"...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

Friday, October 4, 2013

Weekend Link Dump

Strange company is not ready for its close-up.

Luckily, the cats always are.

This week's Info on the Infamous:

What the hell is wandering around in Stark County, Ohio?

What the hell is hovering over Poland?

What the hell landed in Russia in 1989?

What the hell was this message buried under Durham Cathedral?

What the hell is in the Devil's Promenade?

What the hell did Miss Parsons have for neighbors?

Will the last person to be identified as Jack the Ripper please turn out the lights?

Here's your big chance to purchase some ghosts!  Oh, and a mansion comes with them, too.

Escaping St. Kilda:  The end of a Scottish island community.

A roundup of ten of the greatest female pirates.

1904 tributes to a "plucky lady traveller."

A roundup of some of the best literary myths and conspiracy theories.

Unraveling those pesky myths about the Nazis and UFOs.

An inexplicable child-murder among the early American colonists.

The tragic history of a New York boarding-house.

Some roads ask you to pay a toll before you drive over them.  This one asked you to make out your will.

What happens when literature meets the WWF, you ask?

When humans were bric-a-brac:  The heyday of the Ornamental Hermit.

J.S. Bach, teenage tearaway.

A look back at the still-unsolved Tylenol Murders.

Isaac Newton:  Scientist, philosopher, badass.

Bringing down newspaper reports of UFO crashes.

Readers!  Have money to burn and want your cats to hate you with the white-hot heat of a thousand suns?  Have I got a company for you!

A visit to the Villisca Ax Murder house.  Fun for the whole family!

“By God, sir, I’ve lost my leg!" “By God, sir, so you have!”

I'll close with my favorite news story of the week, bar none.

That wraps it up, you hep cats and cool kittens.  I return to this space tomorrow, with something new for this blog--a book review!

Monday, I'll be back to regular scheduled programming, with a notorious 1840s murder case that caught the eye of Edgar Allan Poe.  (No, not Mary Rogers...)

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