I ran into a commercial for these this weekend while watching an old episode of Commander USA. Here’s the commercial I saw (and remember).
Vincent Price, naturally enough, also shilled for them.
These books are not technically Halloween-oriented, but they still make good reading for this time of year.
From 1987 to 1991, Time-Life Books published a comprehensive series of books about Psuedo-science, mysticism and the occult called “Mysteries of the Unknown”. The series started with the very popular “Alien Encounters” and went on for an additional 32 volumes. After the first year of the series being published it would become the most successful series ever published by Time-Life and a must have for X-Files fans everywhere. Why did it sell so well? Check out this commercial:
Did you own any of these fun books? If not you can usually find them at a used book store or at a garage sale. I picked up a full set for only $5 at a local sale. Here is the pull listing of titles: