Weird California: Your Travel Guide to California's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

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Sterling Publishing Company, Incorporated, May 1, 2009 - History - 298 pages
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Praise for Weird California:


“This book is filled with surprises…even if you never leave your house, this book is a trip.”  

Sacramento News and Review


“It’s a handsome thing: nearly 300 colorful pages…”   —San Francisco Bay Guardian

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Review: Weird California: Your Travel Guide to California's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

User Review  - Tracy Robertson - Goodreads

I loved this book! I found some cool places to visit. I live in CA, but am unfortunately far away from a lot of the sights, but I've made it to one or two and plan to check through this book again ... Read full review

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User Review  - Annette - Goodreads

I picked up this book at a Borders a couple of years ago and pull it off the shelf when I have a little time to burn once in a while. Its full of photos, history, and funny, and, yes, very weird stories and lots of photos of odd places here in kind of book. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Greg Bishop has been interested in weirdness longer than he can remember. In 1991, he co-founded The Excluded Middle, a magazine featuring UFOs, conspiracy research, and new science. His writing has appeared in many anthologies and publications, including the L.A. Weekly, Fortean Times, and UFO Magazine. In 2005, his first book, Project Beta: The Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth, was published. He currently hosts Radio Misterioso, which features weird music and interviews with fringe-topic researchers.

Joe Oesterle migrated from New Jersey to the Golden State in the mid-¿80s. He has never looked back. Now a freelance artist-writer, Joe worked as the creative director for an advertising agency and as art director/senior editor of the National Lampoon. His work has appeared in USA Today, as well as in many popular books, magazines, and Web sites. Joe wrote and directed an animated short that is shown at the Smithsonian Institution, and has done various projects for Disney, the National Football League, and Warner Brothers.

Mike Marinacci, a lifelong California resident, combines a love of the state¿s history with a fascination for the bizarre and inexplicable. Certain that California boasts more haunted houses, monster lairs, cult centers, and other aberrations than any other state, Mike told the stories of one hundred representative paranormal sites in Mysterious California, published in 1988. He is currently at work on another title about the outré side of Golden State culture.

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