"...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 10, 2016

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is happy to be sponsored by the Cat Cycling Club of America!

What the hell is Baltinglass Hill?

What the hell is the Windsor Hum?

How the hell did King Ludwig II die?

Watch out for the Funeral Men!

Watch out for those Ukrainian Monsters!

Watch out for the Fairy of Argouges!

Artistic Georgian era women.

Mew Britannia: the illustrious British Bureaucats.

Life lessons:  Pretending to be dead rarely ends well.  For you, at least.

13 billion year old star music.

Here's your chance to buy a mysterious London mansion.

Some ghosts never know when to just go away.

Fishing with the Dead.

Catching a cold in the Early Modern era.

An eerie tale about a sociopathic murderer's multiple lives.

A Captain who slept on the job.

Because your week just wouldn't be complete without stories of brain matter on pillows.

Putting ghosts on the couch.

We saw what you did in this headline, Executed Today.

The Lady's Magazine looks at marriage.  Isn't too thrilled.

What to do at a 19th century fair.

Oh, just another story about headless bears and the Devil rolling people like a hoop.

An unusually well-preserved French noblewoman.

Sam Patch, professional waterfall jumper.

The truth and fiction about post-mortem photography.

Some 18th century inquests.

18th century actors hit the road.

The wild world of Biblical Typos.

What to do with "stale and nauseous water."

The notorious murder of Stanford White.

The power of Neanderthal DNA.

An unusual German polymath.

Medieval book spam.

The sailor and the astral projection.

The deadly Maria Theresa Phipoe.

The heroic Philis de La Tour.

That time St. Francis met the Sultan.

That time it was a fad to keep monkeys as pets.

That time zombie Zombies went on tour.

How Gore Vidal created Aaron Burr.

The price of fame for 18th century actresses.

The adventures of two 19th century British archaeologists in Southern Arabia.

"Less in his mind than there was in his pistol."

Lobsters make excellent archaeologists.

The medieval tragedy surrounding Little St. Hugh.

The eyeballing of Gottlieb Williams.

And, finally, this week in Russian Weird:  Yeah, it's those damned Siberian craters again.

And so yet another Link Dump draws to an end. See you on Monday, when we'll be looking at a classic English haunted house. In the meantime, just to get your weekend off to the right start, how about a drunken wedding march?


  1. That Malplaquet House is a house-explorer's dream come true.

  2. One of these years, I'll buy a scanner, and scan in the old photos of my kittens climbing on the bicycle. Didn't get a photo of the new kittens sleeping in the bicycle basket (more the pity). I'll bet they'd try it, if only their feet would reach the pedals.


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