Throughout history, people have had amazing experiences they could not fully explain. From chance encounters with strange creatures to sightings of mysterious lights in the sky, from ghostly apparitions in haunted houses to psychic visions of the future, these occurrences have fueled the idea that entities, powers, and dimensions may exist beyond the everyday world.
Each book in the Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena series examines one area of the paranormal and provides the perfect starting point for young readers and researchers alike. With case studies written in a lively "you-are-there" style and objective accounts of both fact and folklore, these books offer an evenhanded look at mysterious phenomena. Each title includes a historical overview, details of key cases or sightings, evidence that supports or debunks them, theories about possible explanations, and field guides for readers interested in conducting their own supernatural investigations. Designed to inspire readers' imaginations while informing on the known facts in these mysteries, this compelling series is written by occult experts with firsthand experience in researching and investigating the paranormal.
Full-color and black-and-white illustrations. Sidebars. Timeline. Endnotes. Further resources. Glossary. Index.
About the Author(s)
Consulting editor Rosemary Ellen Guiley is one of the leading authorities on the paranormal. She has written 41 nonfiction books on paranormal topics, translated into 14 languages, as well as hundreds of articles. She has appeared on numerous television, documentary, and radio shows. She is a columnist for TAPS Paramagazine and a consulting editor for FATE magazine. Guiley's books include The Encyclopedia of Angels, Second Edition; The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits, Third Edition; The Encyclopedia of Saints; The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters; and The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft, and Wicca, Third Edition, all for Facts On File. She lives in Connecticut.