The World's Most Mysterious Places

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Dundurn, 1999 - True Crime - 287 pages
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The World's Most Mysterious Places is a collection of stories about lost lands, weird locations, and strange sites, many of which the authors have investigated in person. Some of the places are actual sites we can visit, others are legendary lands that have long since vanished. All are sure to intrigue and astound the reader.

Here you will discover: a bookshop in San Antonio, Texas, that seems to be haunted by the ghosts of the defenders of the Alamo who were cremated on that site; the "crash site" of a flying saucer in Roswell, New Mexico; the Chase Vault, a mysterious tomb in Christ Church, Barbados, where caskets are moved by some unknown force; Oak Island, Nova Scotia, site of the famous Money Pit; the home of the legendary Sasquatch in the Rocky Mountains; Lake Okanagan, home to the aquatic monster Ogopogo; the lost continent of Atlantis; the homes of Noah's Ark and the Ark of the Covenant; and many other mysterious sites.


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Page 13 - Whence the poised fragment tottering seems to throw A trembling shadow on the plain below. Here oft, when evening sheds her twilight ray, And gilds with fainter beam departing day, With breathless gaze, and cheek with terror pale, The lingering shepherd startles at the tale, How, at deep midnight, by the moon's chill glance, Unearthly forms prolong the viewless dance ; While on each whisp'ring breeze that murmurs by, His busied fancy hears the hollow sigh. Rise, from thy haunt, dread genius of the...
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About the author (1999)

Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe live in Cardiff, Wales. Lionel is the host of the popular UK television program "Fortean TV," while Patricia serves as his agent, PR executive, and co-researcher. Their latest bestsellers from Hounslow Press include The Oak Island Mystery (1995), The World's Greatest Unsolved Mysteries (1997), and The World's Most Mysterious People (1998).

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