That was the wrong Linda in Lynne's post. She was from Wisconsin and her middle initial is S, not middle name Ann. From what I've been reading she was known as a caring, loving individual who truly loved people and the work she did. Not a bad word out there about her.Sad.
I met her at a Chicago Paranormal Expo and she was a real neat lady. Maybe 5 years ago. She gave a lecture and used her own drawings of these crypto creatures as visual aids. Pretty good artist too. Great story teller.
She signed her book "American Monsters."
If I remember right she was living in Wisconsin then. Also remember making small talk in the hallway after the lecture. What struck me is she has told these stories hundreds of times and she still seemed genuinely excited about the subjects.