A macabre change was reported among the Confederate dead of Antietam.
In 1818 the Russian Princess Elisabeth Demidoff died at Paris, aged 39. 75 years later, strange stories began to circulate about the tomb and its occupant.
For “Owl Appreciation Day,” a story of a taloned Angel of Death.
A hunter with a mania for slaughtering wild animals is marked for a terrible revenge.
The story reads like fiction: Tiny footprints leading to a river; a drowned child’s skeleton recovered; then, years later, a young woman returns, claiming to be the dead child. Who was she?
A gruesome excerpt from The Victorian Book of the Dead for Father’s Day: A bereaved father follows his dead child to the tomb. Literally.
Tracking down the first instances of a tarantula in a bunch of bananas in the United States.
A shocking catalog of deaths by hair: mustache murder, dis-tress-ing suicides, hair-ball fatalities, cats and rats and poisonous hair dyes.
Celebrating Atlas Obscura Day in Ohio with an axe murderer.