Beyond Bizarre: Frightening Facts and Blood-Curdling True Tales

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Weiser Books, Sep 1, 2010 - Reference - 304 pages
The sequel to the best-selling The Book of the Bizarre, Beyond Bizarre offers up scores of new freaky facts, terrifying trivia, and stranger-than-fiction stories. Arranged into 13 chilling chapters like Haunted Hollywood, Blood Red Crosses and Gross Anatomy: Hospital Horrors, Bride of Bizarre, and Tales from the Cryptids, Beyond Bizarre tackles everything from female pirates and creepy candy stripers to psychic predictions and virgin shark births—and much, much more. A word of warning: this book is not for the faint of heart!

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User Review  - Majick79 - Borders

Not one to shy away from books about the macabre and weird, I grabbed this one with high hopes of adding to my mental library of strange and unusual. I got lucky. Within the 13 chapters here, the ... Read full review

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STORIES FROM THE SEA Shipwrecks Ghost Ships Sea Creatures Pirates and Ocean Lore
Crazy Carnivals Fantastic Freak Shows Haunted Amusement Parks Scary Rides and Creepy Clowns
Ghostly Sets and Sightings Celebrity Deaths and Superstitions Strange Coincidences and Harrowing Horror Film Facts
TALES FROM HAUNTED HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS Ghostly Planes Trains and Automobiles
HOSPITAL HORRORS Bizarre Diseases and Maladies Haunted Hospitals and Asylums Evil Doctors Strange Procedures and Very Grave Robberies
True Crime and Unsolved Mysteries
Famous Magicians Hoaxes and Feats of Human Endurance
Weird Historical Events Beliefs and Practices
Mythological Beings Freaky Creatures and Cryptozoological Sightings
Interesting Insects Bizarre Plants and Animal Oddities
Wacky Weddings Tragic Nuptials Ritual Origins and Odd Couples
12 THERES BLOOD IN THEM THAR HILLS Ghost Towns Lost Cemeteries and More True Ghost Encounters
Creepy Collections Odd Museums and Americans Behaving Weirdly

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Varla Ventura is the author of Fairies, Pookas and Changelings; Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires and Other Creatures of the Night; Among the Mermaids; The Book of the Bizarre; and Beyond Bizarre. She can often be found lurking about the deep dark woods and lakes of Minnesota on the hunt for mushrooms, magical herbs, and the elusive little men of legend. Visit her at

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