"...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, November 7, 2014

Weekend Link Dump

The cats are busy making their bucket lists.

But they may be missing the point.

Where the hell is Scotland's last witch grave?  Now we...maybe know?

Who the hell was the Zodiac Killer?  Now we...maybe know?

What the hell is Puma Punku?

What the hell are these Middle Eastern stone circles?

Watch out for the Sailor's Stone!

Watch out for the Wandering Wilas!

Watch out for the Devil's Tramping Ground!

How witchcraft paranoia inspired a murder.

Eliza Lynn Linton, a "curious mixture...of the man and the woman."

Princess Caraboo, who was a curious mixture herself.

The woman who walked across America...and paid a steep price for her feat.

There may be a thin line between love and hate, but that ain't nothin' compared to the thin line between history and mythology.

Cupid, equine World War I heroine.

Those times when Bonfire Night got a bit out of hand.

But when is someone going to fake the fakes of the fakes?

Warding off witches in 17th century England.

More Mystery Fires from the early 20th century.

More Mummies Dearest.

Real-life tears of a clown.

Focusing in on spectacles.

The possible link between criminal candles and Jack the Ripper.

A Mexican kiss of death.  And on this blog, you know we're not speaking figuratively.

The "titillating powers of chocolate."

The life and times of an 18th century smuggler.

The life and times of a 19th century oyster eater.

Iskandar the Great.

Baseball Cats!

Soldier Snails!

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Witchfinder General.

Ernest Hemingway just won't shut up.

Memorializing a Nazi-fighting Polish bear.

The case of the Stockwell Not-Quite-a-Ghost.

One of the more hilarious 19th century literary feuds:  Watch noted hacks Rufus W. Griswold and J.T. Headley hit each other with handbags.

And, finally: Meet the Hen Men.

That's a wrap! See you all Monday, when I'll be looking at a classic Scottish political murder mystery.

 You never know what will be coming down.

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