"...will not my husband fear and forsake me, if he sees me associate with such strange company and kindred?"
-From "Undine," by Friedrich de La Motte Fouqué
Welcome. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a passion for history’s more peculiar corners. I collect stories about unusual people and events the way normal people collect family photos. Ever since I started the World of Edgar Allan Poe blog, I’ve been considering starting a second site where I could look back on some of those stories, and I finally decided to go ahead and take the plunge.
I’m not sure how long I’ll keep up this site—it may be that I’ll just tell a few of my favorite tales, and then bow out. Of course, I thought that about World of Poe, and over three years later I found myself somehow still driveling on. I suppose I should never underestimate my aptitude for windbaggery. On this blog, I plan to write a little about true crime, a little about lesser-known historical episodes, a little about the paranormal, a little about whatever damn fool thing happens to cross my mind at any given moment. We’ll see. To be frank, I don’t know where I’m going with this, but in my usual what-the-hell fashion, I said, “What the hell?” and plunged on regardless.
However bumpy the road may get here, I hope you find something to like in the ride.