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Paranormal Great Lakes: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

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Paranormal Great Lakes: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Charles Cassady, Jr.

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The first A-to-Z listing of extraordinary, supernatural, paranormal, and Fortean/inexplicable phenomena on the American Great Lakes. These five majestic freshwater seas—Lakes Superior, Huron, Erie, Michigan and Ontario—have hosted a treasure-trove of fantastic sailors’ tales, mysteries, and legends. Here abide the long-standing rumors, myths and lore about mermaids, ghost ships, lake monsters, UFOs, USOs, vortices and triangles, Flying Dutchmen, wendigos, spook lights, haunted lighthouses, headless apparitions, melancholy mist-maidens, curses, talismans, thunderbirds, and sorcerers. Presented for the traveler, folklorist, ghost-buster, skeptic, cryptozoologist, or the just plain curious.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 21 b/w photos & 7 illustrations | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764332951 | Binding: soft cover


Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Charles Cassady Jr. attended Syracuse University to study journalism. His writings and photographs have appeared in the Cleveland Free Times, Scene, West Life News, and the Morning Journal of Lorain. He has also contributed to TV Guide Online, the Heartlands Today book series, the Cinebooks Motion Picture Guide and the VideoHound book family. He is the author of Cleveland Ghosts.