An international survey of the strange and scary that covers: the Haitian legends of voodoo, zombies, sorcerers and the evil figure of  Papa Doc; what the rise of Hitler, the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the discovery of gold in Australia have in common; the Beast of  Gévaudan which terrorised a large area of France in the 1700s; the healing of astronaut John Glenn by Australian Aborigines; and some little-known events in the world of witchcraft, such as the Irish witch who, in the 14th century, poisoned her many husbands allegedly at the Devil’s behest to the Tanzanian witchcraft trial of 1962. With beautiful colour photos and engravings, this is a real grab-bag of the weird, witchy and wonderful.