Bizarre Beliefs

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9781573921565: Bizarre Beliefs

Possibly the best authoritative work on the world's mysteries. From fire walking to the prophesies of Nostradamus, this new book pares the fiction from many popular theories, and urges us to educate ourselves through critical inquiry.

Jeane Dixon claims she predicted the assassination of President Kennedy, and to millions this prediction gives her the credibility to be a top psychic. Yet the media and Dixon's devoted followers dare not question, or even recognize, the many failed predictions she has offered over the years. Nostradamus is so well-known today that many people actually fear the date he predicted for World War III. Yet when his "prophecies" do not come true, the fiction-hungry media and public turn a blind eye.

Bizarre Beliefs spans the globe in search of rational and factual explanations for UFO claims, alien abductions, the Bermuda Triangle, crop circles, evidence of a living Elvis Presley, fortune tellers, Nostradamus's writings, spiritualism, astrology, graphology, fire walking, biorhythms, hypnosis, divining, ghosts, the curse of Tutankhamun, the Loch Ness monster, and "shocking" coincidences.

This fascinating book of investigative enquiry questions our ability to believe the outrageously unbelievable, and discloses the gullibility of the human mind, which discounts reason for the romance of the absurd. An amusing, informative, and outstandingly well-written account of the world of weird.

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