"...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, June 4, 2021

Weekend Link Dump


"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

The staff at Strange Company HQ celebrate the launch of a new Link Dump!

What the hell happened to the SS Poet?

What the hell caused the Great Sheep Panic?

Getting creative when it comes to addressing a letter.

An odd ancient child burial.

That time when sharks nearly became extinct.

The birth of counting.

The man who survived a catastrophic brain injury.  (And, yes, this is a Thomas Morris post, so be warned that you'll hear every last detail.)

The enduring influence of Poe.

A ship's captain turns mass murderer.

An escape network turns to mass murder.

Personally, I already do.

Murder and an "unnatural love."

The end of the Paris Commune.

If you're renting a haunted house, it usually does little good to take the matter to court.

Enliven your weekend by contemplating all the ways the Sun can kill us.

A creepy case of murder and black magic.

The "belly of Paris."

This week in Russian Weird looks at a strange death in Siberia.

From flattering prospects to perfect destitution.

The link between water and UFOs.

The UFO capitol of Australia.

Literary trolling.

The Lidice Massacre.

The real-life "Lord of the Flies."

How to turn apples into marshmallows.

Some personal accounts of time-slips.

It's safe to say that this is a murder that will never be solved.

The Ice Saints.

Robert Boyd, who died like a gentleman and soldier.

Some notable graves at Bury St. Edmund's.

The man who could grow at will.

A very unusual way to find a wife.

Irene Castle, America's best-dressed woman.

The Nine Men of Madeley.

Birds as natural magicians.

Archival files related to the beginning of Pakistan.

The ghosts of Warwick Castle.

What may be the world's earliest known war memorial.

How a Chinese teenager's death birthed conspiracy theories.

The unsolved murder of a private detective.

A determined young ruffian.

Tales from Britain's worst prison.

A one-armed lion whisperer.

A Ukrainian Stonehenge.

Ancient Roman beauty tips.

The murder that created Scotland Yard.

UFOs and a musician's strange disappearance.

Caps.  Lots and lots of different caps.

Anatomists and the body-snatchers.

Cryptozoology's saga of the "lost" Thunderbird photo.

The dark side of Victorian baby farming.

Andrew Jackson and "Rawhead and Bloody Bones."

That's all for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at a ghost story with a happy ending.  In the meantime, here's a bit of Bach.


  1. Quite a good variety in this week's dump. The story of Dr Petiot is, unfortunately, typical of Nazi-occupied Paris - and of Paris immediately after that period.

    And it's good to read that Irene Castle is still remembered by some.

  2. "an odd ancient child burial" has no link.


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