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The Strange Company Choir wishes you a happy new year!
Canterbury Cathedral and the ghost of Becket.
Thwarted love and the murder of Becket.
The ghost of Packsaddle Gap.
This week in Russian Weird looks at the world's most isolated family.
A series of blog posts trying to identify a glamorous "mystery couple" from a 70-year-old camera roll. It's a fun little internet puzzle.
Royal New Year gifts and royal pardons.
The felines of Federal Hall.
The author of a book about murders is accused of murder. I will pause a moment to allow all regular readers of this blog to look at me funny.
Accounts of comforting messages from the dead.
Covid-19, meet the Zombie Apocalypse.
Media and the Lindbergh Kidnapping.
Some of Devon's odder crimes.
A brief history of Penny Dreadfuls.
Highway robbery and a policeman's murder in 1842.
The philosopher who was "Trotsky's sidekick."
Smallpox and the Balmis Expedition.
The folklore of wrens.
Ethiopia's remarkable churches.
A young man's strange disappearance.
Behind the scenes at a Christmas pantomime.
Nazis and Operation Paperclip.
A little-known war hero.
Some beautiful sketches made from inside a diving bell.
A boxing match that went south pretty quickly.
Some insulting graffiti in Pompeii.
How to solve your own murder.
Einstein's forgotten wife.
Ancient food globalization.
Ancient fast food.
A New York painter's mysterious death.
"Dead, Not Delivered": a letter carrier's story.
How a failed balloon launch sparked a riot.
A massive ancient tsunami.
When ants start protection rackets.
The mystery of Beethoven's metronome.
A real-life mad scientist.
That's it for this week! See you on Monday, when we'll look at what may be this blog's strangest Mystery Blood story yet. In the meantime, here's some Handel.