"...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, May 22, 2015

Weekend Link Dump

It's Friday!  Time to stretch out and relax!

On to the links!

What the hell was flying over Pennsylvania in 1914?

What the hell crashed in Bolivia in 1978?

What the hell is slithering around Northern California?

What the hell happened to Snooky, the cat of New York's City Hall?

Who the hell was Erich von Richthofen?

How the hell did Louisa Parsons die?

Watch out for the Bunny Man!

Watch out for the Shades of Death Road!

Watch out for the Wild Man of Greene County!

Deciphering the Hobo Code.

It is a tale.  Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury.

Why you'd rather hire a Georgian housemaid than work as one.

One of the many, many sad figures from the French Revolution.

The man beneath Trafalgar Square.

Hey, ghosts can be good parents, too.

Finally, science is taking aboriginal legends seriously...but is it too late?

So it turns out that pandas really need a new menu.

Kate Durkee, who sounds like she may have been more than a match for H.H. Holmes.

Elizabeth Brownrigg, who definitely would have been more than a match for H.H. Holmes.

Here's a video on how to fight in 15th century armor.  You never know when such information will come in handy.

Anne Boleyn is back, and as you might imagine, she's pretty cranky.

A Georgian tragedy: the suicide of Annette Paris.

The Norwegian town that seems to be a favorite UFO tourist destination.

The pre-Madison life of Dolley Payne Todd.

Reviving "Australia's Stonehenge."

The Masons and 19th century American politics.

So, maybe they really did find the tomb of Philip II.

23 feet of 6,000 years.

If your ears are full of earwigs, here's the recipe for you.  And please don't stand too close to me.

Uncovering ancient Paris.

Lily Dale, America's most psychic town.

Ancient Chinese polo!

Samuel Jessup, who took his medicine just too well.

How many times do I have to tell you people that pacts with the Devil never work out too well?

This one is for believers in the Universal Mind.

The tomb of a Ming Dynasty survivor.

Beer:  Bringer of virtue!

Meet Alexander Pope's life-saving dog.

A good imagination can be the death of you.

EsoterX takes a peek at Mystery Explosions.

Britain's oldest mulberry tree.

Happy Days!  Hitting the town in 1959.

And so we lower the curtain on this week's Link Dump.  I'll see you all on Monday, when I'll be presenting what may be the weirdest story I've published on this blog to date.  Yes, weirder than Dolly and her Otto in the Attic.  Weirder than psychic assassins.  Weirder than Satanic garden hoses.  Weirder than an Illustrated Police News lady with her horsewhip.

Stay tuned.  I think we'll have some fun with this one. In the meantime, this song is for a particular pal of mine, who still can't believe I found it on YouTube.  Enjoy this blast from your past!


  1. Happy Memorial Day weekend! And I can't wait to check it al out - not least the video.

  2. Thanks for including my article on Bounce: the Devoted Great Dane of Alexander Pope on your list of links :)

  3. As usual, an excellent compilation of interesting stories. I liked the one about Richtofen in particular.


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