Transparent Fiction – The Myth of the Victorian Tear Bottle In which textual sources are used to put the stopper in the tear-bottle myth.
The Jealous Mother’s Ghost The jealous ghost of a dead mother returns to warn her successor to treat her children kindly.
Supplying Dead Ringers Wax effigies, fake or substitute corpses used by criminals.
Lincoln’s Haunted Death Mask The haunted Lincoln’s death mask, which hung in the Indiana State Library.
Aloysius John Williamson Leggepul’s Wonderplane A Wonderplane specially designed in the spirit of April Fool’s Day to avoid head-on collisions.
Crystal-Seers in Lancashire Lancashire folk gazed into glass eggs and crystals to spy on their friends and scry the future.
The Woman in Black – Victorian Mourning as Criminal Disguise A look at the rogues’ gallery of crimes committed in the United States from about 1860 to 1929 under the cover of crape by The Women in Black.
A Death’s Head Photograph A young woman draws a death’s head invisible to the naked eye to fool a photographer.
My Fatal Valentine Stories of fatal or threatening valentines.
Belt and Switch – Spanking Machines Through History