Scientific Oddities

The Spectral Well of Virginia

The Spectral Well of Virginia It began playfully, with a fortune-telling game: hold a mirror over a well and you will see the face of your future husband. But the young woman on her father’s Virginia plantation never dreamed of the ghostly sights and strange visions that would arise from those waters

The Suffolk Sea Monster

The Suffolk Sea Monster A strange Suffolk sea monster is shown by one of the fishermen who was injured while capturing it.

Death by Eclipse and Other Coronal Curiosities

Death by Eclipse and Other Coronal Curiosities Strange deaths, insanity, and portents associated with the eclipse.

Cholera Curiosities

Cholera Curiosities Fortean curiosities of cholera including blue fog, sulfurous stenches, vanishing birds. and Women in Black.

The Vapor-man of Brown’s Woods

The Vapor-man of Brown’s Woods A strange column of vapor shaped like a colossal man startles two witnesses in Brown’s Wood, Maryland.

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

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