Dead Strange: The Bizarre Truths Behind 50 Unexplained Mysteries
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Dead Strange: The Bizarre Truths Behind 50 Unexplained Mysteries

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This amazing collection contains entries on everything from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the spooky to the just plain confounding. The book gives essential background information on the events and the people involved, discusses the impact of particular myths and beliefs, and provides updates on the latest investigations being undertaken in an attempt to find answe...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Zest Books
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Kaethe
Jul 15, 2013 Kaethe marked it as abandoned
Another book in which the "bizarre truths" aren't really given much attention so as to keep the mysteries alive. There is no mystery to crop circles, except why people want to make them, perhaps, and why other people stake so much on unnatural explanations. The fascinating truth behind alchemy is that it became chemistry. The puzzling mystery behind Noah's Ark is that anyone thinks an old boat could possibly prove anything.

The section on alien abduction particularly bothered me, because he misse...more
Sara
Another great nonfiction read similar to Scandalous. I loved reading about the mysteries that have become of the stuff of urban myth. The book seems to cover all the bases, including myths that surfaced from true events to ones of more fantastical backgrounds - from Area 51 conspiracy theories to the Dead Sea Scrolls, from Jack the Ripper to Vampires. It devotes 2 - 3 pages to each mystery, explains what the theorists believe, what the skeptics say, and includes pictures, though they are sometim...more
Anthony
this book really raises so many questions about lifes greatest mysterious it sends your mind on loops and turns trying to just scratch the surface of all of these unforgotten tales.It starts all the way from the beginig of time to what might of been the way we as humans came to be on this planet earth wich is also known as the big bang theory.this book even talks about how we might have already made contact with other life forms outside of this planet theres so many stories to uncover some you m...more
Heidi
I found this book to be rather fascinating. Humans do seem to find the strange and mysterious rather compelling and the number of things covered in the book makes that clear. I didn’t necessarily agree with all of the conclusions that the author came up with, but he does a nice job of including the different opinions related to each issue. I especially appreciated how he included the discoveries that science has made that either support or contradict the accepted ideas. For example, when he writ...more
Mrs. Kenyon
If you are a reader who is interested in the supernatural, mysteries and weird facts, then “Dead Strange” may be the next book for you. Matt Lamy explores 50 world-famous stories and brings together current and past information into quick snippets of reading. The items selected run the gambit from superstition, religion, mythology, folklore and science. Lamy consistently plays the devil’s advocate to give the reader a well-rounded understanding of each topic. Side bars are included with most mys...more
carissa
This amazing collection of the weird and wonderful contains entries on everything from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the spooky to the just plain confounding. The book includes some of history's most astounding tales of the strange and supernatural, and tells in vivid detail the story behind the events and the people involved, the impact of particular myths and beliefs, and the latest investigations being undertaken in an attempt to find answers to the world's most baffling phenomena.
Kris Siegel
I have a feeling that this will be the most requested book of my non-fiction booktalk to the middle schoolers! A fun and interesting read.
Bunny
A really fun read. I learned about things I hear reference to, but knew nothing about. Good read.
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