Ephemera

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.

Silk in the Super-Sargasso Sea

Silk in the Super-Sargasso Sea A vanished roll of silk mysteriously reappears–had it been captured by Charles Fort’s Super-Sargasso Sea?

An Overwhelming Odour of Corruption

An Overwhelming Odour of Corruption was the main feature of the haunting of “Holly Cottage” The stench of corruption, flabby hands, spitting in the dark, and the sound of a coffin being moved. No wonder the rent was so low.

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.

A Charm from Cheltenham

A Charm from Cheltenham A charm from Cheltenham is given to a young RAF flier who immediately recovers his lost nerve and, despite many crashes, lives a charmed life

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