Dead Strange: The Bizarre Truths Behind 50 World-Famous Mysteries

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 141 pages
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This amazing collection of the weird and wonderful contains entries on everything from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the spooky to the just plain confounding. The book includes some of history's most astounding tales of the strange and supernatural, and tells in vivid detail the story behind the events and the people involved, the impact of particular myths and beliefs, and the latest investigations being undertaken in an attempt to find answers to the world's most baffling phenomena. From Loch Ness to Bigfoot, spontaneous combustion to Roswell, each entry is supported with sidebars related to pop culture, and comes with a wealth of photographs and fascinating illustrations.
  

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Review: Dead Strange: The Bizarre Truths Behind 50 Unexplained Mysteries

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

I love books about creepy stuff like this. I know there's probably a logical explanation for most of this stuff, but I'd like to believe that some of it is true. It is geared towards young adults, but any interested reader should enjoy it. Read full review

Review: Dead Strange: The Bizarre Truths Behind 50 Unexplained Mysteries

User Review  - Heidi - Goodreads

I found this book to be rather fascinating. Humans do seem to find the strange and mysterious rather compelling and the number of things covered in the book makes that clear. I didn't necessarily ... Read full review

Contents

ALCHEMY
9
ALIEN ABDUCTIONS
12
AMITYVILLE
15
ANASTASIAANNA ANDERSON
18
ANGELS
21
AREA 51
23
THE ARK OF THE COVENANT
26
ATLANTIS
29
THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
84
LEVITATION
87
THE LOCH NESS MONSTER
89
LOURDES
93
MEN IN BLACK
96
NOAHS ARK
98
NOSTRADAMUS
101
THE OGOPOGO
104

THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE
32
THE BIBLE CODE
35
THE BIG BANG
37
BIGFOOT
40
CROP CIRCLES
43
CRYSTALS
46
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
49
DEMONIC POSSESSION
52
DOWSING
54
DRACULA
57
EASTER ISLAND
60
EL DORADO
63
ESP AND PSYCHOKINESIS
65
THE GREAT FLOOD
67
THE GREAT PYRAMID AT GIZA
70
THE HOLY GRAIL
74
JACK THE RIPPER
76
KASPAR HAUSER
80
KING ARTHUR
82
OUIJA BOARDS
105
POLTERGEISTS
108
THE QUEEN OF SHEBA
110
THE ROSICRUCIANS
113
ROSWELL
115
SÉANCES
118
THE SHROUD OF TURIN
120
SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION
122
STIGMATA
124
STONEHENGE
126
UFO CRASHES
129
VOODOO
132
WEEPING STATUES
135
YETI
137
ZOMBIES
140
INDEX
144
Other Zest Books
152
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About the author (2012)

Matt Lamy was born on the Channel Island of Jersey where he attended Victoria College. It was while studying for a degree in journalism at Sheffield University in the UK that he developed an interest in the paranormal, filing reports on the nearby Peak District’s ghost planes, earth lights, and hauntings. After completing his degree he moved to London where he worked as a freelance journalist until taking up a full-time position as Chief Writer with sports magazine, Cycling Active. Since writing 100 Strangest Mysteries, his first book, Matt Lamy has authored Lance and Le Tour: The Complete History of Cycling’s Most Uneasy Alliance.

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