Follow hundreds of accounts of mysterious events across the world from earliest historical accounts up to the 1970's. Stories of monsters, raining frogs or stones, spontaneous human combustion, unexplained miracles, and, of course, aliens from outer space. Opening statement titled The Endless Search For Answers. Chapter titles include: Beyond the Walls of Time, Unearthly Fates, Monsters and More, The Unquiet Sky, and In the Realm of Miracles. Purchased for my own interest, I had not read it for many years and after leafing through to refresh my memory, I ended up reading the whole thing again from cover to cover.
You'll find stories about an imprint of a leather hand-sewn moccasin embedded in limestone generally dated to 180 to 225 million years ago. Where? Nevada - 1927. How about a 14-inch mummy of a middle-aged man found in Wyoming? According to one story, the last pterodactyl died in 1856, disturbed by a French crew tunneling through rock. Reportedly the beast had been encased alive, but died just moments later. A British subject collapses suddenly and awakens only to realize that he has had amnesia for the past 40 years and his home is in Minnesota. Beach sand in flames for no reason. Sonic booms heard in 1896. And the stories go on and on: sea monsters, zombies, little people, ghosts and more.
Lots of photographs and drawings. A must-read for anyone with a sense for the mysterious. 320 pages. Published by Reader's Digest Assn. 1984 (3rd printing). Measures 11 by 11-1/2 inches. Includes original dust cover which has done its job in keeping this book in near mint condition.
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