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  • Published: 31 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781925324495
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

Aliens, Ghosts and Vanishings

Strange and Possibly True Australian Stories




Have you heard the most bizarre tales from around Australia?

Have you heard the most bizarre tales from around Australia?

Did a UFO drag a family’s car off the road in the middle of the outback? How did rocks rain from the sky in WA? And what became of the prime minister who went into the surf and was never seen again?


Explore the strangest tales, most incredible encounters and creepiest urban legends in Australia’s history. Read about the investigations and weigh up the facts – do you believe the official explanations for these weird and wonderful events?

Did a UFO drag a family’s car off the road in the middle of the outback? How did rocks rain from the sky in WA? And what became of the prime minister who went into the surf and was never seen again?

Explore the strangest tales, most incredible encounters and creepiest urban legends in Australia’s history. Read about the investigations and weigh up the facts – do you believe the official explanations for these weird and wonderful events?

  • Pub date: 31 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781925324495
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Authors

Stella Tarakson

Stella Tarakson started off working life armed with a law degree, but it didn't take long for her to leave her sensible job and follow her passion. She is now the author of more than 30 non-fiction books, most of them for young people. Stella loves writing about the things that interest, intrigue and excite her - especially creepy myths and mysteries - and is thrilled to be able to share these amazing stories with her readers. She lives in the south of Sydney with her husband and two children. Her interests include reading, walking and drinking coffee, preferably all at the same time. So far she has not seen a UFO, vanished mysteriously, or inexplicably burst into flames (and hopes she never will). She has, however, seen a good-looking ghost standing on her doorstep. Yes – really!

Richard Morden

Richard Morden is an illustrator based in Melbourne. He works in a range of styles and is fascinated by Australian culture, history, prehistory and natural sciences, gothic horror and science fiction.


Awards & Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Notable Book • 2017 • Eve Pownall Award for Information Books


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