Unnatural Phenomena: A Guide to the Bizarre Wonders of North America

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Can the sky quake? Can sand play music? Have UFOs been sighted in your town? Unnatural Phenomena crosses the centuries and travels America to chronicle the strangest natural phenomena, the most bizarre scientific findings, and events from history that defy rational explanation.

Conveniently organized by region, state, and locality, this one-volume, illustrated encyclopedia maps a landscape straight out of The Twilight Zone. From apparitions in the sky to inhuman skeletons rising from the earth—and everything in between—Jerome Clark, expert on strange phenomena and author of ABC-CLIO's Extraordinary Encounters: An Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrials and Otherworldly Beings, sifts through the legends, the hoaxes, and the science. Authoritatively researched, the entries in Unnatural Phenomena will expand the most skeptical reader's sense of the possible. The truth is out there … the evidence is in here.

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"Unnatural Phenomena [is] a veritable treasure trove for those interested in the occult, the metaphysical, the inexplicable, the strange, and the bizarre in American history."


Wisconsin Bookwatch

"The author takes a very broad look at unnatural phenomena and includes everything from strange things falling from the sky, to strange apparitions, animals, visions, and just about anything else you can think of that has been reported over the last two hundred years. . . . Unnatural Phenomena: A Guide to the Bizarre Wonders of North America is a recommended read for anyone interested in this subject or light enough reading for the merely curious."


Midwest Book Review

"This work is recommended for libraries and individuals with interest in collecting this topic."


American Reference Books Annual

"This book is both entertaining and a bona fide public service to Fortean researchers and would-be authors. No library should be without it and . . . no serious Fortean researcher can afford to miss it."


Mysteries Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576074305
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2005
  • Pages: 369
  • Sales rank: 1,574,578
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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