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Urban Myths

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  • Phantom Hitchhikers and Decoy Ducksby Albert Jack

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    'Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Was Sir Winston Churchill really a Druid? Did Charlie Chaplin lose a lookalike competition? Did The Who's drummer Keith Moon drive his Rolls Royce into a swimming pool? The man with the answers is Albert Jack...' - Daily Express From Walt Disney's frozen head to the kidnap of JFK's brain,... more...

  • Aliens in Americaby William J. Birnes

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 15.95

    You don?t have to be an avid hunter to enjoy the many UFO hotspots in the United States. Nor do you have to have any special clearance to pull your car up along the "Alien Highway" outside of Area 51 to watch the UFOs dance in the nighttime sky. Enthusiasts and vacationers looking for out-of-the-ordinary excursions just need this unique user?s guide... more...

  • London Urban Legendsby Scott Wood

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    How long has a corpse been staring out at passengers on the tube? Was London Bridge really shipped abroad by an American thinking he'd bought Tower Bridge? Did the Queen really mix with the crowds as a princess on VE Day? And did Hitler actually want to live in Balham? Urban legends are the funny, frightened and fierce folklore people share. Just... more...

  • Suburban Legendsby Sam Stall

    Quirk Books 2013; US$ 14.99

    It's a Terrible Day in the Neighborhood   They told you the suburbs were a great place to live. They said nothing bad could ever happen here. But they were wrong.   This collection of terrifying true stories exposes the dark side of life in the ?burbs?from corpses buried in backyards and ghosts lurking in fast food restaurants to UFOs, vanishing... more...

  • How Hemlines Predict the Economyby Peter FitzSimons

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 12.95

    Why does the dominant partner in any sexual relationship usually sleep on the side of the bed nearest the door? Is there a direct relationship between the length of hemlines and the state of the national economy? Are odd numbers evil? And why do drivers with hats drive twenty miles per hour slower than those without? These are the big questions... more...

  • Glasgow Urban Mythsby Ian Black

    Black & White Publishing 2006; US$ 7.28

    Urban myths. They could have happened anywhere, but you know they could all have happened in Glasgow. In this new collection of the best Glasgow urban myths, truth is often stranger than fiction, but can you work out which stories really did happen to a friend of a friend of an enemy of a friend of a friend? Glasgow urban myths, like the one about... more...

  • Urban Legendsby Ngaire E. Genge

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    Urban Legends is a remarkably complete collection of the modern myths that make the rounds in offices, college dorms, and every other place where people tell the stories that spring from our deepest fears and fascinations. Every culture has its folktales including ours. Except, instead of involving gods and goddesses or princes and princesses, ours... more...

  • Great Australian Storiesby Graham Seal; Warren Fahey; Catherine Jinks

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 20.90

    From pioneer tales to urban myths, folklore expert Graham Seal has gathered some of the best Australian stories from around the country. Tall tales and true, these are the stories we tell ourselves over and over again. more...

  • Urban Legendsby Nick Harding

    Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 7.99

    In this book Nick Harding sets out to describe a host of Urban Legends suggesting that we should not dismiss them purely as nonsense nor accept them as gospel truth but by striving to understand their underlying meanings we begin to see their true worth as folklore for the modern world. To understand folklore and therefore the realm of the Urban Legend... more...

  • Picture Yourself Legend Trippingby Jeff Belanger

    Course Technology PTR 2010; US$ 24.99

    What is legend tripping? There’s a good chance you’ve already done it. Remember sneaking off into that cemetery at night as a kid to see if there were any ghosts? What about hearing there was a monster lurking in that old abandoned building and wanting to check it out? Or reading about a UFO landing site and wanting to plan your next vacation... more...