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Backyard Bigfoot by Lisa A. Shiel

Length: 198 pages3 hours


Bigfoot...Fact or Fiction?

Read this book before you decide!


From recent footprints to ghostly figures painted on stone centuries ago, "Backyard Bigfoot" presents startling evidence that the hairy creatures who lurk in our world’s backcountry represent more than a figment of our collective imagination. Bigfoot expert Lisa A. Shiel lays out the evidence — physical and folkloric, ancient and modern — to prove that Bigfoot and its kin all over the world stand closer to us than we ever imagined.

If you’re a newcomer to the subject, you’ll learn valuable facts as the author guides you through the mine field of theories, counter-theories, and assumptions about Bigfoot. Knowledgeable researchers will find a treasure trove of little-known evidence and usually taboo concepts. In perfect detail, Shiel lays out her singular and astonishing revelations about Bigfoot, gleaned from years of research — both in the field and in the historical archives. Joining her odyssey, you’ll explore:

* Stick signs —purposeful symbols created with sticks and other material;
* Mane braiding, where intricate braids appear in horses’ manes overnight;
* Predominant Bigfoot theories, and why they don’t fit the facts;
* UFO-Bigfoot connection details typically dismissed by academic pedagogues; and
* Distorted human history and how it affects our perceptions of the Bigfoot enigma.

From human evolution to lost civilizations, from UFOs to ancient artwork, Shiel weaves disparate threads into one incredible yet thoroughly believable theoretical tapestry — and leaves you breathless.


2006 Book of the Year Award Finalist, Foreword Magazine

"Absolutely one of the best types of investigative reporting I’ve seen as Shiel compiles so much information into this one little book that you will it read over and over again. While intended to be a `fully read’ book, I can visualize it quickly becoming a wonderful book of reference for any interested in these types of encounters. Whether you believe or not, you will enjoy the questions driven from this complete book of information."
-Beverly Pechin, Reader Views

"As informative as it is entertaining, and most especially recommended to the attention of those with an interest in human evolution, lost civilizations, UFOs, ancient artwork, metaphysical studies, and the legendary Sasquatch known in the Himalayan mountains as the Yeti, and in our own North American forests as Bigfoot."
-Midwest Book Review

"With the number of Bigfoot-related books available these days, I appreciate authors who try to push the envelope of this genre by investigating and discussing the most controversial aspects of this surprisingly complicated subject. Lisa Shiel is to be commended for doing precisely that. She has brutally assessed the current state of paleoanthropology, and she has candidly shared her field research findings...Lisa is to commended for her years of field observations, her thorough presentation of academic considerations, and her willingness to develop a coherent theory that unifies disparate academic and field matters. Lisa’s book has everything I like to see in a Bigfoot book."
-Tom Powell, Author, 'The Locals: A Contemporary Investigation of the Bigfoot/Sasquatch Phenomenon'

"You may agree or not with her conclusions but you will be thoroughly entertained by the discussions."
-Andrew Grgurich, The Mining Journal (Marquette, Mich.)

"Reference-style books are fine; but if you are determined to go to the next level of your understanding and appreciation of the creature that is Bigfoot, listen to the witnesses. But when the author and the witness are one and the same, you are in for a real treat."
-From the Foreword by Nick Redfern, Author, 'On The Trail Of The Saucer Spies'

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