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ISBN: 0786707933

ISBN13: 9780786707935

The Mammoth Encyclopedia of the Unsolved

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An expert examination of the most perplexing and still unexplained mysteries in more than two thousand years of human history. From Atlantis, the Bermuda Triangle, and Bigfoot to Tunguska, vampires,... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Riveting and fun to read

This book is so engrossing if you interest history, the paranormal, and various oddities. Almost every subject discussed was very interesting and I learned a lot from it. The author has a great way of looking at things others may dismiss as outlandish with a rational and open mind. Loved it!


Anyone interested in weird, paranormal, unsolved, etc., stuff will find much to enjoy and like about this book. There is stuff like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, Kaspar Hauser, Atlantis, and the Bermuda Triangle in it as well as stuff I had never heard of such as Junius, the devil's footprints, and the Oera Linda book. You will learn a lot from it. I loved it and am glad I got it.


Very well written. Has accounts of the more well-known mysteries but has an equal number of lesser known ones also. Definitely a keeper.

Colin And Damon Willson

In the second book it is written that a place called Medvedja is near Belgrade/Serbia/.It is in Serbia,but it is not near Belgrade.It is on the Morava river and that information is also written-that is correct.But Belgrade is far away from Medvedja and the Morava river.That is a bit confusing.By the way,the book is exelent

Unsolved mysteries for the "pros"...

What makes this book by Colin Wilson pleasantly unpredictable is that it contains far more "unsolved mysteries" than the "usual" and expected `Bermuda triangle`, ÙFOs`, `Bigfoot`and so on. Sure enough it contains entries about those phenomena, but it goes deeper than these and explores stories such as those of Fulcanelli or Junius (both brilliant and yet unknown stories), a more detailed account on the -possibly- false identity on the man who spent 40 years in prison claiming he was Rudolph Hess (more than likely he wasnt) , a good comprehensive and all-inclusive "report" on whether Homer actually existed and what he really did write etc.. I read books on such matters on a systematic basis and yet i found that a good portion of the ones contained here I`d never heard before. I`ve used quotation marks widely on the above paragraph trying to stay in line with Wilson`s -always- careful treading when he deals with theories about unsolved mysteries. If you`re a fan of Colin Wilson you`ll find this to be another excellent contribution of his to the "paranormal" field of research (or to be somewhat more precise: to the not so normal field of research). If you`re not familiar with this incredible and ultra prolific researcher this book is a great one to start from as:-it recquires no previous specialised reading on your part (Wilson will keep you in the know with several references and explanations throughout your reading)-ìt`s a wildly fun book even for those that might`ve never picked up a reading on such matters -and, it`s Colin Wilson. That, at least for the insiders, should suffice..

Unusually literate and informed "unsolved mysteries" book

As might be expected from Colin Wilson and his son, Damon, the wealth of detail and high quality writing in this massive tome raises it several notches above the average "unsolved mystery" book. It's a combination of two previous books by the Wilsons: Encylopedia of Unsolved Mysteries & Unsolved Mysteries Past and Present, with additional material including updated postscripts for several of the chapters. Definitely fun to delve into and a good springboard for research into the various subjects covered. Highly readable, and at over 600 pages, $12.95 is a bargain price. Granted, the cover of the book is a little silly, but you know what they say...
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