‘Tales of Mystery Unexplained’ by Steph Young, is a collection of unexplained stories from a podcast by the same name.
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 sÃ©ance, doppelgangers & the assassination of Abraham Lincoln? Why did a man write the Fibonacci sequence as a clue & tell a stranger he was â€œLooking for the Beast,â€ before he disappeared in the barren plains of a desert? Plus many more Tales of Mystery Unexplained.
If you enjoy books that keep you on the edge of your seat with unexplained, paranormal stories this book is for you, but if you prefer stories that are real life with no logical explanation, than steer clear as this book is not for you!
Having recently moved house, this book might not have been the best idea, as I found myself tensing up at each new sound. But being a sucker for unexplained stories, I delved straight in and found myself reading terrifying stories of unexplained disappearances and deaths.
The book is quite short at only 166 pages and is based on a podcast series by Steph Young by the same name. The stories are extremely well researched and there are different narratives and explanations as Steph tries to find logical reasons for the strange situations.
The stories are all equally fascinating but the one story that I found most interesting and the longest one was the death of Elisa Lam, which scarily happened quite recently in 2013. She was found dead in a water tank at the top of a hotel in Los Angeles, the moments leading up to her death are terrifying as she is seen alone in a lift, but behaving as if she has someone with her that she was afraid off. Her last moments are available to watch on the internet and as curious as I am to watch, Iâ€™ve managed to steer clear.
Even though this book is terribly unsettling in parts, it was a compulsive range of stories that I found both fascinating and terrifying to read in equal measures. The stories are cleverly told with an informative and friendly narrative.
If youâ€™re fan a of â€˜The X Filesâ€™ and enjoy stories of everything that goes bump in the night, then â€˜Tales of Mystery Unexplainedâ€™ is most certainly the book for you, but if you prefer stories with a more happier ending then Iâ€™d maybe steer clear but Iâ€™ll certainly be recommending the book and podcast to friends who enjoy those types of stories.
You can the chilling book from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.