Two Skulls at Thiepval British war artist William Orpen and a French painter have strange encounters with unburied skulls at the Somme.
Dead Man Standing An inquiry into the fantasy of Victorian standing post-mortems: dead people, supported by headrests.
Mummy and Child In 1885, G.F. Martindale and his party made an amazing discovery in a cave in the Yosemite Valley: the mummified body of a giant woman, still holding an infant.
Vexed With Orders for Dead Monkeys. A baby giraffe chair, a swan table lamp, a door-stop made from an ostrich leg. Abominable animal art.
A Benares Lady Magnet A visitor to India finds a “Devil Woman” with the power to levitate and magnetically attract man and beast.
REM Sleep Repercussions Can dreams physically influence someone besides the dreamer?
A Walking Dead Man in Rotuma. The ghost of a murdered man returns to walk the small Pacific island where he lived and was hacked to death.
Begotten by a Ghost: Madame Lasalle and her etherealized spouse produce a bouncing baby boy
A Post-Mortem Room Ghost. A student doctor meets someone unexpected in the post-mortem room of a Dublin hospital.
Weekend Compendium: 16 January 2016