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Unexplained! describes and analyzes some of history's most baffling events -- spontaneous human combustion, UFOs, phantom attackers, crop circles, werewolves and others. Neither supporting nor refuting any claims, Jerome Clark, a noted authority on the extraordinary, provides existing evidence, names eyewitnesses and investigators, briefs the reader on the possibility of hUnexplained! describes and analyzes some of history's most baffling events -- spontaneous human combustion, UFOs, phantom attackers, crop circles, werewolves and others. Neither supporting nor refuting any claims, Jerome Clark, a noted authority on the extraordinary, provides existing evidence, names eyewitnesses and investigators, briefs the reader on the possibility of hoaxes, assesses current thought about the phenomenon and discusses various theories....

Title : Unexplained!: 347 Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurences, and Puzzling Physical Phenomena
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ISBN : 9780810394360
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Number of Pages : 443 Pages
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Unexplained!: 347 Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurences, and Puzzling Physical Phenomena Reviews

  • Shane Simmons
    2019-04-21 05:48

    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 of anomalous phenomena.

  • Jack Tyler
    2019-05-06 08:02

    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 the mother ship, will immediately recognize the various oddities and anomalies chronicled in this tome. In fact, Whitley Strieber, an occasional host of Coast-to-Coast who has logged more miles on the mother ship than I have on State 94, has his own section under Shapes in the Sky.I don't suggest that you should believe everything (or anything) that's in here, nor does the author, who merely examines what little evidence there is for the various sightings, but this is great source material for any fantasy, horror, or paranormal writer. From the Ancient Astronaut Society to the White River Monster, if a sighting has been claimed, it's written up between these pages. I strongly recommend it to any writer who falls into the categories mentioned. It is, as I say, great source material, and I defy any writer of the creepy, weird, or macabre who's worth his salt to remain blocked with this baby sitting smugly by the keyboard. Great stuff, lots of fun. 'Nuff said.

  • Kimmy
    2019-05-02 23:34

    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 researched to include both historical and modern beliefs and reports. I'm a disbeliever in 99% of what this book discusses, but that doesn't mean that it isn't a great deal of fun. Fortunately, Clark writes in an engaging style, occasionally with tongue-in-cheek and never with the unnerving (slightly mad) earnestness of so many experts in anomaly. Basically, if you like weird stuff, this one's for you.

  • MeatAndPotatoes
    2019-05-21 07:45

    Awesome book. Covers cryptids, phenomena, and other unexplained things as the title suggest. I felt as if some of the sections went on for too long while others were cut to short. There was a noticeable bias that pointed into the author believing in these things were true, but at the end of each section, he included research or theories that were done to disprove the mystery so it tends to balance out. As I said, this book is quite extensive. It featured many new cryptids I wasn't aware of so it's worth a read if you're into this kind of stuff.

  • Paige
    2019-05-04 23:36

    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.

  • Christopher Carrolli
    2019-04-25 07:56

    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 ideas...

  • Drew Perron
    2019-04-27 23:38

    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
    2019-05-14 06:03

    Some very interesting stuff. Some of the more unbelievable could have been left out.

  • Jo
    2019-04-29 07:02

    This is fun

  • Sae-chan
    2019-04-23 02:00

    Too much word, not enough pictures.

  • Bibliofiendlm
    2019-05-17 06:47

    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.

  • Cm2dude
    2019-05-01 07:01

    Quite Interesting Read...

  • David Reynoso
    2019-04-30 01:38

    Was kinda long but good overall

  • Chris Ellis
    2019-05-08 04:57

    Very entertaining look at a variety of unexplained incidents, objects, animals etc. (in alphabetical order)The book tries to present the evidence as collected from original sources, without passing judgement on the material, and I found it quite unique in that regard.Bears a read by anyone interested in such things.

  • P.S. Winn
    2019-05-03 06:40

    200 strange mysteries, hoaxes and mind puzzling events. Do you believe? This is an interesting read and hard to put down.

  • Susan
    2019-05-13 04:42

    I found this a tough read and lost interest. I didn't finish the book. I gave it away.

