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The Mystery Chronicles: More Real-Life X-Files Hardcover – April 23, 2004
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Contents of this book:
1) Mystery of the Nazca Lines
2) The Fiery Specter
3) The Exorcist: The Case Behind the Movie
4) The "Goatsucker" Attack
5) Undercover Among the Spirits: Investigating Camp Chesterfield
6) Alien Hybrid?
7) Image of Guadalupe: Myth-perception
8) Human Blowtorch
9) Remotely Viewed? The Charlie Jordan Case
10) Amityville: the Horror of it All
11) Sideshow! Investigating Carnival Oddities and Illusions
12) "Mothman" Solved! Investigating on Site
13) Relics of the Headless Saint
14) Circular Reasoning: Crop Circles and Their "Orbs" of Light
15) Zanzibar Demon
16) Winchester Mystery House
17) Voodoo in New Orleans
18) Secrets of the Voodoo Tomb
19) A Case of Spontaneous Human Combustion Demystified
20) Tracking the Swamp Monsters
21) John Edward: Talking to the Dead?
22) Scandals and Follies of the "Holy Shroud"
23) "Pyramid Power" in Russia
24) Diagnosing the "Medical Intuitives"
25) Alien Abductions as Sleep-Related Phenomena
26) "Visitations": After-Death Contacts
27) The Sacred Cloth of Oviedo
28) A Typical Aries?
29) The Case of the Psychic Shamus: Do Psychics Really Help Solve Crimes?
30) The Pagan Stone
31) Benny Hinn: Healer or Hypnotist?Read more ›
What sets this book apart from the rest is that the author Joe Nickell is well-qualified to investigate these mysteries with his skills in private investigation and professional magic. Best of all, he has personally gone down to many of the mystery sites to experience first-hand the mysteries for himself, rather than relying solely on second-hand information. Many of those experiences have been detailed in the book.
Each report forms a chapter, and most of them are quite short (around 5 pages), with only a few exceeding 10 pages. They are not linked nor arranged in any particular order (as far as I can tell). Each report ends with a list of references -- I doubt it's necessary for most readers, but it lends credibility to the author.
Although the inclusion of the references does make the book appear academic (in contrast to the cover design), the writing style is hardly so. On top being easy to read, the book is well-illustrated with photographs/illustrations. Along with the mostly-short chapters, this book is just perfect for the busy reader.
For those who don't know the author, Joe Nickell is a skeptic, and the conclusions of his reports will not helpful (nor welcome) for those who prefer to believe in those mysteries. For those who are open-minded, this book will prove to be a great eye-opener. For the hard-core skeptic, there's nothing new here, but still a good read.
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Arch-skeptic Joe Nickell has returned with yet another collection of stories and eye-witness accounts about various alleged supernatural and paranormal phenomena. Read morePublished on October 13, 2006 by Stefan Isaksson
One again, Joe Nickell demonstrates his unflappable penchant for "debunking through ignorance." Case in point: his chapter on Our Lady of Guadalupe, an image of supposed miraculous... Read morePublished on June 6, 2006 by Bruce D. Wilner