Unnatural Phenomena: A Guide to the Bizarre Wonders of North America
by Jerome Clark
The subject matter varies from a fiery snake sighted near Delphi, Indiana, in 1893 and caterpillars found on the snow in Danville, Pennsylvania, in 1849 to more common sightings--falling and flying objects, mirages, swamp lore, unusual snow, and clouds of crickets. The writing is objective and controlled, leaving the reader to ponder what may have caused a pillar of fire in Tennessee, boiling well water in North Carolina, or a soap-bubble sky in New York. The curious reader can peruse the index to find animal oddities, falling objects, phenomena occurring in San Francisco, and instances specific to land, sea, river, lake, and sky.