on 29 November 2014
Paul Roland has written extensively about the paranormal and the macabre in his other books, including about the notoriously unsolved Jack The Ripper murders, about the life of supernatural writer HP Lovecraft and about the Nazis involvement in the occult. He has also spent time writing about and investigating the world of ghosts and psychic powers. All of these Roland books are fine reads, are highly recommended and illustrate Roland's expertise in the area of the unexplained and the unknown.
For this particular book, Roland looks at dozens of the most mysterious and inexplicable occurrences or tales from around the world, including Roswell and the known presence of aliens on earth, lost civilisations, bizarre time and space military experiments during the second world war, the rational behind sacred stones circles, angelic encounters, remote viewing and much, much more. It is a hugely readable and accessible piece of writing, one which is just as easily consumed in one sitting as in a more 'dipping' in and out fashion. As an avid reader of books of the unexplained I found that Roland uncovered new data I hadn't come across previously, offered new and intriguing arguments and theories and threw up a few 'newbies' in terms of phenomena I hadn't read about before.
The book itself is a handsome hardback with extensive photographs pertaining to the mysteries contained therein. A superb collection, for the beginner who is dipping his toe in the water of the unexplained or to a more well read connoisseur of the unknown who wishes to delve that bit deeper or read a well reasoned and articulate take on strange phenomena.