"...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, August 21, 2015

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is once again sponsored by the Literary Cats of California.

What the hell is ball lightning?

What the hell is at the center of the earth?

What the hell happened to these circus animals?

Watch out for the Monster of Cheat River!

The strange 18th century grave of a witch.

The weird tale of the airplane and the time slip.

Leisure time during the Regency period.

New York's crack early 20th century canine unit.

Solving the mystery of an 18th century naval disaster.

Because they can?

The ancient Egyptians took their prenups really seriously.

An 18th century father/daughter relationship.

Honoring a hero of archaeology who was murdered by monsters.

Tonton, the ferocious dog inherited by Horace Walpole.

The pirate and the frontier con artist.

Exploring Tibet's first civilization.

A wonderfully preserved 1st century Russian grave.

The bigamist who got away with it.

Be careful how you stare into a person's eyes.

A beautiful overgrown East End cemetery.

A delightful little blast from the past:  self-deprecating notes written on vintage photographs.

The vanishing laird.

Bad behavior at a fake orphanage.

Some reports of 19th century "wild men."

Yesterday was World Mosquito Day!

A prince hunts down a sea serpent.

The hoodoos of a motorman.

The extremely creepy deaths of the Jamison family.

The case of the 1,200 year old telephone.

The ruins of an ancient English church.

A gruesome 19th century murder that went strangely uninvestigated.

And all I'll say is that the world needs more Sheep Theater.

That's a wrap!  See you on Monday, when I'll be looking at a sinister, mysterious death in early 20th century Egypt.  In the meantime, hey, hey, we're the Monkees!


  1. Another awesome list....can't wait to watch some improving Sheep Theater.

    1. Every theatrical production would be greatly improved by the addition of sheep.

  2. More excellent stories. The one about the bishop and his daughter shows just how caring parents - and a single father, at that - could be in the old days, the sort of relationship people like to think only modern families have.

  3. The Lebanon county coroner should have been put on trial for dereliction of duty!


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