Unexplained Anomalies

When the Spirits Write

By Michael E. Tymn

When my brother-in-law told me that his mother, Hazel, had penned part of a mysterious novel, I was naturally curious. When I saw Hazel at a Christmas party, I asked her about the book and she somewhat reluctantly explained that around 1981, while watching television, she had a sudden urge to start writing a story—a story having to do with outer space. She had had no real interest in the subject and had no prior interest in creative writing. “But I felt compelled to write,”…

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Passion in Coral

BY FRANK JOSEPH

When what was, at the time, the worst storm in North American history struck Florida during 1991, only one struc­ture in the city of Homestead, where Hurricane “Andrew” concentrated its fury, escaped damage. The surviving build­ing was not a modern bank or skyscraper, but a “coral castle” completed by one lonely man in 1940. How could his private mansion have defied a cataclysm that devastated everything around it for thousands of square miles? This is only one of the numerous questions people have been asking…

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Close Encounter of the Ball Lightning Kind

BY FRANK JOSEPH

Some paranormal events are so extraordinary and inexplicable; that they form the outstanding experiences of a life­time. My own encounter began at daybreak last September 16, when publisher Wayne May and I drove from the offic­es of his magazine, Ancient American, in Colfax, Wisconsin, to an alternative archaeology symposium some 200 miles away. Before arriving at Marquette, Michigan, where attendees of the Ancient American Preservation Society were meet­ing the next day, we stopped overnight at a friend’s country home little more than an hour’s drive…

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