"...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 24, 2022

Weekend Link Dump


"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

Welcome to the first Link Dump of Summer 2022!

Some accounts of encounters with fairies.

Urban legends about being rescued by ghost dogs.

Accepting that we really don't know jack about the paranormal.

The missing bodies of the Waterloo dead.

The UK's National Gallery is hitting the road.

The law code of Alfonso X.

For some reason, there are a lot of John Wayne Gacy paintings out there.

The last train robbery of the Old West.

A female inventor from the Regency era.

A bird's GPS tracker goes very astray.

The long history of the Grateful Dead and the Hell's Angels.

The mystery of Scotland's "bodies in the bog."

The floating coffin of Pinner.

When there was a crisis over the price of whale oil.

The murder of John Meierhoffer.

Campfires may have gone back a lot longer than we thought.

The artist who was Princess Diana's great, great, great grandmother.

Robert Burns' 119th birthday party.

A reminder that you wouldn't want to get into a bar fight with Abraham Lincoln.

That's a wrap for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at one of the oddest "Was it murder or suicide" cases on record.  In the meantime, let's yodel!


  1. The 'floating' coffin in Pinner is a strange item, and strange to be found in Pinner... The article on the last train robbery in the U.S. is lengthy but interesting. Canadians kept robbing trains for several years after that (eg. "The Grey Fox").

  2. "In the meantime, let's yodel" is epitaph material or my name's not Dietwin de Jodelaar.


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