Flight or Fright: Ladies and Gentlemen… Your Captain Is Dead.

This is one of the best anthologies I have read in a long time. Co-edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent (both of whom have stories included), we take a trip through the not-so-friendly skies and are reminded just how vulnerable we are riding in a tin can at 20,000+ feet. The book includes murders, gremlins, zombies, dead bodies and missiles, all of which are in the air with you, whether you are flying in a new jumbo jet, or a World War II era prop plane. Recline your seats and hold on, this ride is about to get bumpy!

Mysterious True Incident Paves the Way for Intriguing Story

The Dyatlov Pass Incident (as it is later known) is an actual mystery that occcurred in the Ural Mountains of the then Soviet Union. During the night of February 1, 1959, in the Siberian wilderness, nine experienced Russian hikers slashed open their tent from the inside and ran into a blizzard without proper attire. Interestingly enough, not all of the hikers died of hypothermia. One of the hikers was actually missing her tongue. An investigation by the Russian government concluded that an “unknown compelling force” had caused the deaths. But what was the force? Theories include animal attacks, hypothermia, avalanche, attack by Mansi people (indigenous folk of the region), or some type of military accident. The place where they died is called Kholat Syakhl by the Mansi – Mountain of the Dead.