Strange Lives

Dermographia on Face and Knee

Dermographia on Face and Knee Today we peer into the face of Mrs. Marcil of St. Jean Baptiste, Manitoba, Canada, and onto the–well, knee–of a French schoolgirl for some mysterious markings.

Monsieur de Paris’s Orchid Buttonhole

Monsieur de Paris’s Orchid Buttonhole A profile of the next-to-last public execution of France, Louis Deibler.

Weekend Compendium: 16 January 2016

Weekend Compendium: 16 January 2016

Weekend Compendium: 9 January 2016

Weekend Compendium of this week’s posts on Mrs Daffodil and Haunted Ohio, plus extras!

Popular Fortean Posts of 2015

The most popular fortean posts on this blog for 2015.

Creature Feature Encore: The Stamford Wildman: A Berkshire Scare of 1861

In 1861, on a slow-news day, a journalist scribbled a story about a wildman. Suddenly people began reporting encounters with the tall, hairy creature. Was it a hermit, a wendigo, a lunatic, an idiot, or a true monster?

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