The Australian continent has challenged us with its mysteries since the earliest days of settlement. This chronicle of the most tantalising true stories includes unexplained disappearances on land, at sea and in the air; mysterious murders whose motivation and method have defeated the keenest investigative minds; mystifying phenomena, including the Min-Min globes, the immense tusked ‘beach blob’ that perplexed Tasmania and the scientific world and the spinning lights which for years have haunted a Victorian alley; scientific riddles, from the space object that drilled a tunnel into a New South Wales dam floor to Queensland’s ‘forgotten footprints’ and the stones that rained for months on a Western Australian farmhouse.