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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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Delivering the possible truths of more than 200 unexplained mysteries, this collection applies an authoritative, intelligent, and reasoned examination of strange artifacts and events that have perplexed scientists. It explores a wide range of phenomena, including cattle mutilations, crop circles, spontaneous human combustion, Martian lore, Roswell, Loch Ness, weather

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Delivering the possible truths of more than 200 unexplained mysteries, this collection applies an authoritative, intelligent, and reasoned examination of strange artifacts and events that have perplexed scientists. It explores a wide range of phenomena, including cattle mutilations, crop circles, spontaneous human combustion, Martian lore, Roswell, Loch Ness, weather phenomena, fairies, Bigfoot, the Bermuda Triangle, living dinosaurs, ghosts, UFOs, pterodactyl sightings, flying humanoids, hollow earth, and other absorbing puzzles. Along the way, readers will learn of hoaxes, witness the creation of various modern myths, and learn of frightening personal accounts and startling historical documents.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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578594283
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
299,129
File size:
7 MB

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From the Publisher
"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)

Meet the Author

Jerome Clark is a prize-winning author of the multivolume UFO Encyclopedia (1990-1998) and other books, including Hidden Realms, Lost Civilizations, and Beings from Other Worlds (Visible Ink Press, 2010) and Unnatural Phenomena (2005). A former editor of Fate magazine, he serves on the board of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies and co-edits its magazine International UFO Reporter. In June 2008 the Society for Scientific Exploration, an organization of professionals in the physical and social sciences, gave him its Dinsdale Award for “significant contributions to the expansion of human understanding through the study of unexplained phenomena … which have brought to the general public comprehensive and trustworthy information presented from a sophisticated perspective.”

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Unexplained: Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences and Puzzling Physical Phenomena 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. J. Clark's book 'Unexplained' covers it all, and will be found on my desk as a reference next to 'Strange Highways'! Bigfoot to the lake monster Champ and everything in between! Great buy, great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm gonna go out and say that 'Unexplained!' is the best non-fiction book I have ever read. It is well-written and very objective, and anyone interested in paranormal phenomena will love it. Hopefully, a third edition is on the way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have ever heard of it...it's in here! Like a handbook for the x-files it details hundreds of sightings along with references to newspapers and other documents. From the Mothman of WV to the New Jersey Devil.... this book is a reference dream.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting book dealing with some of the strange mysteries of our world. The author does a great job collecting these anomalies and relating them in a fun and easy to read style. 
Guest More than 1 year ago
Millions of strange sightings, including pterosaur sightings, nessie, ogopogo, champ, morag, Crawfordsville monster, and on and on!
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