  • C
    2019-05-21 03:50

    The full title is _Unexplained! Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences, and Puzzling Physical Phenomena_, and this is the 3rd Edition after the first two being published in 1993 and 1999.The Introduction is a very thorough and readable discussion on researching strange events and reports. It talks about the need for authorities and experts to come up with some explanation, no matter how farfetched. It discusses different attitudes and interpretations of the same event across different cultures and even in the same culture, just over different decades and generations. It discusses the reliability of eyewitness reports while also noting that sometimes even if the researcher decides the eyewitnesses are not completely reliable he or she may have to admit the eyewitnesses clearly saw something unusual.At 439 pages, not including the index, this is a large book that covers a large number of topics as seen in the Table of Contents (I’ve put a copy of the table of contents at the bottom of this review). I’ve enjoyed reading about anomalous events and strange occurrences for over 30 years and I still found some topics here that I had either not heard of before or had not seen discussed in this much detail. I also didn’t see any information I know to be incorrect or outdated, I didn’t see any place where a statement on one page would contradict a statement on a different page. This is a really good book and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good introduction on strange events. It would also be a great gift to someone who likes to read about the world, I got hooked on books like this as a teenager and it’s great to see that there are still new ones being written.The book is broken into a number of short chapters, anywhere from 2 to 27 pages long, with most of the chapters being 3 to 6 pages long. There aren’t specific footnotes, but sources are named in the text as they are cited and often there will be a list for suggested further reading at the end of each chapter. - Foreword- Introduction- Photo Credits- Mysteries- - Anomalous Clouds- - Black Dogs- - Beast of Exmoor- - Falls from the Sky (Inorganic Matter)- - Falls from the Sky (Organic Matter)- - Flying Humanoids- - Hairy Dwarves- - Ghost Lights- - Green Fireballs- - Hairy Bipeds- - Almas- - Lake Monsters- - Lake Worth Monster- - Lindorms- - Living Dinosaurs- - Momo- - Morag- - Pterosaur Sightings- - Sea Serpents- - Tatzelwurm]- - Dover Demon- - Thunderbirds- - Thylacines- - Unidentified Submarine Objects- - Water Hounds- - Yowie- Curiosities- - Belled Buzzard- - Cosmic Jokes and Saucer Critters- - Nazca Lines- - Entombed Animals- - Green Children- - Hoop Snakes and Joint Snakes- - Monstrous Serpent- - Ice Falls- - Jersey Devil- - Kangaroos in America- - Alligators in the Sewers- - Mad Gassers- - Merbeings- - Ringing Rocks- - Moving Coffins- - Onza- - Pwdre Ser- - White River Monster- - Stuart’s Monsters- - Teleportation- - Skyquakes- - Wheels of Light- Fables- - Cottingley Fairy Photographs- - Oliver Lerch Disappearance- - Flight 19- - Hollow Earth- - Bermuda Triangle- - Jacko- - Martian Mummies and Others- - Devil’s sea- - Mono Grande- - Noah’s Ark- - David Lang Disappearance- - Paluxy Tracks- - Stomach Snakes and Other Gastrointestinal Creatures- - Thunderbird Photographs- - Atmospheric Life Forms- - Vulcan- - Wahhoo- Index

  • Brendan
    2019-05-02 04:46

    The unknown or Unexplained is something that people always wonder about. See what I did there? Anyway people are always curious or afraid of what they don't understand or know. People tell storeis and make rumors abiut some of histories most famous places, monsters, and events. But how do we know if it's true? Well only time will tel but for now we have thins book. The book, Unexplained: Strnge sightings, Incredible Occurences & Puzziling Physical Phenomena, by Jerome Clark is a book that tells about the mysteries of Earth and it's universe. The book tells the reader of UFO sightings and so called "moster sightings, along with consparicies about the government of everday life. This allows the reader to set the mind and gears into motion. I literally stopped in my tracks after reading many of the sections to look up some more info on the events. The book tells the story of the Roswell incident, to the myth about the Jersey Devil. A monster that lives out in the woods of New Jersey. Many people have claimed to have seen it, but there has been no proof what so ever. So is this a hoax or real? This really is Unexplained! Now for those that love books about the mysterious and unknown of Earth's surface, would love this book. It has so many things to choose from when it comes down to topics. There are tells about monsters and religon practices that would seem messed up to be a part of. But the book captures the reader with all of these accounts of the unknown and unexplained! This book is for those who might like horror or sci-fi, but this book is also not for the faint of heart. There were pictures of dead animals such as cows, goats, and even a dog. I'd say check it out if you can look past that. In the words of Joe Bob, "FOUR STARS! CHECK IT OUT!"