"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Newspaper Clipping of the Day

In August 1925, Kazimierz Kasznica, a Judge of the Polish Supreme Court, went out for a short hike in the Polish Tatra mountains in Galicia. Accompanying him was his wife, their twelve-year-old son, and an unnamed university student. When the group failed to return, a search party was sent after them. Mr. Kasznica, his son, and the student were all found dead. There were no traces of violence on the bodies, or any sign whatsoever to show how they died.

Mrs. Kasznica, the only survivor of the tragedy, could only state that they were having an ordinary climb when “a suffocating wind” suddenly hit them. She fainted, and when she regained consciousness, the others were dead. She lay there for a long period of time, too weak to move, until she finally summoned up the strength to seek help.

The autopsies failed to find a cause of death for any of the victims, and the case has remained a mystery.

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