"...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, June 12, 2015

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is brought to you by Strange Company's official sponsor, the Black Cats of the Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoos.

Who the hell was Tank Man?

Who the hell built Portugal's megaliths?

Who the hell carved Dighton Rock?

How the hell did Eva Braun's undies wind up in an Ohio thrift store?

Where the hell is the Franklin expedition?  We're still wondering!

What the hell are the "Bosnian Pyramids?"  Some people are still wondering!

Watch out for the Vampire of Bladenboro!

Watch out for the Wild Man of Flint Hill!

Watch out for the Gypsies in Black!

Watch out for that killer hair!

Watch out for the curse tablets of Little Thetford!

Watch out for those bananas!

Watch out for those watermelons!

The death of the Siamese Falcon.

Some of the world's most beautiful book bindings.

Some of the world's most beautiful fans.

Napoleon and the Little Red Man.

We're still fighting the battle of Waterloo.

Pizza, anyone?  With a side order of body-snatching?

Some remarkable 18th century Satanic illustrations.

Mary Read, famed female pirate.

Can we all agree that Ripperology has jumped the shark?

How one woman convict coped with being transported to Australia.

The strange tale of Robert Kirk, who reminds me of our old friend Goodwin Wharton.

The slaughter of the Waldensians, 1561.

Uncovering the victim of a 14th century mob.

Uncovering a bit of 1917 school history.

Women who were Rosa Parks before Rosa Parks became Rosa Parks.

This is probably the weirdest story of the week: Tesla's ashes and the satanists.

The sad life of a 19th century female alcoholic.

The nice thing about grave-robbers is that they keep you from being buried alive.

Why the Devil always provides the best soundtracks.

40,000 year old writing?

A 6,000 year old crown.

Aleister Crowley and the curse of Led Zeppelin.

Weirdly fascinating:  A roundup of Tudor-era fatal accidents.

This is probably more than I ever wanted to know about the dining habits of our ancestors.

The bizarre saga of the Thornley Crape Threat.

That time when the Duke of Wellington feared his gunpowder might be harmed by an archive.

Being a child goddess isn't as easy as you might think.

The Imperial Camel Corps of WWI.

The Bottle Conjurer:  A classic 18th century hoax.

A handy guide for becoming a Georgian golddigger.

A medieval drinking song.

A tribute to pugs in literature and art.

And, finally, the running of the goats!

And we're done! See you on Monday, when I'll be taking a (warning: very long) look at my all-time favorite (if I may use that word) true-crime case. In the meantime, here's Elina Garanca:


  1. I love these link dumps you do, but there's one problem (other than finding time to read them)! Every time you post a link to something on Haunted Ohio Books it's broken, nothing comes up. Any way to fix this?

    1. Well, that's odd. Just now, I tried a couple of the links to Chris' blog, and they worked for me. I'll have to ask around and see if anyone else has had that problem.

    2. It's happened every time. The link to a specific article won't work but I can get on the website. Sometimes I can find the article you linked to and sometimes I can't.

    3. *Scratches head* I wish I knew what to make of that. Do you only have this problem with the links to Haunted Ohio?

    4. Just wanted to let you know that the links to Haunted Ohio seem to be working this time. I would have posted on the current link dump but, for some reason, that isn't working! Probably my browser this time, it has issues every so often because of a script blocker.

    5. OK, that's good. I know other people have sometimes had a problem with posting comments, but that seems to be an occasional issue with Blogger sites in general.


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