As the famous saying goes, a magician never reveals his secrets. Show a child a rabbit being pulled out of thin air from a hat and they will be amazed. Tell the same child how that illusion was created and the magic is gone, dead. All that hope and wonder snuffed out in an instant. The reality of what is possible and what’s not is a depressing thought. But what happens when you can’t explain the unexplained? When a mystery remains just that, a mystery…
Today I am on the blog tour for Tales Of Unexplained Mystery By Steph Young (Published 2nd Dec 2019) A big thank you to the author for my copy to review, always appreciated. And also to the lovely Anne for the invite, thank you.
About The Author
Steph Young has been a guest on National Radio shows including ‘Coast to Coast AM,‘ as well as many more…
Steph’s Podcast on iTunes; “Tales of Mystery Unexplained” discussing Creepy Mysteries of the Unexplained
Tales Of Unexplained Mystery
Tales of Mystery Unexplained….What happened to Elisa Lam, found dead in a water tower atop a hotel roof? Who were the two men who came to see her & what was in the mystery box they gave her? Why did the location of her gravestone match the zip code of a Bookstore, miles away?
Why was a man found in the same spot he disappeared, but 4 years later, with a hole in his head that no surgeons could explain? And what did this have to do with a séance, doppelgangers & the assassination of Abraham Lincoln? Why did a man write the Fibonacci sequence as a clue & tell a stranger he was “Looking for the Beast,” before he disappeared in the barren plains of a desert? Plus many more Tales of Mystery Unexplained.
Steph Young has appeared on national radio shows & podcasts including the UK’s The Unexplained, and Coast to Coast Am, talking about many of these mysteries.
You can also hear some of these Unexplained Mysteries on her podcast on iTunes ‘Tales of Mystery Unexplained.’
Young dives into twelve unsolved, strange cases that continue to baffle the world. From looking for the beast, a talking mongoose to UFO abductions the reader is taken on a chilling tour of just a handful of unexplained mysteries. Young explores the facts and reads up on the history of the location of where the mystery took place. What you uncover and learn dear reader will send shivers down your spine.
There was a few cases I had heard of before. For example the mystery of Elisa Lam acting strangely in an elevator and being found dead weeks later in the Cecil Hotel’s water supply tanks. Others were new to me and piqued my curiosity. The one that stood out the most was The American Dyatlov Pass. It tells of Five men who leave a basketball game together in one car but are discovered weeks later dead up in the mountains in a cabin. Only four of the five bodies were found, the fifth remains missing. The cabin had enough food and fuel for several months but everything was left untouched. The car was abandoned by the road and in working order. It sent goosebumps down my arm as I wondered what it was that lured them out into the snow and towards their horrific deaths that night. Did they know? Was it planed? And why did they not eat the food? One of the men had starved himself unnecessary, why? Its addictive and leaves you with so many questions with no means of finding out the answers.
Young’s writing style is chatty yet precise and knowledgable. She outlines the details of each case and the events that follow. It’s compelling to read as these are real life mysteries of real people that have left us all scratching our heads saying ‘Huh?’ You can easily fool yourself into thinking you are reading the plot of a new horror flick before Young abruptly yanks you back down to earth. This is no movie. The real world is much scarier, especially when things happen that you can’t explain. Young grips you and persuades you to skip onwards, into the ominous fog.
What I found interesting to read was Young’s theories and own opinions. She talks about the endless possibilities of what could have occurred and rationalises her reasons. She uses practical logic and draws conclusions of what is physically possible. However, things are not always as they seem and Young also draws on the supernatural and conspiracies. She brings an harmonious balance that indulges the skeptics and believers that is enlightening to read.
This book will test your beliefs. Just how far you are willing to stretch the imagination and denounce all forms of logic and science. What seems more likely and how can you explain the impossible? It opens so many doors for discussions and debates to the possibilities of the supernatural. Young leaves the reader to question whether or not there are some things that need to stay unsolved.
I felt for the families that have been left behind with no answers to their unfortunate tales. It is always harder on them as they have to stay behind. They carry on and contuite with life while the deceased can move onwards to a comfortable job and rent-free apartment. They don’t have to clean up after the aftermath. It must be heartbreaking to not only lose someone you hold dear but to also not know why it happened. To have no explanation can drive any sane person mad. The not knowing and uncertainty can eat away at you. There are thousands of unsolved cases scattered throughout history and it’s still happening today, right now. This second. To add insult to injury the oddness in which the mystery occurs only confuses things more. It opens your eyes to how little we still don’t know about the world that we live in. Spooky!
I give Tales Of Unexplained Mystery By Steph Young a Three out of Five paw rating.
From tales of hairy hands appearing from out of nowhere to a woman being hit countless times by a lorry and then proceeding to get up unharmed, no mystery is too bizarre or odd for Young to investigate. You find yourself searching for answers, clues to how to solve the unsolvable and come up short. Maybe not everything should be explained or perhaps there is a reason it shouldn’t.
This book is perfect for curious readers wanting to discover the haunting cases that are deemed impossible to solve. This book is not for the fainthearted. It’s intense and may leave you sleeping with the light on, just incase…you never can tell…
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