Rictus Mortis: Killer Clowns In these dark days of clown panics, can we identify the possible visual origins of Killer Clowns?
What is a fairy blast? A comparison between a Limerick servant girl struck by a “fairy blast” that turned her into her American-accented sister and the Watseka Wonder case.
The Man Who Bewitched Clocks A young waiter in Chardon, Ohio could make clocks stop or do mysterious things at his command.
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 A profile of the next-to-last public execution of France, Louis Deibler.
Dr. Armstrong and the Assassin The strange link between Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth and an Episcopalian priest
The Man Who Talked to Monkeys at San Francisco’s Woodward’s Gardens.
Weekend Compendium: 16 January 2016
Dr. Slade, the Medium and the strange stories whispered about him.