"...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, August 23, 2019

Weekend Link Dump

Welcome to this Friday's Link Dump.

It's showtime!

What the hell is the Ghost Light of Chinati Mountain?

Watch out for those killer bathing machines!

Watch out for those fairy dinner parties!

Watch out for the Gurning Man of Glasgow!

The bones of Old London.

Comparing how a murder was covered in US and UK newpapers.

The site that has gone from Caesar's murder to a cat haven.

Mungo Man goes back to his 42,000 year old home.

A French poet who started life riding a swan and just got weirder from there.

The legend of Blubber Town.

A New York witch and her coin-laden pets.

The legendary Nine Unknown Men.

Mesoamerican saunas.

An 18th century guide book to London's prostitutes.

An 18th century debate between the sexes.

Taking it with you.

This week in Russian Weird: their 15th century DIY roller coasters were just as terrifying as you might think.

And there is also this Russian cat:

The Mount Holly tragedy.

A "horrible record of diabolism."

A cursed town in California.   Not uncommon in these parts, actually.

The origins of "do no harm."

The Gorbals Vampire.

The banshee of Hillstock road.

If you're ever in a gas-lit room, here's how to dress.

The ghost of Tamnadeese.

In search of buried soup in the Arctic.

There's still a whole lot to discover in Pompeii.

A Michelangelo patron goes to the scaffold.

How Rock Hudson came to star in the world's bleakest movie.

That time guillotine haircuts were all the rage.  Yes, we're talking about the French.

That time your library book could kill you.

The mystery of the Roopkund Lake skeletons just got even weirder.  [Another article on this topic here.]

A terrible "crime of passion."

Murder on an Indian train.

A Welsh orphan's tragic life.

The days of the scold's bridle.  Nowadays, if a woman talks too much, it's the Twitter mob she has to fear.

That time Elizabeth Taylor was hanged for burglary.  No, really.

Thus ends yet another Link Dump.  See you on Monday, when we'll hang out with a very rude Scottish poltergeist.  In the meantime, here's another vintage song of summer.  Much as I hate to call a song "vintage" when I remember when it was brand new.

1 comment:

  1. And I thought Blubbertown was going to be about cry-babies...

    The article about dressing for gaslight was interesting. I wonder, as touched upon by the author, if the future will look for present-day articles about dressing for fluorescence.


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