Illustrated by Richard Hook, Patricia Ludlow and others
This encyclopedia is a guide to curious phenomena, strange superstitions and ancient mysteries. Within its pages there are ghosts of sea and land, disappearances and lost empires, water monsters and King Arthur, UFOs and superstitions, fireballs, frog showers, crop circles and missing treasure. As the introduction says: The world is such an extraordinary and complicated place that it’s very unlikely we will ever solve every puzzle, break every code and understand every awesome phenomena. But we can – and will – go on trying, and any one of us may discover the key to something that has been lost, or hidden, or misunderstood for thousands of years.