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Guide Picks - Top 4 Paranormal Encyclopedias
Everyone who is serious about investigating the many unexplained facets of our world will benefit from any of these well-researched and expertly written encyclopedias on the paranormal. The authors are respected researchers and editors who have been involved in the subject for many years. Better still, they provide sober, non-sensationalistic examinations of a myriad of paranormal phenomena.
1) Cryptozoology A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature
If you're looking for the lowdown on a strange creature, this book by Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark is the one to consult. These are not mythological creatures we're talking about, these are the mysterious animals that just might be out there somewhere, including hairy bipeds, lake monsters - even bloodsuckers like Chupacabras. There are about 200 entries.

2) Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experience
This is a more general volume, and Rosemary Ellen Guiley has done an excellent job of assembling this encyclopedia of paranormal phenomena, mystic personalities, scientific investigations and experiments, haunted places and experiences, and much more. The 660-plus-page volume is nicely illustrated with photos and drawings, and the write-ups are thoughtful and often insightful.

3) The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits
For those interested in the facts behind true ghost stories, this large volume by Rosemary Ellen Guiley is hard to beat. Its listings include famous and little-known hauntings, details of the cases, the personalities involved, and more. The book also defines a great many ghost- and paranormal-related terms, and profiles many organizations involved in the pursuit of investigating ghosts and poltergeists.

4) Unexplained! : Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences & Puzzling Physical Phenomena
Jerome Clark takes a serious, unbiased look at this outstanding collection of unexplained phenomena. With plenty of illustrations, the book covers o range of famous and lesser-known phenomena, including cosmic enigmas, shapes in the sky, strange showers, earth mysteries, out-of-place animals and artifacts, incredible entities, and more. He even debunks phenomena for which there is little or no proof.
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