Worst "mystery" book you've read
OK, so what is the worst book on cryptozoology, UFOlogy, psychic research, hauntings, mediums etc you've read in your life?
What ill-concieved tome made your stomach churn with bad writing, sloppy ideas and impossible theories?
I've read many but one stands out: Hunt for the Skinwalker by Colm H. Kelleher.
I've often wondered what mental illness made me buy this... thing.
Who can believe all the events that happened in a ranch in Utah? Who can believe the author holds a Ph.D. in physics when he isn't even able to describe procedures a first-year chemistry student knows by heart? Why hasn't such a dangerous place been walled up and left to rot?
In the 300-odd pages of this book EVERYTHING happens in a small ranch in Utah: cattle mutilations, UFOs, poltergeists, dogs being incinerated, ghost wolves shrugging off bullets from "high powered rifles", mysterious shadow being, portals to other dimensions, mind control, orbs... even the famous Bigfoot puts up an appearance or two.
Of course despite the constant presence of trained scientific personnel and security guards with high-tech instruments, almost no datas are obtained. There is no pattern of scientific investigation, in fact it would appear as if the author ignores even the common-sense methods that are employed by "non-professional" ghost and UFO hunters.
Add the fact that the book does display more than a few signs of hasty composition and it cannot measure even with a pulp horror novel.
"Louhi spoke in riddled tones of three things to achieve: find and catch the Devil's Moose and bring it here to me. Seize the Stallion born of Fire, harness the Golden Horse. He captured and bound the Moose, he tamed the Golden Horse. Still there remained one final task: hunt for the Bird from the Stream of Death"
-Kalevala, Rune XIII-