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Unexplained!: 347 Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences, and Puzzling Physical Phenomena

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This is a description and analysis of some of history's most baffling events - spontaneous human combustion, UFOs, phantom attackers, crop circles and werewolves. Without supporting or refuting any claims, Jerome Clark presents the evidence, names eyewitnesses and investigators, assesses current thought about the phenomena and discusses various theories, ranging from the o ...more
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Published 1993 by Visible Ink Pr
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Shane Simmons
This book is an entertaining read, covering diverse strange topics as hairy hominids, black dogs, green fireballs (UFOs), teleportation stories, mermaids, as well as a few famous hoaxes.

Clark writes with a surprisingly skeptical viewpoint (but not excessively so) for a cryptozoologist. Many of the phenomena discussed in the book he critiques as having too little evidence to support a belief in. However, he doesn't bash the given phenomena either.

In short I'd recommend this book to any student o
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Kimmy
This is the second edition of this book that I've owned, and I haven't regretted a single penny I've spent. Clark is perhaps a bit more open-minded than I would be about some of the subjects, but he is meticulous about his research. Every entry, no matter how odd or obscure, is accompanied by a list of references. The book is broad in scope, ranging from the Jersey Devil to the Mad Gasser of Mattoon to merfolk, to Noah's Ark, to UFOs, to teleportation, crop circles, and beyond. All carefully res ...more
Jack Tyler
I bought this as a reference or "inspiration" book when I was writing fantasy. It turned out to be a very enjoyable read as well. My granddaughter read it at the age of ten, all 600 pages of it, and had a ball doing it. The chapter headings are Cosmic Enigmas; Shapes in the Sky; Strange Showers; Earth Mysteries; Cryptozoology; Out of Place; Other Incredible Entities; and Things That Are Not. Fans of Coast-to-Coast, a call-in radio show where guests are required to have frequent flyer miles on th ...more
Paige
Solid reference material of weird. Does a good job of presenting multiple theories and is not afraid to say when something is completely implausible. Very readable, especially well suited to short reads as the entries don't tend to be more than two or three pages each.
Library Linsey
Based on the fun topic, I thought this would be more interesting. I think teens would be curious to read it, but the black and white pictures and such make it pretty boring. Disappointed.
David Reynoso
Was kinda long but good overall
Christopher Carrolli
This book was a great source for the paranormal and the unexplained. I look forward to the new edition. This book does an excellent job in recounting eyewitness testimony and debunking those incidents that were deemed most likely to be a hoax. The section on the Men in Black will chill your spine, and it also has great articles regarding Mermaids, Bigfoot, Mothman, and UFO's. It is a MUST for those of you interested in the unexplained or the paranormal. This book has given me great research idea ...more
Andrew Perron
The really interesting thing about this book is that it holds everything up to the light of critical thinking. It points out when a legend is based on inadequate data and hearsay... and when skepticism becomes an excuse to dismiss the experiences of hundreds of people. It gives you the data and lets you decide. Highly recommended.
Joshua Vine
Some very interesting stuff. Some of the more unbelievable could have been left out.
Sae-chan
Too much word, not enough pictures.
Cm2dude
Quite Interesting Read...
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Jerome Clark is an American researcher and writer, specializing in unidentified flying objects and other anomalous phenomena; he is also a songwriter of some note.

Clark is one of the most prominent UFO historians and researchers active today. Although Clark's works have sometimes generated spirited debate, he is widely regarded as one of the most reputable writers in the field, and he has earned t
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