"...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, November 6, 2015

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is sponsored by the famous 1920s dance team of Felix the Cat and Ann Pennington.

What the hell has NASA found in Kazakhstan?

What the hell will we find in that "alien megastructure?"

What the hell happened at this coffee mill?

What the hell is falling in Arizona?

Who the hell was Agent 355?

What the hell is the River Witham Sword?

Where the hell is Shakespeare's skull?  We may--or may not--know!

Watch out for those spectral hounds!

Watch out for the Devil's Sonata!

Watch out for Nan Tuck's ghost!

A radio broadcast from the night New York went dark.

Rescue cats have their own underground railroad.

That time the FBI investigated spontaneous human combustion.

Howard Carter's King Tut diary.

Is Nessie just a PR stunt?

The life and times of some real vampires.

Georgian star-gazing girls.

How to throw a Victorian seance.

How a French soldier became an American teacher.

Some legendary lost cities.

The strange photographs of Stella Lansing.

The life and times of a Georgian era reformer.

Thomas Morris can always be counted upon to bring on the "Ouch!"

I'm on board with this one.

Oh, just another post about dancing chickens at amusement parks.

The strange life of Rasputin's daughter.

A guide to black magic from the 18th century.

If this works, I want to import these witches to the U.S.

Witchcraft tales from the Land of Necropants.

A possible new case of spontaneous human combustion.

A particularly gruesome 18th century crime.

A dead king sings a love song.

Just another day in Los Angeles.

Photographs from a doomed Arctic expedition.

19th century advice for young wives.

Vampires in 19th century New England.

How shipwrecks are rewriting human history.

Medieval cat stories really didn't pull any punches.

The sad death of a Victorian servant.

The unexpected dangers of going through the looking glass.

A particularly weird Mystery Floods case.

For this woman, there's a whole lotta shaking going on.

A German clown cat.

A medieval love letter.

A guide to Haunted Italy.

Werewolves of London, and elsewhere.

19th century university students behaving badly.

A 19th century stepfather behaving very badly.

That time the Devil took up residence in Essex County.

The increasing popularity of Dark Tourism.

The tradition of "Nut-Crack Night."

A bizarre Halloween murder.

The legendary crime at Littlecote House.

Why it's not wise to say Coventry smells bad.

A history of London ravens.

The Library of the Weird.

The English village that sacrificed itself to stop the plague.

This blog always has room for a little Gallows Humor.

Smugging for a Guy.

The debunked--but still interesting--Margaret Murray.

Those unhealthy Georgians.

And, finally:  My new hero!

That wraps up this week's Link Dump.  See you on Monday, when, as so often happens around here, we'll be talking murder.  In the meantime, here's one of my favorite Morbid Country songs:


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