"...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, October 19, 2018

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is sponsored by more of our Halloween Cats!

Who the hell was B. Traven?

What the hell was the Wakulla Volcano?

Watch out for those haunted paintings!

Watch out for those haunted effigies!

Watch out for those banana merchants!  Wait, what?

Here's your opportunity to buy the home of a Salem witch.

Cooking with human ashes.  Martha Stewart, call your office.

The murderer's ghost.

America's first "celebrity burglar."

Sketches of Georgian-era beauties.

The palomino vs. the hurricane.

A murder in Brooklyn.

The many adventures of a 19th century showman.

The real-life stories behind famous horror movies.

The biggest battle of the Napoleonic Wars.

A Welsh warrior princess.

Cappy Ricks and the poltergeist.

The world's worst lighthouse?

A newly-discovered Viking boat burial.

The victims of Vesuvius met an even more unpleasant end than you might think.

Speaking of which, the eruption probably happened on a different date than you might think.

The still-controversial murder case that helped lead to the end of the death penalty in Britain.

Attack of the Fairy Folk.

Yet another deadly love triangle.

Emblems fit for a king.

This week's Advice From Thomas Morris: vipers are not for kissing.

Betsy Balcombe, friend to Napoleon.

This week in Russian Weird looks at a gruesome and mysterious murder.

Did Nessie pop up on Google Earth?

A street of scandals and scoundrels.

The enigmatic Walworth murders.

Wheelbarrow Men meet the gallows.

The spooky Drummer of Tedworth.

A self-cleaning house.

That's it for this week! See you on Monday, when we'll look at the puzzling murder of an actor. In the meantime, here's some Bach.

1 comment:

  1. I've been interested in the mystery of B. Traven for a long time - since I first saw the movie "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" - and this article explained much (as much as can be explained).


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