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Into the Shadows: America's Unsolved Mysteries and Tales of the Unexplained

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In this endlessly fascinating book Troy Taylor draws on his lifelong interest in stranger-than-fiction truth to explore history’s deepest conundrums. Ranging freely over American annals, he delves into mysterious occurrences, unexplained disappearances, unsolved crimes, buried treasures, and more.

Into the Shadows illuminates many of the history’s darkest corners; from the mysterious disappearance of the Anasazi to the identity of the continent’s pre-Columbian visitors. Taylor ...

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Overview

In this endlessly fascinating book Troy Taylor draws on his lifelong interest in stranger-than-fiction truth to explore history’s deepest conundrums. Ranging freely over American annals, he delves into mysterious occurrences, unexplained disappearances, unsolved crimes, buried treasures, and more.

Into the Shadows illuminates many of the history’s darkest corners; from the mysterious disappearance of the Anasazi to the identity of the continent’s pre-Columbian visitors. Taylor wades into hotly contested topics such as the location of the Lost Dutchman Mine, the strange fate of The Marie Celeste, and Harry Houdini’s life before—and after— his death. He asks provocative questions: Did Billy the Kid survive to a ripe old age? Was Jack the Ripper an American? Did Eliot Ness solve the homicide of the Black Dahlia? Was Edgar Allan Poe the culprit in the murder that made him famous?

Some of these cases seem to exist almost beyond the pale. Who but Troy Taylor could explain the Hornet Spook Light of Missouri or the eerie multiple sightings of West Virginia’s themselves? Dead men do tell tales, but it takes someone as skilled as this president of the American Ghost Society to coax out the story of Daniel Douglas Home, a Scotsman who could fly. Whether ferreting out the truth about multiple murders or the flying creature of the Devil’s Lake, Taylor remains open to all possibilities.

Like the very best books, Into the Shadows raises far more intriguing questions than it flatly answers. And like the very best books, it challenges each reader to decide for themselves……

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760790786
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 4/30/2007
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Troy Taylor is the author of 40 books about history, hauntings and the unexplained in America, including The Haunting of America, Haunted IllinoisWeird Illinois, and many others. Mr. Taylor is the president of the American Ghost Society, which boasts more than 600 active members in the United States and Canada. Along with writing about the unusual, Taylor is also a public speaker on the subject and has spoken to literally hundreds of public and private groups on a variety of paranormal subjects. Born and raised in Illinois, Taylor has long had an affinity for "things that go bump in the night." Taylor is also the co-owner and manager of the Illinois Hauntings Tour Co., with tours in Alton, Chicago and Springfield, and of the Bump in the Night Tour Co., which hosts overnight excursions to haunted places throughout the Midwest.

He currently resides in Central Illinois with his wife, Haven, in a decidedly non-haunted house.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2008

    I Now Love Shadows!

    It is delightful to read when it's raining and the setting is mysterious too. This read leaves you so excited to turn the page you will have to ask for 'just five more minutes mom!'

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