Gray Roscoe Barker (1925-1984) is remembered as a ufologist, storyteller and master hoaxer, but he wrote a lot about monsters!
After cutting his saucerian teeth on the Flatwoods Monster investigation, Barker went on to write about everything from the Abominable Snowman to the Abominable Glowman of the Everglades, from little men from Mars to Mothman, and more!
Gray Barker’s Book of Monsters – Volume One begins your enthusiastically illustrated survey of the varied aliens, cryptids and boogeymen in Gray Barker’s menagerie who made their appearance in the years leading up to the publication of They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers (1956). Where possible, the stories are related in his own words, from his volume of writings.
This edition includes:
- The Devil Drives a Flying Saucer
- Mountain Devils
- The Dero
- The Flatwoods Monster
- The Houston Batman
- Little Men from Mars
- Hairy Dwarves from Outer Space
- The Loch Ness Monster
- The Abominable Snowman
- The Green Monster of Plum Creek
- The Garson Invaders
- Flying Jellyfish UFOs
- The Hong Kong Beast
- The Kelly-Hopkinsville Goblins
- The Loveland Frog
- The Marshall Bigfoot
Now when I say “enthusiastically illustrated,” I mean that I had a whole lot of fun illustrating this book myself. I’ve been drawing dinosaurs, aliens and other monsters ever since my late aunt Sharon encouraged me to write my very first book. That book was about dinosaurs and was lavishly illustrated in crayon. I’ve gotten a bit better over the years.
And now I have somewhere between 16 to 20 more monsters to render for Volume Two!
Anyway, Volume One is now available on Amazon in paperback. Get it today!