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Posted 22 June 2009 - 12:18 PM

Solemon had some good books.
And a book on dragons and mytology in general from Europ on about 600 pages is quite rich on info (don't remember the name).

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 03:19 PM

Sweetpumper on Jun 3 2009, 10:59 AM, said:

The Allagash Abductions

Hunt For The Skinwalker

Mysterious Valley

Those are three of the best I've read so far.

I 2nd Hunt for the Skinwalker; it rocked my world. I couldn't put it down.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 02:30 AM

Dalton O. M. Sihite~ on Jun 4 2009, 06:08 PM, said:

The Weird 100 - Steven Spignesi
Unexplained! - Jerome Clark

The Weird 100 is my favorite, I've read it multiple times

I have the same books too. I really enjoyed them.

Here's mine:

On The Track of Bigfoot by Marian T. Place(an old book from the 70's, it really creep me out whenever I read it)

Historic Haunted America by Michael Norman & Beth Scott(I'm still not done with it, but it's very interesting)

Mysteries of the Unexplained by Richard & Amanda O'Neill

Weird Hauntings

I have more, but I haven't started reading them yet

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:46 PM

Alltime favorite has to be Edger Allen Poe's Poems

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 05:39 AM

I can't believe we're talkin books and no one said "Phantom of the Opera" its a classic!! My latest is "The Skeptic's Guide to the Paranormal". My brother bought it for me as a joke but it's actually a pretty solid read.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:49 PM

Bokenobi on Jun 3 2009, 12:27 PM, said:

Two of my personal favourites are Chambers Dictionary of the Unxplained and The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel.

Nice, I have the Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained. But as far as novels, Ghost Hunters really ruined my enthusiasm for reading ghost stories; however, The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits is still a good read, even for just a very short while.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:46 PM

Definitely the Mothman Prophecies.

One real freaky book, ties together a lot of seemingly unrelated events...man...

I need to re-read that.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 12:34 AM

Own quite a few of the aforementioned books and they are all really good.  Here are some of the ones I own and very much enjoy reading as well as the above mentioned ones.

From Flying Toads to Snakes With Wings - Shukar
The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology - Robbins
Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings - John Michael Greer
Strange & Unexplained Phenomena - Jerome Clark and Nancy Pear
Encyclopedia of the Unexplained - Jenny Randles & Peter Hough

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 03:43 AM

Don't know if you want paranormal fiction or not but anything by H.P. Lovecraft is good.  Also, try Algernon Blackwood who wrote my personal favorite "The Wendigo."  The Exorcist is pretty good too as is "Everything's Eventual" by Stephen King.  Now I'll show my age a little bit.  For a trip down memory lane try the "Scary Stories" series by Alvin Schwartz.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 04:50 PM

I have worked in a book store for years so my list can go on and on.

-Ghosts: True Encounters With The World Beyond
by Hans Holzer

-Ghostly Adventures: Chilling True Stories from America’s Haunted Hot Spots
byChristopher Balzano

-Earth, Air, Fire, and Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic
by Scott Cunningham

-Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death
by Deborah Blum

-Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century
by Janet Bord

The last two are very good.

I read "Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th" when I was a little kid and I know it is the root of my fascination today.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 01:21 AM

I've got two books from Readers Digest.  They are very informative and cover a broad range of topics, however they may be slightly out dated.
Unsolved Mysteries of the Past. (1992)
Mysteries of the Unexplained. (1988)

I also have "The Prophecies of Nostradamus", Translated, edited and introduced by Erica Cheetham. Published by Corgi Books in 1973.
Although I don't put much stock in his prophecies, I found it a very interesting book, and quite handy when looking for alleged prophecies quoted on UM.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 05:17 AM

When I was a kid the library had the whole set of Time Life Mysteries of the Unkown, I used to love those:


I know opinions will differ, but I also liked "The Amityville Horror" by Jay Anson, "The Demonologist" by the Warrens, "Communion" by Whitley Streiber and "Chariots of the Gods" by Von Daniken ( something like that ).  

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 01:24 AM

I liked The Uninvited by Steven LaChance thought it was really good i watched the special on a haunting about it.


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Posted 19 July 2009 - 07:27 PM

1. GRand Livre du Mysterieux
It's a 300 pages book with thousands of story about Ufos, Monsters, ghosts etc.
2. Bigfoot Case book
A great book with over 100 stories about encounters with Bigfoot.
3. La bete du Gevaudan
A book about The famous monster.

I'm from Quebec, so I'm french Canadian, that's why many of my books are in french.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:46 PM

Just thought I'd take advantage of this thread, plus I did'nt want to get into trouble for posting a new thread that is basicallly requesting reading material! Moving away slightly from the major theme slightly, but does anyone have any good suggestions for supernatural/horror fiction?
I'm experiencing a major low in terms of finding any decent reading material out there!
I've read some of the hooror classics along with some more contempary stuff-read Davis Moody's Haters and enjoyed it to some degree!
Please help!

Edited by littlejo, 20 July 2009 - 06:46 PM.

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Now as then is simple truth, sweetest tongue has sharpest tooth.

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