"...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 25, 2013

Weekend Link Dump

Strange company regrets to note that the cats are still reading this blog's archives.

Here is this week's Walk Through the Weird.  Be sure to take notes, because most of this will be on the final exam.

What the hell is the Yeti?

What the hell is walking around Red Bluff, California?

What the hell landed in Iceland?

What the hell happened to these 15th century Californians?

Who the hell was this 19th century Coloradan?

What the hell is buried beneath this 19th century Indian fort?

What the hell is buried beneath 21st century Nottingham?

What the hell is the Dorabella Cipher?

Watch out for those vampiric music teachers!

Watch out for those Georgian college students!

Watch out for those cemeteries!

Watch out for those snakes!

Watch out for those hotels!

Watch out for those black diamonds!

Above all, watch out for those Evangelical-hunting stags owned by Cornish vicars!

Ah, the 18th century, that bygone time when ladies were so genteel and demure.

What if the truth is not "out there," but under our very noses...and we're just too damn stupid to know it?

Because around here, we love our ancient curses.

For God's sake, someone give this poor whale a hug.

The Saxon Queen Eadburh:  Just how rotten was she?

What's spookier than an average cemetery?  An abandoned cemetery, of course!

"Wee of Ye Jury find no bill and ye person IGNORAMOUS": The story of North Carolina's first witchcraft trial.

So, if this theory is correct, when ETs do land on our planet, we're all going to find ourselves colonized by Barney.

Why it's never, but never, a good idea to use ancient grave sites as building material.

Olive Thomas:  The Flapper Ghost of Broadway.

Sex, snuff, bad whiskey, novel reading, and the Salvation Army:  A how-to guide for going insane in the 19th century.

Was Jack the Ripper two serial killers in one?

Old New York's greatest ghost hits.

When Oscar met Frisco.

The demon that walks through Washington D.C.  Bet you're surprised to learn there's only one of them.

Well, there you have it.  We meet again on Monday, when I'll be discussing a death that has become the classic real-life "locked-room murder mystery."


  1. Whoa! Thanks for including the Vicar this week! I can't wait to work my way through the rest of this list (so I can warn my Grandma away from Red Bluff).

    1. I have to love a guy who was "attended everywhere by an intelligent black pig."

  2. I don't know if my cats are reading the archives, but I am...

  3. Wow--a two-fer on the vampiric music teacher and the scary snakes! Thank you so much for the links!
    Loving the links and mysteries you unearth.


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