"...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 30, 2015

Weekend Link Dump



This week's Link Dump is sponsored by the International Coalition of Halloween Cats.














What the hell is this?

How the hell did Bobby Fuller die?

Watch out for those premature burials!

Watch out for those Women in Black!

Watch out for those Goblin Jesuits!

Watch out for those Churchyard Maggots!

Watch out for the Bunny Man!

Watch out for the Goat Man!

Watch out for the Crawfordsville Monster!

Watch out for the Punchbowl Ghost!

Watch out for the Earthquake Ghost!

Watch out for the Mold Ghost!

Watch out for anything written by Donald McCormick!

The history of the British Army Mustache.

The secret to surviving nuclear war?  Why, Spam, of course!

An English saint may be hanging out in a Welsh pub.

A "poor harmless ghost."

Turns out that the Devil is quite a fan of Lancashire.

Ancient Siberian death masks.

Some literary obituaries.  Griswold's obit for Poe isn't mentioned, thank goodness.

Timely information:  a recipe to cure witchcraft.

An African-American suffragist.

The Roman Fall, an "absurdity of fashion" and a chiropractor's best friend.

This could be very, very interesting.  Or a complete letdown.  Who knows?

The incredibly sad, bizarre life of Norbert Grupe.

The amazing tomb of a Bronze Age warrior.

Founders Behaving Badly:  When Alexander Hamilton and James Monroe almost fought a duel.

Just another case of Georgian wedded bliss.

So, something from space came out of nowhere, and in a couple of weeks is going to plunge into the Indian Ocean.  We don't have any idea what it is.  Oh, peachy.

Dr. Coffin and the scythe.  Believe it or not, there's a happy ending.

The very, very chilling murder of a Japanese family.

One ghost I'd very much like to meet.

A tour of Haunted North Carolina.

An 18th century witch dunking.

A volcano explodes in 1812.

That time the Bell Witch visited Alabama.

Unlocking the Middle Ages.

Meet the world's most expensive book.

A haunted Illinois scaffold.

A cursed ship.

Queen Victoria reads a biography of Queen Victoria.  Hilarity ensues.

Talking wolves and severed heads.  Kind of sums up what my blog is all about.

Literature can't have too many cats.

If climbing Mount Everest isn't quite suicidal enough for you, how about a spot of cave diving?

The latest discoveries about Stonehenge.

How to hire women, 1943.

Agincourt and St. Crispin's Day.

Agincourt and St. Crispin's Day, II.

How Victorian babies died.

A photo gallery of the Great Chicago Fire.

Prince Albert, Royal Bodysnatcher.

The blacksmith's ghost.

It'll be 6,000 years before you see this room again.  So if you don't want to wait that long, go ahead and click this link.

The executions that went on without Samuel Pepys.

The voyages of Captain Cook.

Why you wouldn't want to be a medieval bell-ringer.

Because, as I have told you before, Russians are freaking insane.  Next question?

Reviving the oldest known melody.



And that's it for this week! See you on Monday, when I'll be looking at a disputed 19th century will and one hell of a dysfunctional family. In the meantime, this seemed appropriate for Halloween eve: Kristen Lawrence's spooky musical interpretation of "The Raven."



1 comment:

  1. I jumped on that British Library link, of course. Happy Friday!

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