Weird U.S.: Your Travel Guide to America's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Front Cover
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., May 1, 2009 - Travel - 349 pages
44 Reviews
What's weird around here? That's a question Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman have enjoyed asking for years - and their offbeat sense of curiosity led them to create the best-selling phenomenon, Weird N.J. But why should they stop at New Jersey when there's so much that's strange, odd and utterly nutty all across the U.S.? So they've expanded their universe, taken their act on the road and found stories of weirdness in every state in the nation. The result is a travel guide of sorts, but to the kind of places voyagers will never find on their everyday maps. Instead, it's full of the local legends, crazy characters, cursed roads, abandoned sites and bizarre roadside attractions. So come along and visit such unique spots as Midgetville, explore long-empty insane asylums and go through forgotten tunnels - but keep in mind that the maniacal Bunnyman just might be hiding out in one of them. Some of what's out there is disturbing, some of it's hilarious, but all of it is unforgettably...weird.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
11
4 stars
20
3 stars
10
2 stars
3
1 star
0

Review: Weird US: Your Travel Guide to America's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets (Weird Travel Guides)

User Review  - Meghan Blanchette - Goodreads

This is an entertaining book, and clearly meant to be just that. If the choice is a logical answer, or a ghost, the authors lean toward the ghost. But where would the fun be, otherwise? It's handy ... Read full review

Review: Weird US: Your Travel Guide to America's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets (Weird Travel Guides)

User Review  - Abraham Ray - Goodreads

interesting read! Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Introduction
7
Local Legends
11
Ancient Mysteries
39
Fabled People and Places
58
Unexplained Phenomena
88
Bizarre Beasts
107
Local Heroes and Villains
129
Personalized Properties
157
Roadside Odyssey
187
Roads Less Traveled
213
Gateways to Hell
228
Cemetery Safari
283
Abandoned in America
314
Index
346
Picture and Editorial Credits
351
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Mark Moran is an antiques dealer and author, and contributing editor for Antique Trader Weekly. Heas written many antiques and collectibles references including Warmanas McCoy Pottery, Warmanas Cookie Jars and Warmanas Fiesta.

Bibliographic information