I don’t watch a lot of television, but when I do I make sure to only watch educational programs like Ghost Hunters or Finding Bigfoot. When I saw Monster Hunters: On the Trail with Ghost Hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and Other Paranormal Investigators available for request on NetGalley I was all over it.
Unfortunately this may have been a case of setting my expectations too high. While there were chapters regarding UFOs . . .
and aliens . . .
and the search for
as well as other creepy beasts . . .
and crazy religious nutters . . .
and, of course, ghost hunters . . .
there just wasn’t a whole lot of substance. Krulos didn’t interview or spend time with anyone that I had ever heard of before. In fact, the people who any paranormal aficionado would want to hear about were mentioned . . . but only in passing (like, “yeah we know that guy – he’s a real dick”). And while I realize the chances of actual evidence being discovered on any of the topics covered would be slim to nill, I was interested in hearing the author’s first hand experiences and reactions. Instead, I read a whole lot of filler/backstory/blah that barely held my attention.
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.