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Well, many years ago as a child, I came across a book from at least the 60's entitled "Scary but True", a terrifying experience to me that was a
compilation of supposedly true encounters with the supernatural complete with woodcut images et al.
One involved a man driving on a dark freeway out of town who was then attacked by a 7 or 8 foot tall flying creature with glowing red eyes, that
maintained pace with the driver in his car who only escaped death because he hit the brakes, reversed course, and as he got close to town the
'mothman-like' creature retreated.
Another was strikingly like the Marilyn Monroe episode of the Twilight Zone that even included the quote "There's room for one more!", but involved
a man, a twisted midget carrying a coffin, and a snapped elevator cable instead.
My reason for posting is to see if anyone on ATS has heard of this book, and knows where to find it. I have frequently attempted to find it to no
avail via the internet, but maybe one of you out there know how to secure a copy or know of a digital version that can be obtained.
What's ironic is that for a few years when I had the book, I constantly tried to get rid of it as it terrified me, and then it would reappear in my
bedroom in odd places. Obviously a scared child can make up all sorts of scary reasons for its happening, my mother could have very well fished it out
of the trash and put it back.
Yet, I would have been beaten had she known that I threw a book out (she was very mentally ill), or she at least would have screamed about it, rather
than stick it under my bed when she could find a reason to freak out. I used to think it was alive, then it disappeared, and I have never found it
again. Now, I can't find it at all, and that in and of itself is disturbing to me.
Please let me know.
[edit on 23-10-2009 by GideonHM]