It's True! Hauntings Happen and Ghosts Get Grumpy

It's True! Hauntings Happen and Ghosts Get Grumpy


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What would you do if furniture threw itself down stairs and fires broke out in the cupboards? Or if you saw a festering green hand appear behind you in a mirror? In this engrossing book about the supernatural, discover spine-chilling stories and examine the evidence on teleportation, UFOs, psychic detectives, premonitions about the sinking of the Titanic, Christopher Columbus' experience inside the Bermuda Triangle -- and many other mysteries of mind, time and space. Complete with instructions for holding your own fork-bending party and cartoons to tickle your funny bone, this collection of freaky phenomena will scare up interest even among skeptics.

About the It's True! series

Gross! Creepy! Amazing! Kids will love it.

This non-fiction series for older readers features wacky writing, funny cartoons, and remarkable photos that make each book as delightfully entertaining as it is informative. It's True!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554510214
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 09/12/2006
Series: It's True! Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Meredith Costain is a writer and musician who has reviewed kids' books, edited a kids' magazine, and taught a professional writing course.

Craig Smith has illustrated over 300 books, including I Hate Fridays, The Comic Book Kid, and several books in the Emily Eyefinger series.

Table of Contents

Why the Supernatural?

01. Things that go bump in the night

  • The face-slapping ghost
  • Ghoulies and ghosties
  • The horror in the cellar
  • Poltergeists or heating pipes?
  • Tongueless mouths and festering hands
  • Faces on the floor

02. You can't keep a good ghost down

  • Resurrection Mary
  • Theater ghosts
  • A haunting experience
  • The phantom funeral guest

03. Is anybody out there?

  • They came from the sky...
  • The first flying saucers
  • Identified flying objects

04. The Roswell incident

  • Weird wreckage
  • Weirder and weirder
  • The army changes its mind
  • Nothing but hair to make taxes fair
  • Gravity-busters
  • Alien autopsy?
  • What really happened at Roswell?

05. Close encounters

  • Running around in circles
  • Abductions in Arizona
  • Alien identification kit
  • Do you believe in aliens?

06. Here one minute, gone the next...

  • Beam me up, Scotty
  • Zapping through time and space
  • The foot without a body
  • Triangle of death

07. Psychic powers

  • It's a lottery
  • Coal mine disaster
  • Psychic detectives
  • The Beaumont children
  • A gift or a scam?

08. Seeing into the future

  • Mother Shipton's prophecies
  • Hindley's hoax?
  • The end of the world
  • Predicting your future
  • The unsinkable Titanic
  • Fiction stranger than truth

09. Fire-walkers and fork-benders

  • Master-bender
  • Fire-walking
  • Brain-chip miracle

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Why the Supernatural?

My grandmother was peeling potatoes at the sink when she had sudden "vision." She saw her mother, 17,000 kilometers (10,600 miles) away in the north of England, waving goodbye to her. The next day Gran received a telegram that said her mother had died--at exactly the same time she'd "seen" her the day before.

My mother often has dreams about events that are about to take place and I seem to have a knack for prediction too. If I feel something really, really bad is going to happen, it usually does. (My computer crashed twice while I was typing that sentence.) And if I suddenly start thinking about my mum or sister, and check the clock, the display will usually read 11:11. I don't know if some kind of "sixth sense" runs in my family. What I do know is that I'm interested in things that science can't always explain.

Meredith Costain

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