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Stranger Than Science

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  106 ratings  ·  11 reviews
SCIENCE CANNOT DENY...
THAT THE EXPLOSION OF AN ATOMIC SPACECRAFT DEVASTATED SIBERIA... IN 1908!
THAT THERE EXISTED ON EARTH A RACE OF MEN 14 INCHES TALL!
THAT A MAN VANISHED INTO THIN AIR... BEFORE LIVING WITNESSES!
THAT A GIRL CAN REMEMBER IN AUTHENTIC DETAIL A LIFE LIVED CENTURIES BEFORE!
THAT THERE ARE SCORES OF BAFFLING MYSTERIES THAT OUR BODY OF KNOWLEDGE CANNOT EXPLAIN O
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Mass Market Paperback, 180 pages
Published 1973 by Bantam (first published 1959)
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Mike (the Paladin)
Have you ever been hit in the head by a rain of fish, or frogs, or flesh and blood? Has a car, or plane, or ship ever vanished before your eyes? Are you a witness to automatic writing? Maybe you're one of the people who's had what came to be known later as a close encounter of the "third" kind or had coded messages come across your radio from outer space?

No? (well maybe some of you said yes...) This is one of a number of books in a, well genre would probably annoy some, so lets call it a "catego
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Max Maxwell
Apr 27, 2009 Max Maxwell rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Paranormal enthusiasts
Recommended to Max by: My dad, from beyond the grave
Shelves: pseudoscience
Is it possible for a man to be swallowed by a whale and live to tell the story? The "scientific" answer is NO—but the correct answer is YES—.
This book is one of my favorite books, if not my favorite, period, book. I have certainly read this book more than any other book; I must've lost count somewhere. I never read it the whole way through in order; I just sortof jumped around from story to story, and as recently as 2006, there were still a few stories I hadn't read. This book is captivating; da
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Evan
Frank Edwards was a purveyor of the weird, parlaying supposedly true stories of the strange into columns and radio shows and books. This collection of stories about monsters and UFOs and disappearing humans and other unexplained phenomena was written in the '50s, but I came by my paperback copy of it via the little Scholastic sheet catalogues teachers used to hand out to us in school in the 1970s, whereby we'd mark up a sheet with the books wanted from its limited selection and carry with it an ...more
Erik Graff
Feb 26, 2015 Erik Graff rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids
Recommended to Erik by: kids
Shelves: sciences
This was likely my first book of high weirdness, prior to even the flying saucer books. I devoured the seventy or so short bits about anomolies and mysteries (Hans the mathematical horse, Kasper Hauser, spontaneous human combustion, strange things in the skies and from the skies) with avidity, reading the book quickly in bed, buying every subsequent Frank Edwards book at the bookstore on Prospect near the Park Ridge, Illinois Post Office.

Frankly, it was only in going through a Google search for
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Otis Campbell
Magic and technology [voodoo dolls and chants]
Weird Science
Things we never seen before [behind open doors]
Weird Science
Not what teacher said to do
Christopher Sutch
A lot of this material is abstracted from Edwards's previous book _Strangest of All_, but there is some useful and interesting information on other strange phenomena here. The book suffers from Edwards's usual faulty: the lack of documentation for his sources, but even when he's too gullible to be believed the text is an entertaining read. The book culminates, once more, with two (three if you count the Tunguska explosion, which Edwards does) chapters on UFOs. This still gives me the shivers, in ...more
Jessica Brasher
A very kitschy book, but still amazing. I finished it very quickly, which is a good thing as I now have hours of research looking up everything in it.
Mike
An awesome collection of the weird and anomalous! Read it back in the 70s. If it's not all real, it should be!
David Cerruti
As a high schooler in the '60s, I was fascinated by this book. I don't think i could take it seriously today.
Sabur76
Amazing what kind of morons the human race begets.
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