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By Colin Wilson, Damon Wilson

Over fifty of the main attention-grabbing debts of history's maximum unsolved mysteries.

Did werewolves roam the geographical region of 15th century France? What precisely is El Chupacabra, a creature whose identify interprets to “The Goat Sucker" in English? What phantoms and apparitions glide the halls of Borley Rectory, incomes it the nickname of “The so much Haunted apartment in England"? that includes maps, callouts, and proof that find those mysterious happenings, Strange is a groundbreaking ebook and the 1st of its kind.

In this riveting account of history's so much baffling mysteries, of the world's best specialists at the supernatural, author Colin Wilson and his son, Damon, look for the elusive solutions to the main difficult questions of the all time—from the destiny of Atlantis to the curses of the traditional Egyptians to the Bermuda Triangle. Dozens of mysteries, a few that experience wondered scientists and thinkers for hundreds of years, are accrued, illustrated, and defined during this captivating—and chilling—book.

Lavishly illustrated and expertly written, Strange keeps the Wilsons' quest for solutions to the good mysteries of the universe, taking readers on a trip past the mind's eye the place truth turns out stranger than fiction.

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77 75 Arguments in defence of using witch trial testimonies are found in the work of Carlo Ginzburg, Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method (1986; Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1989) 1–16, 156–64; and Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches’ Sabbath, trans. R. Rosenthal (New York: Pantheon, 1991) 10. See also Henderson and Cowan, Scottish Fairy Belief, 1–6. 76 John Aubrey, ‘Remains’, in Three Prose Works (Fontwell: Centaur Press, 1972) 132. 77 Mary Douglas, Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (1966; London: Ark Paperbacks, 1984) 69.

67 Bob Trubshaw, Explore Folklore (Loughborough: Heart of Albion Press, 2002) 26. 68 Alan Dundes, Interpreting Folklore (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1980) 20–32. 69 Dell Hymes, “The Ethnography of Speaking,” in Reading in the Sociology of Language, ed. Joshua A. Fishman (The Hague: Mouton, 1968) 99–138; Richard Bauman, “Towards a Behavioural Theory of Folklore: A Reply to Roger Welsch,” Journal of American Folklore 82 (1969): 167–70; Dan Ben-Amos, “Towards a Definition of Folklore in Context,” Journal of American Folklore 84/3 (1971): 3-15; Dell Hymes, “Breakthrough into Performance,” in Folklore: Performance and Communication, ed.

The intellectual impact of the Netherlands upon Scotland has not, so far, been adequately investigated, but it has been pointed out that the Dutch Revolt against Philip of Spain undoubtedly influenced the Covenanters,27 many of whom, throughout the seventeenth century sought refuge in the Low Countries. Other visitors and refugees included lawyers, merchants, 23 Balthasar Bekker, De Betooverde Wereld, 4 vols. (1691–3; new edn Deventer, 1739) book 2 preface, 11–13, book 4 219, 243, 305; Israel, Radical Enlightenment,/ 372–92.

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