GREAT WORLD MYSTERIES by Eric Frank Russell

GREAT WORLD MYSTERIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here is a follower in the footsteps of the famous Charles Fort, collector of oddities, peculiar facts and unsolved mysteries, with a symposium of real-life facts covering a wide range of bafflers. Some are familiar, such as the Mary case; some have current interest as his Gadget in the Sky, embracing, of course, the flying saucers of today; some deal with strange personalities, such as the Kaspar Hauser case. But many of them have a flavor of paychic phenomena,- the mysterious footprints throughout Devon- and again in scattered areas; the moving coffina in Barbadoes, enclosed in a completely sealed vault, evidence of levitation, incontrovertibly witnessed over the years. Then there are natural history mysteries, the sea serpents, for instance. All in all there is wonderful material here, but Eric Russell, in underplaying the melodrama has- In some cases- deadened the interest.

Publisher: Roy