Friday, December 7, 2018
Weekend Link Dump
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Who the hell made the Arthur's Seat Coffin Dolls? And why?
Watch out for those cursed rings!
Mrs. Hodges and the meteorite.
Incidentally, the new film about Mary Queen of Scots sounds like a real stinker. Judging by the trailer, I'm guessing it's the equivalent of John Cusack's Poe movie.
Two executions that were footnotes to the American Revolution.
When London got street lights...it didn't work out too well.
The foxes of Foxhurst.
The last written words of a condemned man.
A trio for this week in Russian Weird: Siberia has unicorns!
And there was the Russian woman known as "Lady Death."
And the cats of the Hermitage!
There's something on Mars that looks like a clump of tin foil.
If you want to have some fresh new nightmares, check out this 9,000 year old mask.
And here is the reconstruction of an astounding 1,300 year old helmet.
If, like me, you think all modern pop music sounds alike, you may be right.
As a Californian, I can say that Krampus fits right in here.
The famed courtesan Nelly O'Brien.
Ancient Egyptians did coffin-making on the cheap.
A Graveyard Christmas.
The spirit world and the hairwork bracelet.
The mountain bike murder.
William Lambert of the Bombay Army.
How to dress for an 18th century masquerade ball.
There are times when it doesn't pay to take things slowly.
Found: a medieval man who literally died with his boots on.
A reporter who became a literal ghost writer.
There may be such a thing as too much Christmas spirit.
So, let's discuss Tycho Brahe and the psychic dwarf.
Let's also talk about beer-drinking duck Marines.
The diary of an 18th century teenager in London.
When your mother is a homicidal sociopath.
Mysterious sheep-killings in Wales.
Shorter version: social media has turned us all into exhibitionists.
The singing heroine of a tragedy at sea.
Well, this is a bit unnerving.
The grave of a heroic dog.
The origins of Thanksgiving.
A ghost with a grudge.
Medieval guide dogs.
Pirate ghosts and cursed treasure. What could be better?
The mystery of Petrarch's cat.
The first female ghostbuster.
The world's most sickening museum. Literally.
The lost art of flower-making.
The rector returns from the grave.
Did Ida Quinlan murder her sister?
A look at Napoleon's coronation.
We're done for this week! See you on Monday, when we'll look at an unusual poltergeist account. In the meantime, here's a bit of classic Christmas music.