Due in a month’s time, on 1st September 2019, Midwestern Strange: Hunting Monsters, Martians, and the Weird in Flyover Country from the University of Nebraska Press. The book appears to be a sort of travel book in which a bigfoot-hunting academic takes a year’s sabbatical from the University of Wisconsin. He spends a year visiting Gravity Falls-ish places known for their midwestern monster-mysteries, strange sightings and terrific tall-tales, while recording interviews. Each place gets a chapter, and also some musings on the lures of mystery and the traps of truth.

It follows the somewhat similar but rather more dry book American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology (2019), which interviewed both U.S. UFO-logists and the ‘extraterrestrial intelligence’ probablists (as in “they’re probably out there”), from the perspective of an ethnographer.