

Bridges and Paranormal Entities 69

Mountain Creek Monster: Bigfoot of Grand Prairie and the Best Southwest Cities 74

The Ten Mile Creek: DeSoto 92

Dragons through History 99

Aquatic Anomalies 107

Conclusion 123

Bibliography 125

About the Author 128

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