May 5, 2011
Ulrich Magin is one of the world’s most highly respected fortean researchers. He digs and digs for the truth and lays it all out no matter what the result. Sometimes he exposes a well-established “fact” as groundless, and sometimes the facts leave him genuinely puzzled. For Magin, it’s not a matter of blind belief or simple skepticism; it’s a matter of doubt, the kind of doubt that demolishes weak cases and makes strong cases stronger. His new book is a collection of investigations into out-of-place mysteries of the air, earth, fire, and water, which is why the book is called INVESTIGATING THE IMPOSSIBLE: Sea-Serpents in the Air, Volcanoes that Aren’t, and Other Out-of-Place Mysteries. Topics include: surviving plesiosaurs in lakes; petrified ships on mountaintops; and limestone mountains that suddenly erupt as volcanoes but leave no trace of lava flows. All these are certainly impossible things. Yet they happen, again and again, in all parts of the world. And these events are witnessed by scores of people. Join Magin as he attempts to unravel a host of both popular and little known mysteries.