Today’s theme for our book cover poll is unexplained phenomena. You can find out more about these spooky books below. But first, pick your favourite cover!
The Big Book of Mysteries (by Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe): From Atlantis to Nostradamus, Masons to Templars, Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe have explored some of the greatest mysteries ever known in this world and beyond. Now, in The Big Book of Mysteries, the Fanthorpes attempt to answer, among other questions: What are the origins of blood-sucking creatures such as vampires? Do Yeti and Sasquatch truly exist on mountains in Canada and Nepal? Who actually built the Sphinx and the Pyramids and why were they erected? What strange, dangerous powers lay hidden in the Ark of the Covenant? Is the Bermuda Triangle really a deathtrap for ships and planes? Secret societies, lost treasures, and legendary monsters all have been carefully researched by the Fanthorpes, many investigated in person, and now presented with illustrations and photographs in one super-sized collection to satisfy everyones curiosity. If youve ever felt the burning desire to know more about lifes great mysteries, then The Big Book of Mysteries is for you no element of the unknown is safe from the Fanthorpes scrutinizing eyes.
Jeepers Creepers (by John Robert Colombo): Here are over 40 scary, hair-raising, and frightening stories of the supernatural and the paranormal. These are first-person narratives that are unexplained and possibly inexplicable. All of them have been reported to John Robert Colombo, Canada’s Master Gatherer of the Arcane, by men and women from various parts of the country, and they’re published here in the words of the informants themselves, the witnesses to these wonders. Here, you will have the opportunity to read about:
A woman from Ottawa who is visited nightly by her dead husband.
A man from Quebec who is haunted by visions of the past.
The couple from Regina, Saskatchewan, who commune with spirits through a Ouija board.
The woman from Newcastle, Ontario, who finds the house of her dreams with a terrible secret.
Haunted Too (by Dorah L. Williams): Upon writing Haunted: The Incredible True Story of a Canadian Family’s Experience Living in a Haunted House, Dorah thought her situation was unique. What she didn’t realize was how many others would relate to how it feels to be haunted, too. After being flooded by emails from people with similar experiences, Dorah began to realize this wasn’t uncommon at all. It seemed these paranormal happenings were universal — in all areas, within all age groups, and among all walks of life.
So, Haunted Too came to be. Not only will it entertain the reader, as good ghost stories always have, but it will also help the reader to better understand this phenomenon, with the inclusion of shared experiences, opinions, and advice of professionals in this field. Whether fear-provoking or poignant, these collective supernatural encounters are directly quoted in their own words by those who have experienced them first-hand, and are enlightening as well as entertaining.
Mysteries and Secrets of Numerology (by Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe): Mysteries and Secrets of Numerology investigates the ancient and widespread belief that numbers have unexplained powers to influence our lives, everything we do, and everything around us, so that, as the brilliant scientist and philosopher Sir James Hopwood Jeans wrote, “The Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician.”
Numerology extends throughout the history of the world — from Pythagoras to the mysteries of ancient Babylonia and India, from Norse runes to Egyptian hieroglyphs and ancient Hebrew Gematria. Names, places, and dates all seem to have mysterious numerological significance. Some are positive and supportive; others appear to be negative and act as warnings. Where does the truth lie?
In the face of so much global and historical evidence, and in the light of the power of numbers in nature, science, and technology, the secrets and mysteries of numerology are well worth investigating.
Laura is the Marketing Designer at Dundurn Press.