Who isn't fascinated by the world of the weird? These stories are the ultimate in high-interest reading. Fact or fiction? Real or unreal? Let your students decide. The people, places and things in these story collections range from the peculiar to the preposterous, from creepy to utterly terrifying, from the odd to the awful. Yet, all are based on eyewitness accounts or the solid scholarship of serious investigators. Contents include: The Presidential Ghost, Mystery Spots on Earth, UFO or Weather Balloon? Each of these five titles will attract lower ability readers with its real-life tales of mystery and intrigue! Each chapter of these 64-page softcover titles is designed to capture the attention of reluctant readers but is short enough to not outsay its welcome. Additionally, a comprehensive teachers guide is available., providing a suggested lesson format, answers and reproducible activity pages to support the five books. It provides the tools to construct, extend and examine the meaning of text.