Unexplained: An Encyclopedia of Curious Phenomena, Strange Superstitions, and Ancient Mysteries

Unexplained is a comprehensive and compelling one-stop guide to weird nature, the paranormal, and strange superstitions. Even with today's high-tech science, many events and ancient mysteries remain unexplained and surrounded by theories that stir the imagination and challenge scientific fact. This book systematically explores all aspects of the human fascination with the unknowable, from hauntings and the power of the mind to physical mysteries such as lost civilizations, ancient superstitions and symbols, and the persistent ideas about life from other planets. Evocative illustrations and intriguing photographs, combined with spine-tingling text by an award-winning author, shed light on the world's greatest mysteries.
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published on October 4, 2006 by Kingfisher
ISBN-10: 0753459507
ISBN-13: 9780753459508
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  • dizzyjelly
    dizzyjellyWednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:52 pm33 stars
    Some kids can be scaredy- cats! No offense to cats, though. I just read this book, Unexplained, by Judy Allen. It's an encyclopedia of paranormal things and creatures, such as ghosts, monsters, and visions of the future, no- unexplained stuff. Judy Allen is a good writer. But- this is not my favorite book, maybe 10th or 56th place? I don't know. I've read a lot of books, but just like the average kid. I just can't choose well! I decided to read this, because I'm really into stuff like this, but here's one thing- I'm not gonna become one of those cryptozoologists. Sure, I think I believe that these stuff do exist, well, at least something like, 80 percent? But that doesn't matter! As soon as I saw this, I flipped through the book, and borrowed it from the library. I returned it. After a year, I was in the mood for something like this, so I ordered it on Amazon! That doesn't matter either, though. Want a few facts? Well, here's a small list: Dizzyjelly's list o' "weird stuff." #1 Phantom Hitchhikers: people who hitchhike, get picked up, and disappear. Sometimes the people matching that description are people who died years earlier! #2 6th Sense: 6th sense is a weird phenomena when someone gets information without using any of the other 5 senses. #3 Deja Vu: Everybody gets it! I get it like, 10x a day! It's not like watching a movie and realizing you've seen it before. It a lot weirder. A whole lot weirder. I don't know how to explain it, though. Sometimes, I get the same Deja Vu like, 3 times! It's weird. But that's the whole point, right? I rate this 3 out of 5 stars, like I said, it's not my favorite. But I recommend this to anybody, except for skeptics. Have a good day! Have a good day! Have a good day! Have a good day! Have a good day! No, that's not Deja Vu, of course.