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Midwestern strange : hunting monsters, Martians, and the weird in flyover country

Author: B J Hollars
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part memoir and part journalism, Midwestern Strange offers a fascinating, funny, and quirky account of flyover folklore that also contends with the ways such oddities retain cultural footholds. Hollars shows how grappling with such subjects might fortify us against the glut of misinformation now inundating our lives. By confronting monsters, Martians, and a cabinet of curiosities, we challenge ourselves to look  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B J Hollars
ISBN: 9781496215604 1496215605
OCLC Number: 1088602726
Description: xiii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Monsters --
The beast of Bray road : 1936-present --
Oscar the turtle : March 1949 --
Mothman : November 15, 1966-present --
Martians --
Joe Simonton's space pancakes : April 18, 1961 --
The Minot Air Force Base sighting : October 24, 1968 --
The Val Johnson incident : August 27, 1979 --
The weird --
The Hodag : 1893-present --
Project ELF : 1968-2004 --
The Kensington Runestone : 1362 (?)-present.
Responsibility: B.J. Hollars.

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B.J. Hollars explores the mythic Midwest-from bipedal wolf sightings to run-ins with pancake-flipping aliens, among other oddities-not to confirm or debunk the mysteries of flyover country but to  Read more...

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"In this intriguing travelogue of marvels, B.J. Hollars encounters werewolves, giant turtles, mothmen, flying saucers, and other phantoms that haunt the landscape of flyover country. The real wonders Read more...

 
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