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

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2004 - Travel - 349 pages
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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 chock 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.
 

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Before reading this, I assumed – per a South Park episode – that Al Gore was the only person who believed in the notorious Man-Bear-Pig chimera. Now I know otherwise. Reveling in a collage of myths ... Read full review

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There's something deliciously demented about two young men who wander the country in search of the bizarre, unexplained, or just plain nutty. Having had success, and plenty of reader response, with ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Ancient Mysteries
44
Fabled People and Places
61
Unexplained Phenomena
90
This book would not have been possible Bizarre Beasts
228
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About the author (2004)

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.

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