"...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, September 30, 2016

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is sponsored by the League of Sink Cats!

That eternal question:  What the hell is the Voynich Manuscript?

What the hell is Spontaneous Human Combustion?

What the hell is the Phobos Monolith?

What the hell is this patch in the Australian desert?

What the hell was the Maracaibo Incident?

What the hell was the Tresco Incident?

What the hell is...anything?  Now you can know!

Watch out for those clowns!  But you already knew that.

Watch out for those sewer snakes! I'm betting you knew that, too.

Watch out for those fighting firefighters!  I'm betting you did not know that.

A Pennsylvania mystic.

This week's Advice From Thomas Morris: What to do with toast and herbs.

And what not to do with your nose.

So, a goat, a man, and two prostitutes walk into a courtroom...

Press censorship in 19th century Vienna.

The doctor who became a museum piece.  Reminds me a bit of last Monday's Manchester Mummy.

Cooking with Napoleon.

Sisterhood is powerful.  Especially when the Sisterhood has arsenic.

The notorious--and lethal--Mrs. Clem.

A look at Georgian weaponry.

A look at Japanese folklore.

A look at burials at sea.

Monks evict some demonic squatters.

A Polish Stonehenge.

Catherine the Great's library.

Holding a seance?  Not sure if the genuine ghosts will cooperate?  Help is on the way!

A poisoning case from 1836.

Freemasonry in 18th century France.

A silent film that inspired a lawsuit.

Some 18th century Fall recipes.

The man without a memory.

The execution of a chastened wife.

How Vikings helped cats conquer the world.

An interesting burial of a prehistoric disabled woman.

Dodging the censors.

The dressmaker and the bodysnatcher.

Irish sky ships.

Prohibition-era Booze Cruises.

Guillotine Fun Facts!

A very strange Old West adoption.

The ghost of the Continental Congress.

The Case of the Housekeeper's Chocolate.

Barnum's grandson throws one heck of a bachelor party.

Stalin's body double.

Louis XVI's sister.

Southern treasure ghosts.

The death of the Flower Witch.

Britain's greatest double cross agent.

Snowballs to the rescue!

An Egyptian pillar of fire.

The 14,000 year old reindeer:

Science is finally catching up to Lady Wonder.

This week in Russian Weird:  They're putting robots under arrest.

And, finally, our hero of the week:  The Cat Man of Aleppo.

And there you have it for this week.  See you on Monday, when we'll be looking at that ever-popular topic of demon visitations.  In the meantime, here's some choir music.  I am not religious in any orthodox sense, but I love hymns.  Go figure.  This is one of my favorites:


  1. Great list this week! And do you remember "Viking Cats" by Joel Veitch?

    1. I hadn't heard of that, so I just now looked it up. Oh my stars, that is priceless.

  2. That is a wonderful etching of a reindeer is wonderful, as well-crafted as a modern work - but attractive.


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