An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult by James Randi

By James Randi

During this extraordinary encyclopedia, James Randi casts his cynical eye at the doubtful genes of the occult and the supernatural. With 666 entries and enormous quantities of illustrations all through, this publication examines the shady international of manipulators, occultists, and shamanists in microscopic element. issues comprise Jeane Dixon's lengthy string of failed predictions, the frilly hoax surrounding the secret of the Abominable Snowman, and lots more and plenty extra.

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