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

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Are there alligators under New York City? Gators have been said to thrive in the Big Apple’s sewers since a rash of reported sightings in the 1930s. Since then, the rumors have gained credence. Fact—or fiction?

• The Montauk Project Did the military take the lessons learned in the so-called “Philadelphia Experiment” of 1943 and apply the same technology at Montauk—to develop a weapon that would literally drive the enemy insane?

• The Leather Man Just who was the homeless man who walked a 365-mile route ...

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Overview

Are there alligators under New York City? Gators have been said to thrive in the Big Apple’s sewers since a rash of reported sightings in the 1930s. Since then, the rumors have gained credence. Fact—or fiction?

• The Montauk Project Did the military take the lessons learned in the so-called “Philadelphia Experiment” of 1943 and apply the same technology at Montauk—to develop a weapon that would literally drive the enemy insane?

• The Leather Man Just who was the homeless man who walked a 365-mile route every thirty-four days, dressed in heavy leather?

From the Lake Champlain monster to the friendly ghost hostess of Skene Manor, Myths and Mysteries of New York makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the state’s most fascinating stories. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762761074
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Series: Myths and Mysteries Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 939,866
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (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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Table of Contents

Is That an Alligator in the Sewer?

The Legendary Dakota

The Montauk Project: Wild Myth or Government Coverup?

Mary Mallon, The Killer Cook

The Legends of Hell Gate

The Leather Man

The Beautiful Cigar Girl

The Deadly Church Picnic

The Headless Horseman

The Mad Bomber

The Evil Monastery

The Mysterious Bystander Effect

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