Mysteries of the Unknown: Phantom Encounters

By Time Life Books - Rating: 4/10

This book is a collection of anecdotal tales of various people from the olden days being visited by spirits. The stories go as follows: person sees ghost-like figure of distant a friend or relative. Later, person finds out that the friend/relative died at the very same moment in which the apparition manifested itself. Now imagine that same story told, with only slight variations, a hundred or so more times but in a prose style that feels like the phony paragraph at the bottom of a Mad Fold-in. Except no matter how many times you crease the pages, there’s never a pithy punchline.

Cool page design, but all-in-all, not a very good entry point into this series.

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