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Big Book of the Unexplained School & Library Binding – April 1, 1997


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  • School & Library Binding
  • Publisher: San Val (April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0613339940
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613339940
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,466,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Is the conspiracy bug getting to you, too? If not, it soon will, especially after you check out The Big Book of the Unexplained, the companion book to The Big Book of Conspiracies. Self-proclaimed conspiracy nut Doug Moench is joined by a variety of comics artists such as Joe Sacco, J. H. Williams, Paul Gulacy, Brent Anderson, Russ Heath, and Gahan Wilson to present new tales of strange phenomena, bizarre happenings, and mysterious goings-on. And if you're bummed out about the Loch Ness monster hoax, get ready for the new "could-be" monster: La Chupacabra. Haven't heard of this creature? Then go ahead, buy this book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By OAKSHAMAN VINE VOICE on August 28, 2002
Format: Paperback
I've owned just about all of the "Big Book of" series published to date, and this is clearly the best. In fact, it is the only one I kept when it was time to move and I needed to lighten the load. It is just so darn entertaining- and you find something new every time you pick it up. That is why I bought it in the first place, instead of being a rehashing of stuff that I already knew about for years, I actually learned some significant new things. If you are jaded and think that there is "nothing new under the sun" try reading this, it will expand your horizons. It covers everything from crop circles, synchronicity, the crystal skull, ancient high tech, space/time anomalies, alternate dimensions, alien abduction, death of the 5th sun, etc., etc., etc....
And it is all tied together in a humorous way by the character of Charles Fort (The Book of the Damned.)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael Allen on September 11, 2002
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This book is a great collection of bizarre phenomena. The artwork, as is typical of Factoid Books, is just beautiful, and I often find myself reading the same passages over and over again. A true must-have for any lover of the unexplained. My only qualms about it are that some of the "facts" are copied verbatim from their sources (I've looked), but it's permissible in the face of the overall achievement. Buy it today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rob on August 27, 1999
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I have become a huge fan of this book series since I picked up the Big Book of Little Criminals. This book does a great job of describing all the wierdness this world has to offer. The best thing about this book and the others in the series is that you can show an article to someone who would not otherwise be intersted in the subject, since the "Comic" format is so easy to read. Highly, Highly recommended.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 23, 1999
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I thoroughly enjoyed the other books I've read in this series, especially The Big Book Of Death, which have always proven to be fun and interesting. This book has the same problem that nearly all books about the paranormal have, which is a total lack of any rigor or skepticism. Every goofy paranormal claim is treated seriously, no matter how many times it's been debunked. I know this book isn't exactly a serious discussion of the subject matter, but it would be nice to see a little more fostering of healthy skepticism and a little less passionate embrace of phony mystery.
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If you're like me and think the X-files is tame pap compared to the real weirdness of the world, this book is for you. It's a comic-book summary of some of the stranger phenomena of history, including a few fascinating things not convered in "mainstream" paranormia. It's not just flying saucers and bigfoot - there's plety of other strangeness that is interesting and disturbing. The comic-book presentation actually brings home the effect of the phenomena, from cartoonish parodying to starkly realistic portrayals of strangeness.
Best of all there's a bibliography for useful research . . .
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By Nancy C on January 3, 2014
Format: Paperback
I bought this book as well as several others in the series. They are so entertaining to read and even years later, the stories are still fun to look at. I'm trying to build up my collection and buy as many of these as long as they're still available.
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Just love The Big Book of the Unexplained and most work by Doug Moench. My favorites here are "The Kentucky Goblin Spree!","El Chupacabras", and "Bigfoot Alien Connection", proving Moench and these many fine comic artists aren't afraid to go to risky or P.I. places in search of the unknown. Charles Fort was an amazing researcher, ahead of his time, and (along with Nick Pope) the forerunner/prototype for Fox Mulder et al. I like how they allow the unexplained to remain so, even while relaying information very clearly in a comics format. As frustrating as it is to not have the answers to so many phenomena and odd critters, this book and comics format make it well worth the ride. A must-have for adults and kids who are curious about our mysterious world. We need mystery in our lives and this is a good place to start looking...
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The book is in amazing great condition and I have read the book from beginning to end 4 times already and some of the stories that are talked about in the book will make you laugh out loud-great job!-thank you!
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