"...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 29, 2018

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is sponsored by Cats Who Are Ready For the Weekend!

Where the hell are the aliens?

What the hell are the Blythe Intaglios?

What the hell are these ancient gold rings?

What the hell is the Marree Man?

Who the hell was D.B. Cooper?  Yup, they're still working on that one.

Watch out for those two-headed Welsh ghosts!

The spaniel and the elf-shot.

The woman who would be Aretha.

There may be a lost civilization under the Persian Gulf.

The return of the Knights Templar.

Ruins of a mysterious ancient civilization in Saudi Arabia.

Well, ladies, if you want a husband who doesn't give up easily...

Alternate history and a late 13th century poisoning conspiracy.

The man who stuck a knife into a queen.  With her permission.

The puzzling death of Annie Dorman.

A very unusual film clip of Franklin Roosevelt.

The coldest place on earth.

The forty-year-old Victorian bride.

The war on calico.

Ancient race-fixing.

The dirt pyramids of early America.

The real Schrodinger's Cats.

The history of German witch hunts.

The Blackout Ripper.

Uncle William and the ghost photograph.

The race to find oil in Iraq.

Solving an--almost--perfect murder.

The Lunatic's Ball.  No, no, I'm not talking about Twitter.

Princess Helene, who was fortunate enough not to marry the Duke of Clarence.

Mystery Fires in India.

Internet trolls in 18th century Denmark.

Pro tip:  Never give your significant other your photo if all you have is a wanted poster.

I heartily approve of this: rewriting classic books so the dog doesn't die.

An unsolved family murder.

Some "firsts" from 19th century France.

A reverend/wife poisoner.

The first Thames regatta.

When statues of presidents go very, very wrong.

Ancient aliens and Empire.

Could the Romanovs have been saved?

The ghost of Wilson Canyon.

The long-delayed burial of the Irish Giant.

The 18th century teaches us how to drink beer.

Georgian era sporting pastimes.

A failed island nation.

The "London Mudlark."

A beautiful Maine castle overlooking Casco Bay is for sale.  And it has ghosts!  Someone buy this for me, please.

The 19th century queen of magic.

A "heartless and causeless murder."

And, finally, R.I.P. Harlan Ellison, although it's hard to imagine him at rest under any circumstances.

That wraps up yet another week! See you on Monday, when we'll look at a mysterious murder at sea. In the meantime, here's one of the great summer songs:


  1. Some great stories, but the one about the U.S. presidents' statues was hilarious.


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