Friday, November 5, 2021

Weekend Link Dump


"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

Welcome to this week's Link Dump!

The staff at Strange Company HQ will be happy to serve you tea.

A town's Halloween candy tragedy.

The Dead Man of Clerkenwell.

The insanity plea: a murderer's best friend.

An amnesiac recovered his identity.  And probably came to regret that.

The theft of the Irish Crown Jewels.

A bunch of hippies are convinced there's a civilization beneath the North Pole.

Female 19th century detectives.

The mystery of the Singapore Stone.

The O'Learys would really like you to forget about the Chicago Fire.

How an enterprising lad benefited from the death of Princess Charlotte.

Identifying the "Unknown Boy."

A type of owl that hasn't been seen for 150 years just popped up.

A remarkable hoard of Anglo-Saxon coins has been discovered.

The man with the 10-second memory.

A look at the old British Foreign Office.

How some first names became last names.

The unhealthy 19th century.

One of the most influential books about witchcraft.

The hazards of 19th century matchmaking.

A new look at the tomb of the Black Prince.

Archaeologists are finding all sorts of things in an ancient amphitheater.

The good news: you can travel through time. The bad news? You can't come back.  (Although, considering what 2021 has been like, perhaps that's the good news, as well.)

The ongoing impact of Edgar Allan Poe.

British apple folklore.

A summer camp for paleontologists. 

The merry cemetery.

Where "dead as a doornail" came from.

The psychology of haunted houses.

Archival documents dealing with the murder of Lord Darnley.

The tragedy of the first dog in space.

A cursed grave in Scotland.

George Washington's many dogs.

Three medieval ghost stories.

Tom, Post Office cat.

A selection of haunted bookstores.

The famed haunting at Hinton Ampner.

Ghostly Women in Black.

That's all for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll visit the wild world of cryptozoology.  In the meantime, here's a lovely bit of Bach.

1 comment:

  1. Dead as a doornail... Very interesting. Doors were probably one of the most common locations in which nails were 'killed'.


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