Posing the Corpse Posing the corpse so the corpse can join in the fun of the wake or have a drink or accuse a malefactor or, simply as a joke.
Veto Goes Mad President Garfield’s dog Veto goes mad at the President’s death.
Mermaids and Mad Men – Mermaids in Advertising The Mad Men of advertising swam with the mermaids.
The Silver Coffin of Genghis Khan Where is the Silver Coffin of Genghis Khan?
Called by the Dead The living are called by the dead to join them, even if it means committing suicide. The dead can be so demanding…
Old Jokes’ Home Celebrating Tell an Old Joke Day with Victorian gallows humor, cholera jokes, puns, and heartlessness.
Detritus of the Dead Mourners of the past used the detritus of the dead–personal artifacts and mementos–to make mourning wreaths.
Cheiro and the Czar The society palmist Cheiro told Czar Nicholas II of Russia of his doom a decade before the Russian Revolution.
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
The Spirit of Mary Surratt The spirit of Mary Surratt is believed to haunt her old boarding house and was said to have returned to write a bitter message during an 1890s séance slate-writing session.