Unexplained!: Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences, and Puzzling Physical Phenomena

Unexplained!: Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences, and Puzzling Physical Phenomena

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by Jerome Clark
     
 

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Seeing Is Believing. Or Is It?

Weird stuff happens. Spontaneous human combustion, hairy bipeds, the massive Tunguska event, green fireballs, UFOs, cattle mutilation, crop circles, the Bermuda Triangle, Martian lore, Roswell, Loch Ness, weather phenomena, fairies, living dinosaurs, ghosts, pterodactyl sightings, flying humanoids, the hollow earth, and more

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Seeing Is Believing. Or Is It?

Weird stuff happens. Spontaneous human combustion, hairy bipeds, the massive Tunguska event, green fireballs, UFOs, cattle mutilation, crop circles, the Bermuda Triangle, Martian lore, Roswell, Loch Ness, weather phenomena, fairies, living dinosaurs, ghosts, pterodactyl sightings, flying humanoids, the hollow earth, and more than 200 other absorbing puzzles. What really happened? What is the truth? Should you dismiss what you can't explain? Or should you pay attention to the startling evidence and frightening personal accounts of those involved? Decide for yourself with Unexplained!

An authoritative, intelligent, and well-reasoned examination of strange artifacts and events that have long perplexed scientists, Unexplained! is an award-winning exposition of the strange and mysterious. Journey to the outer limits of science and nature and explore a wide range of unknown and enigmatic phenomena. The truth is out there, and looking for it is the real fun.

Learn of hoaxes, witness the creation of various modern myths, and learn of frightening personal accounts and startling historical documents. Documenting the evidence and hearing witnesses out, Jerome Clark brings an engaging narrative to the stories, objectively presents their many possible explanations, and lets the reader make his or her own judgment in this one-of-a-kind book.

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Editorial Reviews

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"... wonderful compendium of strangeness ... This is one of those books you'll return to again and again for head-shaking accounts of how weird and wonderful this world can sometimes be."— About.com

"...a very captivating read and a must for anyone interested in paranormal phenomena."— Booklist Online

"Sometimes the medium is more valuable than the message, and that is true of this third edition of Unexplained! … hundreds of weird, wild, and wonderful accounts of everything from Bigfoot to snakes living in stomachs … Clark’s writing style is clear, dispassionate, and witty. … Recommended."— Choice

"Should warm the heart of any serious observer of the weird world in which we live. It will disturb doubters, scandalize skeptics, and readjust the realities of those whose tunnel vision has blinded them."— Fate magazine

"Jerry Clark is a treasure of the fortean world. … This is a very professional compendium of 64 selected topics from one of the field’s masters. … Clark also provides definitive investigations. ... It’s a critical (in all senses) book; get it, read it and be better informed for it."— Fortean Times

"Jerome Clack, is a fantastic writer and researcher ... A great new read chock full of data and stories that will give you a new perspective on our world."— Horrornew.net

"...fresh and eminently worthwhile in several respects: its particular coverage, the comprehensive detail of its bibliographic references, the high intellectual level of its analysis."— Journal of Scientific Exploration

"An excellent purchase for those curious about the curious."— Library Journal

"Unexplained! is a delightful book to curl up with before bed. Mr. Clark, who doubles as the [former] vice president of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, makes no judgments, and offers no compelling hypothesis … because after all … weird stuff … happens."— Real Crime Book Digest

Library Journal
Tackling the baffling in sections on "Mysteries," "Curiosities," and "Fables," Clark documents more than 200 phenomena in lively detail. Black-and-white photos and drawings accompany many entries, and all conclude with further-reading suggestions. Highlights include chapters covering "Hairy Bipeds," a colorful addition to the sasquatch canon, and the unveiling of the term "USO." Plus, who knew press reports of Morag of Loch Morar predated those of the much more famous Loch Ness Monster? Speaking of water beasts, "Merbeings" provides 30 pages of historical insight into everyone's favorite mythical ocean dwellers. For best results, suspend disbelief and enjoy the read. VERDICT An excellent purchase for those curious about the curious.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578593446
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Edition description:
Third Edition, Third edition
Pages:
600
Sales rank:
696,572
Product dimensions:
7.16(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

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"Should warm the heart of any serious observer of the weird world in which we live. It will disturb doubters, scandalize skeptics, and readjust the realities of those whose tunnel vision has blinded them."  —Fate magazine

"A delightful book to curl up with before bed. Mr. Clark, who doubles as the [former] vice president of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, makes no judgments, and offers no compelling hypothesis . . . because after all . . . weird stuff . . . happens."  —Real Crime Book Digest

"A very captivating read and a must for anyone interested in paranormal phenomena." —www.BooklistOnline.com

"[A] wonderful compendium of strangeness. . . . This is one of those books you'll return to again and again for head-shaking accounts of how weird and wonderful this world can sometimes be." —www.about.com

"Jerome Clark, is a fantastic writer and researcher. . . . A great new read chock full of data and stories that will give you a new perspective on our world." —www.Horrornews.net

"Jerry Clark is a treasure of the fortean world. . . . This is a very professional compendium of 64 selected topics from one of the field's masters. . . . Clark also provides definitive investigations. . . . It's a critical (in all senses) book; get it, read it and be better informed for it." —Fortean Times (November 2012)

"An excellent purchase for those curious about the curious." —Library Journal (January 2013)

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