AMERICAN CRYPTIC is an open-minded cynic’s take on the uncanny and sometimes frightening things which border our accepted reality. Through thirteen stories and essays, author and filmmaker Jim Towns examines several legends native to his own roots in Western Pennsylvania, and recalls some of his own unexplainable experiences as well. From legends of Native American giants buried under great earth mounds, to a haunted asylum, to a phantom trolley passenger, this work seeks not only to present the reader with new and fascinating supernatural tales, but also to deconstruct why our culture is so fascinated by their telling and re-telling.
Published by Jacob Floyd
I am an author of horror, dark fantasy, and weird fiction, and also an author of paranormal nonfiction with my wife Jenny - together we are known as the Frightening Floyds. We also own and operate four small presses: Anubis Press (paranormal nonfiction), Nightmare Press (horror), Wild West Press (weird west and traditional western), and Poet Tree Grove (poetry). I have many blogs for different topics. This is the hub for all of them. View more posts