Fear Strikes Florida When the Sunshine State Goes Dark!
Charles David Clasman and David Anthony, co-authors of over twenty books, present Mystery Underground: Frightening Florida. Read a scare ... if you dare!
Mystery Underground is a collection of scary short stories for kids, middle grade readers, and everyone who likes a good scare. The stories combine the monsters and mystery of Goosebumps with the surprise endings of The Twilight Zone. They are the perfect scary stories to read in the dark, around the campfire, or under the covers at night with a flashlight.
This book contains thirteen scary short stories set around the state of Florida. Readers will encounter skunk apes, gatormen, vampires, and other mysterious creatures of legend.
1: DEEP GREEN SEA
Emma and her family return wearily home after a nasty hurricane. What awful secret has the devastating storm left behind?
2: SECRET OF THE SINKHOLE
Brady, Calvin, and Troy discover a sinkhole in the middle of a Florida orange grove. They also discover the frightening truth about how--and what--causes the holes to form.
3. MONSTER MANSION
Jason and Christian have fearlessly ridden every roller coaster and amusement park ride in Orlando. So when a new attraction comes to town, they are first in line. But are they ready for the terrors hidden in Monster Mansion?
4. OLD GEORGE
Eddy thinks he has discovered the location of the legendary Fountain of Youth. So he and his friend Riley set off on a dangerous quest into the alligator-infested wilderness.
5. THE PIRATE AND THE PRISM
KEY WEST, FL
Following a mysterious old map, Mia and her brother Jack hope to find a pirate's lost treasure. They never expect to find the pirate himself!
6. MOTHER'S DAY
DAYTONA BEACH, FL
Alexander and Isabelle want to make this Mother's Day the best ever. So do the creatures they bring home from the beach.
7. THE SARASOTA SLIME
Logan and Jared can't wait for the new comic book store in town to open. When it does, they buy a monster of a collection and take home more than just comic books.
8. BERMUDA AND THE BEAST
A thrilling day of sailing takes Alexis, Ricky, and their dad into the mysterious waters of the Bermuda Triangle. Will they learn the Triangle's secret before it's too late?
9. SOMETHING'S FISHY ABOUT FISHING
Denny wonders what makes his Grandpa such a good fisherman. Could it be his time spent in the Navy or the mystery he's been hiding from Denny his whole life?
10. THE WITCHING HOUR
The darkest heart of night is known as the Witching Hour. It occurs between midnight and 1:00 am. Unfortunately for Dominic, it's also the time he discovers what has been sneaking into his room.
11. THE SURPRISED GUEST
PANAMA CITY, FL
Fiona is delighted to be asked to sing at Adriana's great grandmother's eighty-third birthday. But Granny lives in a strange community without electricity. What could she want with a thirteen-year-old girl?
12. SOMETHING STINKY THIS WAY COMES
THE EVERGLADES, FL
It's after midnight in the Everglades and a terrible stench fills Jacqueline, Hannah, and Allyson's tent. Gruff animal noises come from outside. Has the legendary skunk ape discovered the girls' campsite?
13. EXHAUSTED BIRTHDAY
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL
Why is Robert so exhausted on his thirteenth birthday? His mother is baking his favorite meal and presents await. Could something sinister be at work?
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