"...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, July 29, 2016

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is sponsored by the Feline Symphony Orchestra!

What the hell was the Canton Church Apparition?

Watch out for the Nevada Triangle!

Watch out for those phantom postmen!

Watch out for those cursed lakes!

Watch out for that undertaker ice!

If you happen to be a mermaid, watch out for Caithness!

A 50-year-old murder still haunts one New Jersey city.

A history of bloodletting.

Poe the Time Traveler!

A duel between 18th century royals.

A clandestine marriage made by an 18th century royal.

England's first umbrella.

More proof that we really know little about human history.

How the 19th century beat the heat.

The words that are eating themselves.

A Latvian fortress complex.

A murder mystery at Lamb's Gap.

An 1843 ghost riot.

Police raid a Victorian cross-dressing ball.

The Zines of Renaissance England.

The legendary ghost of Benjie Gear.

18th century lighting.

18th century women's cricket teams.

The downside of being a Roman emperor.

Encountering the Fairy Hunters.

This week's Advice From Thomas Morris: What not to do with an umbrella.

A forgotten martyr of WWI.

The power of community memory.

Traveling tips from the early 19th century.

A restored Victorian house in Oregon.

Leaves that are relics of a king's death.

Cows in the Oxford English Dictionary.

The family scandal of Constantine the Great.

18th century lotteries.

Lady Alice and Sir Tom of the NYPD.

A crime writer who might also be a murderer.

The wedding of Prince Arthur and Catherine of Aragon.

Political snowball atrocities.

Murderous Ohio.

The Ottoman siege of Belgrade.

Using mermaids to cure cancer.

A tribute to wasps.

A notorious early 19th century murder.

A Civil War killer rabbit.

The last woman to be hanged in Newfoundland.

The death of Napoleon's son.

The real "English patient."

The weird disappearance of a New Mexico girl.

A modern-day literary hoax.

The mermaids of Congo.

And, finally, this week in Russian Weird:  Siberia's not just sinking, it's bouncing.

So there it is for this week.  See you on Monday, when we'll be looking at a very unusual princess.  In the meantime, let's hear the Flying Burrito Brothers:


  1. The story on staying cool in the nineteenth century had some good hints. I know fashion was different then, often less comfortable, but I'd put up with a lot if I didn't have to see middle-aged men in shorts and elderly women in halter-tops (yes, I've too much seen of both, unfortunately).

    1. I would rather have the wrinkly old people, than the corpse ice.


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  3. The Wendy Wolin case is very sad - the police know who did it, the perpetrator knows that he did it, but without a confession there is not enough evidence to mount a case. I wonder why the perpetrator did such a bizarre and unusual range of attacks on random girls in such a short space of time?


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