Grim and Grewsome

Miss Neas’s Bones of Contention

Miss Neas’s Bones of Contention Doctors and other witnesses reported seeing hundreds of bones working their way through Sarah Neas’s skin

Charles Dickens is Summoned to an Inquest

Charles Dickens is Summoned to an Inquest Charles Dickens gives us an insider’s “slice-of-death” look at a Victorian coroner’s inquest on a dead infant.

The Little Man with the Soiled Handkerchief

The Little Man with the Soiled Handkerchief A little man haunts a sick woman, taunting her with his soiled handkerchief.

Oskorei and Haug-folk – The Dangers of a Norwegian Christmas

Oskorei and Haug-folk – The Dangers of a Norwegian Christmas Beware the Oskorei (the Wild Hunt) and Haug-folk, who become more dangerous at Christmas!

The Ice Viking or Entombed in an Iceberg for Centuries

The Ice Viking or Entombed in an Iceberg for Centuries Drifting for ten centuries through the uncharted seas north of the Arctic Circle, traversing heaven knows how many thousand miles of snow and silence, perhaps pushed by the ever-grinding ice floes of the North Pole itself, the body of a Viking king a thousand years old has been returned at last to civilization.

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