Chronicles of the Strange and Uncanny in Florida

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Chronicles of the Strange and Uncanny in Florida explores the unknown for those who wish to look beyond the confines of everyday life to discover the truly unusual. It explores Florida’s darker avenues for evidence of the extraordinary and the fantastic. Investigate sightings of flying saucers, extraterrestrials, and strange aerial phenomena. Meet skunk apes, chupacabras, and other creatures of the night. And in Florida’s lakes and seas, meet aquatic abnormalities like sea monsters, the Everglades water serpent, ...

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Overview

Chronicles of the Strange and Uncanny in Florida explores the unknown for those who wish to look beyond the confines of everyday life to discover the truly unusual. It explores Florida’s darker avenues for evidence of the extraordinary and the fantastic. Investigate sightings of flying saucers, extraterrestrials, and strange aerial phenomena. Meet skunk apes, chupacabras, and other creatures of the night. And in Florida’s lakes and seas, meet aquatic abnormalities like sea monsters, the Everglades water serpent, and the three-toed beast of Clearwater Beach.
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561644773
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,377,868
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Jenkins has close to 20 years working in the mental health and medical fields, and is currently a mental health therapist and case manager with several psychiatric and medical facilities. Since an early age, Greg has had a profound interest in the supernatural and fringe science, and after a personal experience with the unknown in 1987, he began his journey into the realms of parapsychology and all things mysterious. Greg is a folklorist and collector of oral traditions and urban legends, and is an associate member of England’s Society for Psychical Research.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

UFOs, Cryptozoology and Fortean Research: Exploring the Unknown

Chapter 1: Flying Saucers, Extraterrestrials and Strange Aerial Phenomena

Historical Accounts of UFOs across Florida

Recent Sightings — They’re Still Here

Ongoing Investigations: Theories and Opinions

Chapter 2: Skunk Apes, Chupacabras and other Frightening Creatures of the Night

The Skunk Ape in Florida Folklore

Famous Skunk Ape Sightings

El Chupacabra—Legend of the Goat Sucker

The Horrible Pig Man of Deerfield Beach

The Spanish-Moss Monster of Red Reef Park

The Phantom Clown Enigma

Florida’s Vampyre Legends

Ongoing Investigations: Theories and Opinions

Chapter 3: Sea Monsters, Lake Creatures and Aquatic Abnormalities

St. Augustine’s Giant Octopus—Fable to Fact

The Famous Everglades Water Serpent

The Case of the Three-Toed Beast of Clearwater Beach

The Everglades Gatorman

The Saga of Pinky—Florida’s Dinosaur

Legendary Sea Serpent Sightings

Ongoing Investigations: Theories and Opinions

Epilogue

Appendix A: Research Organizations

Appendix B: Glossary and Terminology                 

Bibliography

Index

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