The World's Greatest Unsolved Mysteries


Author: Lionel Fanthorpe,Patricia Fanthorpe
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9780888821942
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 212
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Accompany the Fanthorpes on their intriguing investigations in Canada and worldwide, through years of research into the unexplained.

The World's Greatest Unsolved Mysteries


Author: Book Sales, Inc.,Book Sales, Incorporated
Publisher: Book Sales
ISBN: 9780785814832
Category: Reference
Page: 566
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Looks at numerous events throughout history that have largely remained unsolved, including thefts, fraud, disappearances and deaths.

Uncertain Endings

Literature's Greatest Unsolved Mystery Stories
Author: Otto Penzler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781933648859
Category: Fiction
Page: 301
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A volume of classic unsolved short mysteries invites readers to speculate about their endings and includes Frank Stockton's "The Lady, or the Tiger?" Stanley Elkin's "Unreasonable Doubt," and Ray Bradbury's "The Whole Town's Sleeping." Reprint.

13 große Geheimnisse der Kunst

Kunst für Kids
Author: Angela Wenzel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783791370460
Category:
Page: 45
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13 Fälle, in denen es um Geheimnisse in der Kunst geht, z.B. den ungeklärten Todesfall eines Künstlers, rätselhafte Bilder, verschwundene Kunstwerke oder einen Künstler, den keiner je gesehen hat. Ab 9.

100 of the World's Greatest Mysteries


Author: E. Randall Floyd
Publisher: Harbor House
ISBN: 9781891799051
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 305
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Comprehensive collection of unexplained phenomena, science mysteries and historical oddities ranging from Big Bang and Killer comets to poltergeist and alien abductions.

Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea


Author: Lionel Fanthorpe,Patricia Fanthorpe
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781550024982
Category: Nature
Page: 260
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Explores the intriguing mysteries of the sea: How were the seas formed? What gave rise to stories of mermaids, sirens, and sea monsters?

Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea


Author: Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459720636
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 260
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Seas and oceans cover most of the Earth’s surface, yet we know less about what lies beneath them than we do about stars and planets millions of miles away. The seas are filled with intriguing mysteries: How were they formed? What gave rise to stories of sirens, mermaids, and mermen? Where did the old pirates and buccaneers hide their treasure? The answers to these questions and more can be found in Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea.

Unsolved!

The History and Mystery of the World's Greatest Ciphers from Ancient Egypt to Online Secret Societies
Author: Craig P. Bauer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884799
Category: Computers
Page: 624
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Watch Craig Bauer discuss the Zodiac Killer’s cipher on HISTORY’s new miniseries The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer In 1953, a man was found dead from cyanide poisoning near the Philadelphia airport with a picture of a Nazi aircraft in his wallet. Taped to his abdomen was an enciphered message. In 1912, a book dealer named Wilfrid Voynich came into possession of an illuminated cipher manuscript once belonging to Emperor Rudolf II, who was obsessed with alchemy and the occult. Wartime codebreakers tried—and failed—to unlock the book's secrets, and it remains an enigma to this day. In this lively and entertaining book, Craig Bauer examines these and other vexing ciphers yet to be cracked. Some may reveal the identity of a spy or serial killer, provide the location of buried treasure, or expose a secret society—while others may be elaborate hoaxes. Unsolved! begins by explaining the basics of cryptology, and then explores the history behind an array of unsolved ciphers. It looks at ancient ciphers, ciphers created by artists and composers, ciphers left by killers and victims, Cold War ciphers, and many others. Some are infamous, like the ciphers in the Zodiac letters, while others were created purely as intellectual challenges by figures such as Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard P. Feynman. Bauer lays out the evidence surrounding each cipher, describes the efforts of geniuses and eccentrics—in some cases both—to decipher it, and invites readers to try their hand at puzzles that have stymied so many others. Unsolved! takes readers from the ancient world to the digital age, providing an amazing tour of many of history's greatest unsolved ciphers.

Open Files

A Narrative Encyclopedia of the World's Greatest Unsolved Crimes
Author: Jay Robert Nash
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1590775244
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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Here is a fascinating compendium of unsolved crimes—from murder to robbery, arson to forgery—presenting the most baffling cases on record, starting with the murder of Lord Darnely, Mary, Queen of Scots' husband in 1566 and ending in the 1980s. The hundreds of entries, arranged alphabetically, tell the stories of cases that include New York's first murder mystery, the bank heist of St. Albans, Vermont by Confederate raiders whose loot was never recovered, and the strangulation of British socialite Louisa Maud Steele, found in 1931 with teeth marks on her throat. Embodying mystery, suspense, and intrigue in a mix unique to the inimitable Jay Robert Nash, this book has all the elements to intrigue general readers and specialists alike—who are encouraged to draw their own conclusions from the author's presentation of the facts and possibilities. Scores of photos and lithographs add a special flavor to this indispensable volume.

