|“The Witches’ Cove,” Follower of Jan Mandijn|
This week’s Link Dump is sponsored by representatives of Halloween Cats United!
A murderer leaves an enigmatic message behind her.
How Henry VIII micromanaged Anne Boleyn's execution.
That time AC/DC went hunting for the Loch Ness Monster. Using fireworks. And, yes, adult beverages played a major role in our story.
Murder tips from Burke and Hare.
The murder of an early film director.
Nothing like a little arsenic to liven up a Halloween party.
How the battle of Agincourt became the stuff of legend.
A monument to a murdered prostitute. (Who had a pretty cool nickname.)
A famed medieval manuscript comes home.
Campaign advice from Davy Crockett.
One really haunted college.
New Orleans' casket girls and vampires.
British etiquette rules from the 1930s.
A future Senator is terrorized by a haunted gate.
One of the many victims of Stalin's purges.
Those underrated Neanderthals.
A study of light pollution.
Witchcraft and the murder of Charles Walton.
Pagan bureaucrats vs. Christianity.
Did "cavemen" really live in caves?
Books bound in human skin. One of the many, many things which leave me baffled about our species.
What we have here is the definition of “overkill.”
The unusual path followed by a Russian princess.
What may be the largest known flying bird.
A Bronze Age mass death: battle or massacre?
Light bulbs and planned obsolescence.
That time Malaysia was invaded by miniature aliens.
The weird side of vintage Halloweens.
How Princess Margaret inspired daily horoscopes.
Aboriginal legends of body-snatching monsters.
Archaeology looks at the Salem Witch Trials.
A collection of medieval ghost stories.
Ireland's trickster spirit.
Some of the strangest things caught in amber.
A brief history of face masks.
A brief history of werewolves.
A tunnel built by the Knights Templar.
An ancient civilization in Saudi Arabia.
The New York Yacht Club's cat mascots.
Ancient mummy portraits.
Brain surgery from 5,000 years ago.
The ghosts of New York City's Dakota.
The first excavation of the Great Pyramid.
Europe's first industrial complex.
The rotten Mary Ann Cotton.
A road trip full of coincidences.
The man who was executed by a shooting machine.
A 300-year-old "ramble through London."
And we're done for the week! See you on Monday, when we'll look at a tale of two murders. In the meantime, here's something from the Renaissance.