Weird Maryland: Your Guide to Maryland's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

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It can be called the Free State or the Old Line State, but after our investigations into all that's odd, bizarre, and unexplainable in Maryland, we like to call it the Weird State.

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And that, of course, is the ultimate compliment. Any state can be called free (though maybe not old line), but to be weird is to be truly special.

And there's no one better to record the strangeness of Maryland, with its cursed roads, oddball museums, curious people, and darn peculiar sites than best-selling author Matt Lake. Matt, being a transplanted Englishman, is himself a bit of a curiosity, so he fit right in. While his investigative journalism wore out a couple of computers as well as his car, Matt was dogged in his research of every strange nook and cranny our state has to offer, and he's recorded it here for you, fellow Marylander.

So pretend Matt still has a car and ride along with him as he visits the giant cider barrel, then sip from the giant martini glass, go see the Love Road rocket, travel carefully down Satan Wood Drive, attend services at the Boring United Methodist Church-but pray that the Goat Man doesn't sit next to you. Go see Hell House, make nice at the Presidential Pet Museum, say hi to the Pig Woman of Cecil County, be courageous and walk along the Devil's Backbone, and while you're at it, sail over to Devil's Island. TIP: If you see the Bunnyman on your journey, move on, fast.

A brand-new entry in the Weird U.S. series, Weird Maryland proves without a doubt that Maryland is filled with a lot more interesting stuff than your history teacher ever told you about. Join Matt on his grand venture. It's a trip, we promise.

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Author Mark Moran / Mark Sceurman / Matt Lake
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co.
Page Count 256pp
Publication Size 8 x 8
Publication Notes softcover, full color
Publication Date October 5, 2010
ISBN 978-1402778438

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