The Van Meter Visitor: A True and Mysterious Encounter

For several nights in , the small town of Van Meter, Iowa was terrorized by a giant bat like creature that emerged from an old abandoned mine The identity of this mysterious visitor was never discovered Overyears later, three researchers set out to Van Meter to shine a light on this amazingly bizarre case Filled with eye witness reports, historic photos, and current accounts of the paranormal, this in depth book looks to discover what really happened in the town of Van Meter The Van Meter Visitor: A True and Mysterious Encounter with the Unknown


About the Author: Chad Lewis

For nearly two decades Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the strange and unusual From tracking vampires in Transylvania and searching for the elusive monster of Loch Ness to trailing the dangerous Tata Duende through remote villages of Belize and searching for ghosts in Ireland s haunted castles, Chad has scoured the earth in search of the paranormal With a Masters Degree in Psychology, Chad has authored over 15 books on the supernatural, and extensively lectures on his fascinating findings Thebizarre the legend, thelikely you ll find Chad there.



10 thoughts on “The Van Meter Visitor: A True and Mysterious Encounter with the Unknown

  1. Heather Heather says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Bottom line, I was entertained and I learned some history Books on cryptozoology cryptids are not my standard fare, so I can not judge if this one is good by the standards of such or not To be fair, I would not have picked it up if not for the link to my hometown.Since this is a small press book and may in future b


  2. Sarah Frost Sarah Frost says:

    A terrific find on a creature I had never heard of before I loved that the book is deeply researched and explores in depth many of the possibilities for the weird creature without forcing any belief on the reader Basically the beast was some sort of giant bat like thing that showed up in rural Iowa during the early 1900s The whole time I was reading this I was thinking that it would make the perf


  3. Joseph DiFrancesco Joseph DiFrancesco says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A very intriguing, befuddling and mind bending read The authors approach in attempting to unravel this century old mystery was thorough and professional start to finish Each writer maintained his own particular narrative but all were well articulated and objective Some of the best modern day paranormal investigators I ve


  4. Melissa Melissa says:

    DNFThis book is a good example on why I cannot take real paranormal books seriously The majority of this book is just wild theories and twisted scientific facts to try and prove that monsters can and do exist This time it is a lesser known monster that appeared briefly in a small town in 1903 The only evidence for this creature s appearence is a newspaper article It s pretty obvious that in a time of f


  5. Joey Madia Joey Madia says:

    Thanks in large part to horror films and cable reality paranormal shows, the immense amount of time and effort legitimate paranormal investigators spend in libraries and historical societies chasing down leads is largely ignored Most people are only interested in the sexy aspects of the haunting or cryptid visitation who got chased, frightened, possessed, or injured What dark menace is lurking in the corn


  6. John Meszaros John Meszaros says:

    An almost exhaustingly detailed examination of an unusual, little known cryptid that haunted a small town in Iowa for three days in 1903 Lewis, Voss and Nelson have really jumped into the story of the Visitor waist deep.The book begins with a short history of the town of Van Meter, along with an exact chronology of the events surrounding the Visitor sightings as detailed by newspapers of the time, anyway and


  7. John John says:

    Not really enough of a story here to write an entire book about They spent a lot of time talking vaguely about the extra dimensions of string theory meaning that ultradimensional beings might be an explanation for basically any paranormal occurrence, which is such a general idea as to be essentially meaningless in my opinion.


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