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Would You Believe It?

Mysterious Tales from People You'd Least Expect

By Karen Stollznow

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Format: Paperback, 248 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United States, 15 January 2017
Has anything mysterious ever happened to you? Experiences of this kind are more common than you think. And they happen to people you'd least expect, even notable scientists and skeptics. This collection features personal stories and experiences of the mysterious, as told by Banachek, Susan Blackmore, Joe Nickell, Eugenie Scott, Chris French, Ken Feder, George Hrab, Brian Regal, Steve Cuno, Ray Hyman, and many others, with a foreword by James Randi and an afterword by James Alcock. These are tales about a wide range of extraordinary experiences, including ghost and UFO sightings, alien abduction, Bigfoot encounters, faith healing, seances, superstitions, coincidences, demonic possession, out-of-body-experiences, past lives, episodes of missing time and one case where time stood still. You will read about a poltergeist in a bakery, a genius baby, a haunted concert hall, a stone carving that vanishes and reappears mysteriously, a one-time palm reader, and a former Mormon missionary who once believed he healed a woman of a brain tumor. Sometimes the authors have explanations for their strange experiences. Sometimes they don't. Whether you believe or not, sit back and enjoy reading this collection of mysterious tales from people you'd least expect...

About the Author

Dr. Karen Stollznow is the author of the best-seller God Bless America. Her other titles include Language Myths, Mysteries and Magic, Haunting America, the novel Hits & Mrs and her forthcoming book Would You Believe It? Karen is a co-host of Monster Talk with Blake Smith (aka Dr. Atlantis), an award-winning podcast that looks at the facts and legends about Bigfoot, sea monsters, ghosts, goblins, and the thing under your bed. She is a linguist who teaches at several universities and she was a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked on a project involving endangered writing systems for the Department of Linguistics and Unicode. She has worked as a Consultant Linguist for several major companies, including Path Wise and Leap Frog. Her blog features articles about language with a focus on myths and misconceptions. Here you'll find posts about everything from speaking in tongues to animal communication and mysterious writing systems. As a mother of a toddler she is particularly interested in first language acquisition. Karen is a researcher who writes about a diverse array of topics, including language, culture, religion, science, history and paranormal claims. She has appeared on national and international TV shows, including A Current Affair, Today Tonight, Alicia Menendez Tonight, and The History Channel's Miracles Decoded. She has contributed to Psychology Today, Scientific American Mind, Australasian Science, and many other publications. Karen was born in Sydney and has a PhD in linguistics from the University of New England, Australia. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband Matthew Baxter and their baby boy Blade.

EAN: 9780692829080
ISBN: 0692829083
Publisher: Karen Stollznow
Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.42 centimetres (0.37 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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