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Readers will be baffled by this collection of astounding true stories of strange events, weird happenings, and unusual discoveries that science cannot explain. Reprint.
Mass Market Paperback, 303 pages
Published June 28th 1992 by Carol Publishing Corporation (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
Marjan Ghp
از اون كتابايي كه چهارم دبستان طي يك عمليات سري در كتابخونه برادرم پيدا كردم و چنان غرق دنياي وهم آلودش شدم كه شب ها با اين اميد چشمامو مي بستم كه صبح توي يه سرزمين خيالي بيدار شم :))
هنوز هم رگه هايي از اون حالت هاي اسرارآميز و عجيب غريب و ترسناك در من و خواب هام وجود داره و هنوز هم كابوسم فرار كردن از دست يه موجود نامرئي غول پيكر با دندون هاي خون آلود و بلنده :/

نتيجه اينكه كتاب هاي مورد مطالعه بچه هاي كوچيكتون رو حتما چك كنيد :)) مخصوصا اگه اون بچه عاشق زندگي كردن توي خيالات و فانتزياشه
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Samin by: Dear mom
Shelves: scientific
کتآب متعلق به کتابخونه ی مادرم بود. روز های داغ تابستان قم تو اتاقیکه پنجره هاش رو به حیاط بود و آفتاب روشنایی دل انگیزی به اتاقم می بخشید، با خوندن این کتاب طی شد.
فکر می کنم دوم راهنمایی بودم. شاید حدود دوازده سالگی.
به معنای واقعی کلمه عاشق این کتاب بودم((:
مرسی مامان جانم((:
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scientific
هو الحکیم
کتابی واقعا جالب. و خیلی مشتاقم بدونم آیا تمام مطالبی که در این کتاب ذکر شده واقعیت داره یا نه. اما وقتی مطالبش رو میخونی اونقدر درگیر مطالب و جذابیتش می شی که حتی یادت میره گرسنه ای یا چند وقته که نخوابیدی. و این باعث می شه که بخوای به خودت بقبولونی که شاید واقعیت داره.
Jun 19, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror-macabre
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
ArEzO.... Es
Oct 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
اين كتاب را بچگي هام خونده بودم
كتابي به واقع عجيب تر از آنچه علم اثبات مي تونه بكنه
وخيلي جالب
براي هر داستان مدرك و اثباتي گذاشتند
اما باورش سخت است
مثلا مردي كه جلوي چشماي خانوادش توي قطعه زمين جلوي خانه شان فرو ميره و تا سالها از اونجا علف هاي عجيبي مي رويه و گاهي صداي مرد مياد كه بچه هاشو صدا مي زنه
يا داستاني از يك پسر نوجوان كه اونو توي يك زير زمين خانه كلنگي پيدا مي كنند كه از بدو تولد آنجا بوده نه آدمي ديده نه صحبت مي تونه بكنه
Apr 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
این کتاب خیلی جالبه
واقعا عجیب تر از علم
پیشنهاد می کنم حتما بخونیدش
فوق العاده ست
Jun 14, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
پر از مزخرفات و دروغ محض
Max Maxwell
Feb 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so this was published in 1959, and a lot of the stories seem rather quaint in their telling. That's not necessarily a bad thing (honestly, it is part of what I liked about it), but it definitely shows its age. Overall a fun little read.
P.S. Winn
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
So many things we see can not be explained rationally. This book tells the tales of some of them. I have read several books in this genre and always find them exciting and a bit spooky.
Erik Graff
May 05, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  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
Christopher Sutch
Jul 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Had to reread this 1959 paperback just for fun. It's a nice collection of short articles (from his radio show) on the unexplained. I think they will be good to read to the grandkids when they are old enough. Even better - one can Google these events to see what the current thinking is on them.
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An awesome collection of the weird and anomalous! Read it back in the 70s. If it's not all real, it should be!
Jessica Brasher
Dec 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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.
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, science
Oh, I remember this now!
Big fun.
Abraham Ray
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I registered a book at!
Mar 06, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Amazing what kind of morons the human race begets.
Guy Cabell
Dec 28, 2016 rated it liked it
While the stories are all claimed to be true, many of them aren't.
David Cerruti
Sep 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
As a high schooler in the '60s, I was fascinated by this book. I don't think i could take it seriously today.
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