Myths and Mysteries of New Jersey: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

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Eleven Mind-Boggling Tales from the Garden State

The Darker Side of Thomas Edison Known by many as a hero—and indeed he was—Thomas Edison had a penchant for experimentation and wanted to beat the competition, which led to the execution of thousands of animals . . . and a man.

The Ghosts of Overbrook Asylum With so much death and suffering, an otherwise beautifully built institution became a prime setting for ...

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Overview

Eleven Mind-Boggling Tales from the Garden State

The Darker Side of Thomas Edison Known by many as a hero—and indeed he was—Thomas Edison had a penchant for experimentation and wanted to beat the competition, which led to the execution of thousands of animals . . . and a man.

The Ghosts of Overbrook Asylum With so much death and suffering, an otherwise beautifully built institution became a prime setting for the ghosts of patients who chose to hang around eternally in their prison, even if the physical buildings were no longer there.

The Robin Hood of the Pine Barrens He didn’t wear a hat with a feather; carry a bow, arrows, and a sword; or live in Sherwood Forest. But a real-life Robin Hood supposedly existed in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, and his name was Joe Mulliner.

From the New Jersey Devil to the dreaded voyage of the Morro Castle, Myths and Mysteries of New Jersey makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the state’s most fascinating and compelling stories. 

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Fran Capo, the author of this book, has earned Guinness Book of World Records recognition as the world's fastest talking female. In Myths and Mysteries of New Jersey, she slows down sufficiently to share diverting true stories of Garden State ghost sightings, disappearances, and swamp monsters. Creepy, yet enjoyable tales for a cold winter's night.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762759934
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Series: Myths and Mysteries Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,417,363
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Fran Capo is a freelance writer, standup comic, lecturer, and the Guinness Book of World Records' Fastest Talking Female. This Queens College graduate has appeared on more than 248 radio shows and 98 TV shows, including Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight, and Good Morning America.

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