"...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 21, 2024

Weekend Link Dump


"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

Welcome to the first Link Dump of Summer 2024!

Time for that summer road trip!

A young man's murderous attack on his family.

The ghost of a murderer.

Did the Allied leadership prolong WWII?

The Great Bed of Ware.

Decoding UK's "Seahenge."

Hunter Thompson and the Hell's Angels.

Looking for UFOs in the Vatican.

A quadruple murder case in Pennsylvania.

The oldest wine in the world.

Meet Mr. Moon and Mummified Molly.

The career of journalist Nellie Bly.

The South Carolina family who had a nuclear bomb dropped on them.  

How to befriend birds.

A weird hole on Mars.

The Soviet-Afghan War.

The mystery of the English "sweating sickness."

The murder that led to modern forensic kits.

The last of the East India Company Chaplains.

A Georgian-era murder.

Press reports of 18th century British elections.

Objects that were used to celebrate the Summer Solstice.

A look at "Kirby's Wonderful and Eccentric Museum."

A satanic mill.

Why depression is called "the black dog."

Christopher Lee and France's last public execution.

Life at sea in the 1860s Royal Navy.

New archaeological finds at Mount Vernon.

The richest woman in 15th century France.

That's all for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at two mysterious deaths within the same wealthy family.  In the meantime, here's some Mozart.


  1. The Birish Elections link is brokernn.

    1. So I see. I suppose they removed the post!

  2. The 'murder bag' is interesting. I knew of Spilsbury, but not his part in organising the 'murder bag', though I should have guessed. (The statement that at one point there were so many murders in Britain that the police had run out of bags made me smile: they ran out of eight bags... Some crime spree.) Speaking of crime sprees, that Weidman deserved his ending in France. What a pointless string of killings. 'Seahenge' and the world's oldest wine were good articles, too. I don't suppose anyone volunteered to taste the wine. And the article on the Soviet involvement in Afghanistan was interesting. Their Vietnam or not, they really should have known better...


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