"...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, December 13, 2013

Weekend Link Dump

This week, Strange Company's again gone completely to the dogs.

On to the latest link hijinks:

What the hell happened to Mary Boyle?

What the hell goes on in Arkansas?

What the hell is this distant planet?

What the hell happened to the Roanoke colony?

So, where the hell did those bloody paper towels come from?

So, what the hell did Kenneth Arnold see in 1947?

Meet the 30,000 year old Hell Cave.  If you dare.

"Right now, we've basically generated a big question mark."

The time Alva Vanderbilt turned herself into a walking Christmas tree.

Now, this is what I call a half-time show.

The time a statue of a dog caused medical students to riot.  Of course, if Anna Kingsford had still been alive, she could have instantly calmed the rioters by simply vaporizing them.

Hello, Peggy!

A roundup of some Weird Things Entombed in Ice.  If we don't get spring soon around here, I'll be one of them.

W.B Yeats dishes on Madame Blavatsky.

Alexander Graham Bell, you were badly upstaged...1,200 years ago.

Remembering the Outcast Dead of London.

Twitter cryptography?  Or the world's dullest spambot?  You make the call.

Russian Roswell Redux.

Start Worrying!  There probably is an afterlife.

I Have Met the Ultimate Enemy, and Yes Of Course It's Us.

A child's-eye view of medieval Russia.

Another glimpse of Onfim's world.

Everything's relative:  At one point, the earth was holding both mammoths and the Great Pyramid.

Good news:  E.T. has joined the NSA!

It's time for one of Strange Company's favorite holiday traditions:  Dave's Crap Tree!

Aaaaand, I think this deserves the last word:

Over and out, gang. I'll be back Monday with the tale of a Kansas farm that found itself invaded by a very, very unfriendly ghost.


  1. Ah, I hadn't heard of the Crap Tree...and I needed that.

  2. Another great round-up of the bizarre, Undine! Madam Blavatsky, vivisectionists, another blood mystery, the Crap Tree, Roanoke, and the Arkansas mysteries are my faves. Many thanks for including the Frozen Things post! It's in excellent, if strange, company.


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