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Wretched Ruins by Steven L. SternThe remains of ancient civilizations hold the keys to the fascinating histories of vanished cultures and their many secrets. Are these places still haunted by long-past tragedies? In this title, readers will glimpse abandoned ruins such as Machu Picchu, Peru, known as the Lost City of the Incas. In 1911, explorer Hiram Bingham discovered this deserted city high in the Andes Mountains after it had been forgotten for 400 years. The beautiful remnants of the city included about 200 stone buildings. But what had happened to the people of Machu Picchu? Why did they simply vanish? No one can say for sure. The mysteries of the 11 desolate places featured in this book will keep young readers turning the pages wanting more and more.
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
UFO Crash Sites by Dinah WilliamsSince the beginning of recorded history, people have been mystified by UFOs--unidentified flying objects. Even Christopher Columbus, on a 1492 voyage aboard the Santa Maria, was puzzled by a sight he described as "a light glimmering at a great distance" in the sky. While no UFOs have ever been captured or recovered, there may be startling clues to their existence left behind in places where they are thought to have struck the ground. In this book, children will visit 11 of the eeriest UFO crash sites found around the world. Among them is the scene of a gigantic, unexplained explosion that knocked flat 80 million trees; a hillside strewn with unearthly artifacts; and a spot where an alien pilot is said to be buried. The intriguing photographs and fascinating nonfiction text will keep children turning the pages to discover more spellbinding stories.
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Spooky Schools by Natalie LunisMost days, schools are filled with students learning in classrooms, studying in libraries, and eating in lunchrooms. Yet what about the reports that something more unusual has been spotted in these buildings? Are they true? According to some, ghostly figures and creepy spirits haunt the hallways of some of America's most well-known schools, colleges, and universities. Among the 11 spooky schools in this book, children will discover an art institute haunted by a mischievous ghost and a university in Florida where a man with glowing red eyes mysteriously appears. The haunting photographs and chilling nonfiction text will keep children turning the pages to discover more spooky stories.
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Spooky Museums by Joyce L. MarkovicsIt's closing time at a museum. Most of the visitors have already left the building as the lights flicker. A stuffed grizzly bear towers in the corner of the room near the exit sign. Everything about the dead animals looks real--from its razor-sharp claws to its piercing eyes. Is it watching you? That's when you notice a thin, bloody stream of saliva dripping from its open mouth. The lights flicker again and shut off, blanketing the room in darkness. Suddenly, there's a deafening ROAR! In the 11 spooky museums in this book, you will explore a shrine to black magic, a collection of preserved brains, a museum haunted by a famous dead artist, and a gallery that holds the severed head of a killer, along with many other peculiar places. Spooky Museums is part of Bearport's Scary Places series.
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
Tragic Theaters by Natalie LunisTheaters are fun places to visit most of the time. These beautiful buildings are usually filled with funny comedies, dramatic tragedies, and exciting musicals. Yet what happens when the most exciting and dramatic events aren't happening on the stage? Many theaters have been the scenes of unusual deaths, tragic events, and are even said to be home to ghosts and spirits. Within the 11 tragic theaters in this book, children will discover the ghost of the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, and the spirit of a beautiful showgirl who keeps reappearing on the stage where she became famous 100 years ago. The haunting photographs and chilling nonfiction text will keep children turning the pages to discover more spooky stories.
Publication Date: 2013-08-01
Witch Haunts by Heidi E. Y. StempleCauldrons, broomsticks, spells, and black cats are some of the things that witches bring to mind. Yet, tales about witches are more than just spooky legends. Throughout history, people who looked or acted strangely have been accused of being witches and conjuring evil. The consequence of being found guilty of practicing witchcraft was often a terrible death! Among the 11 creepy witches' haunts in this book, children will discover a castle haunted by a woman suspected of being a witch, a cave lived in by a odd-looking woman who could predict the future, and a tower where people gather on Halloween to summon the devil. The spooky photographs and chilling nonfiction text will keep children turning the pages to discover even more spellbinding stories.
Publication Date: 2016-08-01
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