From stolen kidneys to phantom hitchhikers and the missing brain of JFK, we all love a good urban legend (the more extreme the better), but sometimes they end suspiciously neatly, however much the teller swears they know the person it happened to.
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And it’s not just word of mouth; we are bombarded by chain letters and emails, newspaper articles and TV programmes all spinning stories of ghosts and revenge, of bizarre scientific breakthroughs, of political cover-ups and conspiracy theories. But where do these stories come from? Are any of them actually true?
Does Coca Cola own Santa Claus? Whatever happened to the Millennium bug? Are there alligators in the sewers? Was Winston Churchill a Druid? And why should you always double-check that your car door is locked and beware of any man with a hook?
Albert Jack's quest for the truth has led him right round the world and throughout history and he has discovered all kinds of unforgettable, hilarious facts and even stranger stories. From pop stars to musical breast implants, reality will never be the same again. Prepare to enter the dark world of the urban legend.
The Famous Hooked Hand
The Vanishing Hitchhiker,
Body under the Mattress,
The Kidney Theft
The Fatal Hairdo
The Boyfriend Death
Babysitter and the Man Upstairs
Aren’t You Glad You Didn’t Turn On The Light?
Walt Disney is Cryogenically Frozen
Mick Jagger and David Bowie were Lovers
Van Halen and the Brown M&Ms
Alligators in the Sewers
Killer in the Backseat
Bloody Mary and Hundreds more..............