Scientific Oddities

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

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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