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Encounters: With the Strange and Unexplained

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I'm 126 years old. This is my 4,500th incarnation." --Dr. Bob, as profiled in "Encounters With the Strange and Unexplained"

* The National UFO Reporting Center averages 332 unexplained alien sightings each month, and the Gallup Organization reports that more than 32 percent of Americans believe in ghosts.

In the summer of 2006, award-winning photographer Matt Hoyle took a pa
ebook, 140 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC (first published October 1st 2007)
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Lacey Louwagie
The photos in this book are truly amazing, dark and haunted, with as much attention to detail as a painter with a fine-tipped brush might take. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in terms of this book's text, they might be worth more. Each photo is accompanied by a story in the subject's own words about his or her paranormal encounter. And while Matt Hoyle's skill with a camera cannot be denied, I get the sense that he is less skillful as an interviewer and editor, because many of ...more

An interesting, all too brief gallery of portraits of people and their stories of encountering the unexplained taken across the United States by photographer Matt Hoyle. Divided into three sections, spirits, monsters, and ufos, each page includes a portrait and short statement of a person who has encountered something strange taken in the place of the sighting, making for some very atmospheric pictures. A few of the subjects come off as eccentric to say the least, but it is also interesting
Leah Jenner
Encounters is full of lush, interesting photography and first-hand accounts of unexplained sightings. I'm a member of a local paranormal consortium where people relay their experiences at every meeting, so reading explanations taken directly from the witnesses felt familiar and comfortable for me. But I found myself wanting more detail from some of the stories -- one account in particular in the Monsters section of the book was particularly vague, labeling the creature as 'tall' and 'not human,' ...more
Carol Waters
The photography was, as expected, superb. This collection of reports about people all over America who believe to the bone that they have met monsters, aliens, and ghosts is augmented by Hoyle' superb photos of people who often have the flaring nostrils and intense glare of the true believers. A couple of whack jobs and a lot of sincere people telling the truth as they see it. And who am I to argue? Someplace in there I suspect someone just might be right....
Hoyle travelled across America, photographing people who have had strange encounters with ghosts, monsters, and aliens. Hoyle's photographs are just as fascinating as each person's individual story. Encounters is a great book to flip through and absorb the rich photography and interesting, and often spooky anecdotes.
J. Gowin
This is a collection of photographs of people who claim to have witnessed intensely cool things. While the included comments are often entertaining, said comments are only a paragraph long per photo. I was left thinking, "wouldn't photographs of the things that these people claim to have seen be far better?"
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