18th century

Clarion Calls: An Actress’s Shrieking Phantom

We return again to eighteenth-century France in the first of a two-part story of post-mortem obsession, of an ongoing banshee-like persecution, and of a phantom shooter.

The Man in the Hide: Western Island Oracles

The Man in the Hide: Western Island Oracles Today we look at some oracular methods from the Hebrides featuring mysterious creatures and a terrifying night ritual. Cows, cats, and little creatures from the sea.

L’affaire des franges – A Versailles Mystery

L’affaire des franges – A Versailles Mystery At Versailles, an audacious theft from the Sun King; and an inexplicable event at the King’s dinner.

The Sun King’s Death in a Glass of Water

The Sun King’s Death in a Glass of Water A group of aristocrats play a dangerous game bordering on treason in 18th-century France: asking a scryer to envision the circumstances of the Sun King’s death in a glass of water. And the Duc d’Orleans got more than he bargained for when he asked to have his own future revealed.

Spring-heeled Jack Strikes Again?

That masterful researcher Mike Dash brought us an extraordinary collection of stories of the devilish Victorian entity, Spring-heeled Jack. Here are a few reports of similar entities from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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