Posing the Corpse

Posing the Corpse Posing the corpse so the corpse can join in the fun of the wake or have a drink or accuse a malefactor or, simply as a joke.

The Image on the Retina

The Image on the Retina A fictional treatment of the theory of optography in which a young man photographs an image on the retina of his murdered sweetheart, which leads him to the killer.

Dead as a Doornail – The Carpenter of Doom

Dead as a Doornail -The Carpenter of Doom Over the space of a lifetime, a man was haunted by recurring visits from a mysterious carpenter, whose presence meant death.

Called by the Dead

Called by the Dead The living are called by the dead to join them, even if it means committing suicide. The dead can be so demanding…

The Fatal Glass of Beer

The Fatal Glass of Beer Mrs Hubbard was mysteriously poisoned by a fatal glass of beer. In the aptly named Brooklyn neighborhood of Gravesend, a railroad flagman has an unexpected encounter with the dead woman.

Old Jokes’ Home

Old Jokes’ Home Celebrating Tell an Old Joke Day with Victorian gallows humor, cholera jokes, puns, and heartlessness.

The Spirit of Mary Surratt

The Spirit of Mary Surratt The spirit of Mary Surratt is believed to haunt her old boarding house and was said to have returned to write a bitter message during an 1890s séance slate-writing session.

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