Beyond Bizarre: Frightening Facts and Blood-Curdling True Tales

Beyond Bizarre: Frightening Facts and Blood-Curdling True Tales

by Varla Ventura


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The sequel to the bestselling The Book of the Bizarre, Beyond Bizarre offers up scores of new freaky facts, terrifying trivia, and strangerthanfiction stories. Arranged into 13 chilling chapters like Haunted Hollywood, Blood Red Crosses and Gross Anatomy: Hospital Horrors, Bride of Bizarre, and Tales from the Cryptids, Beyond Bizarre tackles everything from female pirates and creepy candy stripers to psychic predictions and virgin shark birthsand much, much more.

A word of warning: this book is not for the faint of heart!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578634644
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Varla Ventura is the author of Varla Ventura’s Paranormal Parlor: Ghosts, Seances and Tales of True Hauntings, as well as Fairies, Pookas, and Changelings: A Complete Guide to the Wild & Wicked Enchanted Realm, along with several other books on spooky ooky stuff.  She can often be found lurking about the deep dark woods, lakes, streams and parlors on the hunt for beastly things and hidden history. Visit her online at

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Six Feet Lower Than Most: Louis and Gerald Garzone, two brothers who owned and operated a Philadelphia funeral home, were found guilty of selling corpses to a black market trafficker of body parts. The gruesome duo admitted to carving up nearly 250 bodies without family permission and selling them across the country for various purposes: dental implants, hip and knee replacements, and other medical procedures.

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