No one compares as a paranormal investigator to Joe Nickell. In this book he lays out many of the various man-beasts human kind has come up with, both modern and ancient. It’s a good overview and shows the history and evolutionary transformation of the mythic creatures over time. While it does a good job as a general overview, I would not have minded a little more length to the book with some of the more specific details on certain investigations.
At least I got to meet the author briefly and have him sign my copy!