Unexplained Michigan Mysteries

Unexplained Michigan Mysteries

by Gary W. Barfknecht


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Unexplained Michigan Mysteries by Gary W. Barfknecht

Between the covers of Unexplained Michigan Mysteries luck 70 head-shaking, I'll-be-damned true stories even Stephen King couldn't make up.
• from the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa . . . to appearances by Bigfoot
• from the nightmares worse than those on Elm Street . . . to extraordinary dreams come true
• from ghosts that haunt . . . to psychics who help
• from UFO sightings . . . to ships that vanished
• from murderers who get away . . . to treasures almost found

When you're done reading this fascinating collection of eerie, bewildering and strange real-life tales, there's no doubt you'll wonder why Michigan's state motto isn't, "If you seek a mysterious peninsula, look about you."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933272061
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press MI
Publication date: 08/15/2006
Pages: 185
Sales rank: 1,208,038
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Gary W. Barfknecht, sixty-nine, was born and raised in Virginia, Minnesota, the “Queen City” of that state’s Mesabi Iron Range. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in 1967 and a Master of Science degree from the University of Washington (Seattle) in 1969, Barfknecht came to Flint, Michigan, as a paint chemist with the E.I. DuPont & deNemours company. But after a year on the job, Barfknecht and the chemical giant reached the mutual conclusion that he was not suitable for corporate life, and Barfknecht set out on a freelance writing career. Over the next several years, his articles were featured in national publications. While freelancing, Barfknecht also managed a hockey pro shop at a Flint ice arena. That job led to a position as hockey commissioner. In 1977 Barfknecht postponed his writing efforts when he took over the directorship of almost all amateur hockey programs in Michigan’s fourth-largest county. He resumed his writing career in 1981 with the release of Michillaneous, a critically acclaimed, best-selling collection of Michigan trivia. In 1983 Barfknecht followed with Murder, Michigan, which described “the dark side of Michigan history.” Over the next eighteen years he followed with six more Michigan-themed, nonfiction books: Mich-Again’s Day, Michillaneous II, Ultimate Michigan Adventures, Unexplained Michigan Mysteries, The Michigan Book of Bests, and 39 Petoskey Walkabouts. As sole proprietor and managing editor of Friede Publications, Barfknecht also brought eighteen books by other Michigan authors into print. During the summer, Barfknecht resides with his wife, Ann, in Petoskey, Michigan. In winter, they relocate to Alexandria, Virginia, near their two daughters, husbands, and five grandchildren.

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