The World's Most Mysterious People


Author: Lionel Fanthorpe,P. A. Fanthorpe,Patricia Fanthorpe
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9780888822024
Category: Reference
Page: 240
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This is a collection of remarkable and mysterious people, from all ages and places, including our own.

LIFE The Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of All Time

50 Baffling Cases from the Files
Author: The Editors of LIFE
Publisher: Life
ISBN: 9781603200813
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 128
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Did the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia survive the slaughter of her family, and did Amelia Earhart perhaps survive her famous flight across the Pacific? Where did the evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson go when she vanished in May of 1926, and where did the mystery writer Agatha Christie disappear to later that same year? Was Napoleon in fact murdered, and might the same fate have befallen Dag Hammarskjold? Where's all the loot from the Great Train Robbery, not to mention all the spoils that were stashed away by the notorious gangster Dutch Schultz? Did two other mountain climbers reach the summit of Mount Everest before Sir Edmund Hillary, and did a French airplane cross the Atlantic just before Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis? Who was Jack the Ripper, and who was the Axman of New Orleans? All of these questions will be asked anew (and some of them will finally be answered) in the pages of this intoxicating new LIFE book. Here are no fewer than 50 cases from the files, each more baffling than the last. The famous folks are here — from Edgar Allan Poe to Jim Morrison to JonBenet Ramsey — as are equally compelling stories involving people who you have yet to meet. LIFE's editors have unearthed more than a few obscurities for your entertainment. Entertainment? Indeed. As these editors point out in their introductions: "There is something in human nature that draws up to the mysterious. We seek conclusions — but not really. We want answers but are entertained when they prove elusive. A mystery fascinates us, intrigues us, beguiles us. In its uncertainty, it has a softness and a sense of wonder that a solved, buttoned-down case lacks. An unsolved mystery can be romantic." Enter, then, into the romance of The Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of All Time. Puzzle out the possible solutions to these narratives and delight in the extraordinary photographs. Riveting stories and great photography: just what you would expect from LIFE, and the only aspect of this book that is not at all mysterious.

The Oak Island Mystery

The Secret of the World's Greatest Treasure Hunt
Author: Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1770700137
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 224
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Oak Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, has a secret treasure that has now been revealed.

Christianity and the Detective Story


Author: Walter Raubicheck,Anya Morlan
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443865419
Category: Fiction
Page: 260
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Christianity and the Detective Story is the first book to gather together academic criticism on this particular connection between religion and popular culture. The articles cover the origin of this relationship in the works of G. K. Chesterton, examine its development through the “Golden Age” of mystery writers such as Dorothy L. Sayers, and include discussions of recent and contemporary television crime dramas. The volume makes a strong case for viewing mystery writing as a valid means of providing both entertainment and religious insight.

Real-Life X-Files

Investigating the Paranormal
Author: Joe Nickell
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813137276
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 336
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As a former private investigator and forensic writer, Joe Nickell has spent much of his career identifying forged documents, working undercover to infiltrate theft rings, and investigating questioned deaths. Now he turns his considerable investigative skill toward the paranormal, researching the most well-known and mysterious phenomena all over the world -- spontaneous human combustion, UFO visitations, auras, electronic poltergeists, and many, many more -- with an eye toward solving these mysteries rather than promoting or dismissing them. Real-Life X-Files: Investigating the Paranormal examines the cases of over forty paranormal mysteries. Using a hands-on approach, Nickell visits the scene of the so-called unexplainable activity whenever possible and attempts to physically duplicate the miraculous. Whether he's inflicting stigmata on himself or recreating the liquefying blood of Saint Januarius, Nickell does whatever necessary to eliminate the probable before considering the supernatural. What is left is that much more fascinating. Nickell reports on familiar legends from American history such as the supernatural events surrounding Abraham Lincoln's death and the supposed crash landing of an alien spacecraft near Roswell, New Mexico. He closely examines claims of the miraculous, from rose petals bearing the likeness of Jesus to photographs of a "golden door" to heaven. Controversial mysteries such as clairvoyance and "spirit painting," haunted places, and freaks of nature are just a few of the many topics covered. Suspenseful, engrossing, funny, and grounded in scientific methodology, Real-Life X-Files provides real explanations for the "paranormal" activities that have intrigued human beings for centuries.

The World's Most Mysterious Places


Author: Lionel Fanthorpe,Patricia Fanthorpe
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9780888822062
Category: True Crime
Page: 287
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A fascinating compilation of stories about lost lands, weird locations, and strange sites.